Call for Participation for the 14th biennial Participatory Design Conference

Posted by Jessica on Thursday September 3rd 2015 at 09:05


Join us for the 14th biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC)
Aarhus, Denmark, 15 – 19 August 2016

The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) is a premier venue for presenting research on the direct involvement of people in the design, development, implementation and appropriation of information and communication technology. PDC brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of researchers and practitioners from multiple fields encompassing a wide range of issues that emerge around cooperative design.

Call for Papers: The 13th biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC) in Windhoek, Namibia. (6. – 10. October 2014)

Posted by Katrien on Thursday January 16th 2014 at 14:04

The conference theme of the 13th Participatory Design Conference  2014 is “Reflecting connectedness”. We are currently experiencing a  technologically pushed trend in ‘being always connected’.  This is  manifested in a number of designed artifacts, such as smart-phones,  social networks, computer supported cooperative work and distributed  working tools. By ‘reflecting connectