PCD'94 - ARTIFACTS Call for Participation
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 27-28, 1994
Sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
In the last few years, participatory approaches to design have gained adherents around the world. Participatory design approaches have at their core the involvement of workers in the design and development of new technologies and work practices that have the potential of improving their work lives. Collaborative design projects combine the skills and knowledge of workers who will use or are using the technology, with the technological and organizational expertise of those involved in its development.
The first Participatory Design conference explored the historical roots of this way of working, by bringing European practitioners together with American researchers and industry developers. By the second conference, PDC'92, participatory approaches to design had taken root in the US, not only in research environments, but also at several commercial firms. The goal at that time was to take a further step towards defining and nurturing participatory design. In PDC `94, we would like both to consider our ways of working and to foster a substantial dialog among practitioners. The conference is an international forum where this emerging community can meet, exchange ideas and experiences, and investigate the incorporation of participatory design approaches in new areas such as: product development, long-term system maintenance and redesign, and settings in the developing world.
We encourage the participation of all those interested in learning aboutparticipatory design and in trying it in their own settings, as well as those currently employing participatory approaches to design (possibly under other names).
Artifacts submissions (including posters and demonstrations)
The Artifacts program brings together representations, techniques, methodologies and technologies developed for or through participatory design. (A representation may take the form of documents and other objects that reflect work practices, designs, and associated materials, and should include both the artifact itself and how it is used in the work situation.)
A contribution to the Artifacts program should be intended to be shown or demonstrated informally at a booth. The Artifacts program will take place in conjunction with the conference dinner and thus will not overlap with the papers/panels/workshops tracks.
- Description and motivation of the artifact and how it is used in practice (5 copies, maximum 3 pages). Include non-textual materials like photographs, videotapes, sketches, etc., if appropriate (only one copy of a videotape is required, and photographs may be provided in photocopied form). Be sure to describe any plans to engage conference participants directly in using the artifact.
- Each accepted artifact will be represented by a one-page, published short paper in the PDC'94 Proceedings. Please contact Michael Muller at the addresses given below to obtain a copy of the author's kit or consult the format/guidelines available through cpsr.org. The one-page short paper MUST be received in camera-ready format as part of the submission, due 15 July 1994.
- Brief description of artifact presenter's relevant experience and background.
- Any special equipment or power requirements.
IMPORTANT DATES (in 1994)
Accepted submissions and proposals from all categories will appear in a proceedings distributed to conference participants. We look forward to seeing you in North Carolina in the Fall of 1994.
PDC '94 Conference Committee
Bill Anderson Conference Chair Susan Suchman & David Bellin Local Co-chairs Susan Irwin Anderson & Randall Trigg Program Co-chairs Andrew Clement Panels Chair Finn Kensing Workshops Chair Annette Adler & Michael Muller Artifacts Co-chairs Elizabeth Erickson Proceedings Chair Erran Carmel Treasurer Barbara Katzenberg & Peter Piela Publicity Co-chairs
PDC '94 Program Committee
Annette Adler (Artifacts Co-Chair) Susan Irwin Anderson (Program Xerox Corporate Architecture Co-Chair) Xerox Corporate Research & Technology Susanne Bodker Tone Bratteteig Aarhus University, Denmark University of Oslo, Norway Andrew Clement (Panels Chair) Yrjo Engestrom University of Toronto University of California, San Diego Christiane Floyd Joan Greenbaum University of Hamburg City University of New York Judith Gregory Kaj Gronbaek University of California, San Diego Aarhus University, Denmark Jonathan Grudin Mike Hales University of California, Irvine University of Brighton, United Kingdom Karen Holtzblatt Finn Kensing (Workshops Chair) InContext Enterprises Roskilde University Center, Denmark Sarah Kuhn Michael Muller (Artifacts University of Massachusetts, Lowell Co-Chair) US West Advanced Technologies Charley Richardson Patricia Sachs University of Massachusetts, Lowell NYNEX Science and Technology Randall Trigg (Program Co-Chair) Eline Vedel Xerox Palo Alto Research Center The National Bank of Norway Ina Wagner Terry Winograd Technical University, Vienna Stanford University/Interval Research
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