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PDC'96 Advance Program (final version)

PDC'96: The Fourth Biennial Conference on Participatory Design

November 13-15, 1996

Stratton Building, Student Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sponsored by:
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR)

In cooperation with
IFIP WG9.1 (Computers and Work)

Wednesday Morning

Opening Remarks (9:00 - 9:15 AM)

Keynote Address (9:15 - 10:30 AM)

Mark Nichter, Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of Arizona

Participation in Community Health Care Programs: Are we ready to move beyond rhetoric to consider methods and the politics of the possible?

Break (10:30 - 11:00 AM)

Paper Session I: Community-based design (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Community Designers, V. L. O'Day, D. G. Bobrow, B. Hughes, K. Bobrow, V. Saraswat, J. Talazus, J. Walters, C. Welbes, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center; Phoenix College; Longview Elementary School

Community-based Participatory Design in the Third World, J. Braa, Norwegian Computing Center and University of Cape Town

Community Participation in Health Informatics in Africa: An Experiment in Tripartite Partnership in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and Communities, M. Korpela, University of Kuopio, and H. A. Soriyan, Obafemi Awolowo University, K.C. Olufokunbi, Obafemi Awolowo University, A. A. Onayade, O.A.U.T.H.C., A. Davies-Adetugbo, Obafemi Awolowo University, D. Adesanmi, Ife Central Local Government

Paper Session II: Participatory design in small organizations (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Participatory Design and Participative Practices in Small Companies, T. Robertson, University of Technology, Sydney

CAVEAT Exemplar: Participatory Design in a Non-Profit Volunteer Organization, B. McPhail, T. Costantino, R. Barclay, D. Bruckmann, A. Clement, University of Toronto

When Survival Is an Issue: PD in Support of Landscape Architecture, P. H. Mogensen and D. Shapiro, Lancaster University

Lunch (12:30 - 2:00 PM)

Wednesday Afternoon

Special session: Economic and political contexts for participatory design (2:00 - 3:30 PM)

Post Modern Times: Participation Beyond the Workplace, J. Greenbaum, City University of New York

Democracy and Technology, R. E. Sclove, The Loka Institute

Paper Session III: Diverse roles for participatory designers (2:00 - 3:30 PM)

Participatory Design in Consulting, J. Gärtner, Vienna Technical University

Partial Success and Partial Failure in a Commercial Development Project, D. Sanderson, University of Brighton

The Festival Checklist: Design as the Transformation of Artefacts, O. W. Bertelsen, Aarhus University

Break (3:30 - 4:00 PM)

Paper Session IV: Arenas for worker participation (4:00 - 5:30 PM)

Achieving Worker Participation in Technological Change: The Case of the Flashing Cursor, P. Segall and L. Snelling, Union Research Centre on Organisation and Technology

Participatory Design: Examples and Institutional Needs, F. Emspak, University of Wisconsin Extension

P for Political? Some challenges to PD towards 2000, E. E. Beck, University of Oslo

Panel Session I: Where is the patient in patient-centered and user- oriented design in health care systems development (4:00 - 5:30 PM)

J. Gregory, Kaiser Permanente and B. Katzenberg, Digital Equipment Corporation. (organizers), D. Forsythe, University of California; R. Frankel, Unviersity of Rochester; J. Gregory, B. Katzenberg, N. LeLievre, Digital Equipment Corporation.; and T. Timpka,Linköping University (panelists)

Wednesday Evening

Reception (6:30 PM)

Thursday Morning

Paper Session V: Methods, techniques, and tools I (9:00 - 10:30 AM)

MUST - a Method for Participatory Design, F. Kensing, J. Simonsen, and K. Bødker, Roskilde University

The Envisionment Workshop - from visions to practice, P. Ehn, B. Brattgård, E. Dalholm, R. C. Davies, A. Hägerfors, B. Mitchell, J. Nilsson, Lund University

Techniques and Tools for Continuous User Participation, C. Lilienthal and H. Züllighoven, University of Hamburg

Panel Session II: The Participatory Design of Work Space (9:00 - 10:30 AM)

S. Harrison, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, organizer, S. Harrison, T. Horgen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J. Ouye, Facility Technics, and R. Robinson, E-Lab and Illinois Institute of Technology (panelists)

Break (10:30 - 11:00 AM)

Paper Session VI: Methods, techniques, and tools II (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Influencing Qualities of Information Systems - Future Challenges for Participatory Design, K. Braa, University of Oslo

Developing Groupware with Evolution and Participation: A Case Study, H. Kahler, University of Bonn

PictureCARD: A Storytelling Tool for Task Analysis, M. W. Tschudy, E. A. Dykstra-Erickson, and M. S. Holloway, Apple Computer, Inc.

Panel Session III: Labor unions and technological design: Entry points for change (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

T. Cherkasky, Work and Technology Institute (organizer), N. Ashford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, H. Salzman, Jobs for the Future, R. Scannel, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers International Union, J. Yudken, Work and Technology Institute (panelists)

Lunch (12:30 - 2:00 PM)

Thursday Afternoon

Workshops (2:00 - 5:30)

Workshop Descriptions

1. Communicating Quality, P. Ehn, T. Meggerle, O. Steen, and M. Svedemar (organizers)

2. An In-depth Look at a Participatory Design Method: Projective Expression through Image Collages, E. B.-N. Sanders and M. Davidson (organizers)

3. Unemployment by Design: Participatory Design and the Changing Structure of the Workforce in the Information Society, P. van den Besselaar, J. Greenbaum, P. Mambrey (organizers)

4. Participatory Design of Open Organizations, K. Holtzblatt and H. Beyer (organizers)

5. How Can Participatory Design Practice be Taught? B. Helgeson, S. Eriksén, B. Sutter (organizers)

6. The Politics of Knowledge: Participatory Design and the Location of Expertise, J. Orr, and N. Crowfoot (organizers)

Thursday Evening

Conference Banquet (6:30 - 8:30 PM)

Friday Morning

Keynote Address (9:00 - 10:30 AM)

Elaine Bernard, Director
Trade Union Program
Harvard University

Power and Design: Why Unions and Organization Matter

Break (10:30 - 11:00 AM)

Paper Session VII: Supporting users in design (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Participating Informally: Opportunities and Dilemmas in User-Driven Design, M. Beirne, University of Strathclyde, A. Panteli, and H. Ramsay, University of Glasgow

Using Participatory Design of User Documentation in Support of Learning at Work, T. Williams, NYNEX Science & Technology

Initiative in Participatory Design, K. H. Madsen, Aarhus University

Paper Session VIII: Designing large scale, distributed technologies (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Making Infrastructure: The Dream of a Common Language, L. J. Neumann and S. L. Star, University of Illinois

Participation of Heterogeneous User Groups: Providing an Integrated Hospital Information System, A. Krabbel, I. Wetzel, S. Ratuski, University of Hamburg

Integrating User Advocacy into Participatory Design: the Designers' Perspective, P. Mambrey, G. Mark, U. Pankoke-Babatz, German National Research Center for Information Technology

Lunch (12:30 - 2:00 PM)

Friday Afternoon

Closing plenary panel and discussion: Reflections and future directions (2:00 - 3:00 PM)

Doctoral consortium (4:00 PM)

J. Greenbaum (organizer)


Conference co-chairs
David Bellin, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University , USA

Andrew Clement, University of Toronto, Canada

Program Co-chairs
Jeanette Blomberg, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA

Finn Kensing, Roskilde University, Denmark

Debra Cash, New Century Enterprises, USA

Publicity chair
Barbara Katzenberg, Digital Equipment Corporation , USA

Panels co-chairs
Susan Anderson, Xerox Corporation, USA

Bill Anderson, Xerox Corporation, USA

Workshops chair
Kim Halskov Madsen, Aarhus University Denmark

Artifacts co-chairs
Michael Muller, US West, USA

Marian G. Williams , University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

Doctoral Consortium chair
Joan Greenbaum, City University of New York

Proceedings chair
Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson, Apple Computer, USA

Other Program Committee Members

Libby Bishop, Institute for Research on Learning, USA
Keld Bødker, Roskilde University, Denmark
Susanne Bødker, Aarhus University, Denmark
Tone Bratteteig, University of Oslo, Norway
Jack Carroll, Virginia Tech, USA
Karen Holtzblatt, InContext Enterprises, USA
Reinhard Keil-Slawik, University of Paderborn, Germany
Sarah Kuhn, University of Massachusetts Lowell,USA
Vicki O'Day, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Pat Sachs, NYNEX, USA
Dan Shapiro, Lancaster University, Great Britain
Leigh Snelling, Union Research Centre on Organisation and Technology, Australia
Lucy Suchman, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Kari Thoresen, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
David Tippen, Center for Information Technology Innovation, Canada
Randy Trigg, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center,USA
Ina Wagner, Vienna Technical University, Austria
Jack Whalen, Institute for Research on Learning, USA
Terry Winograd, Stanford University, USA

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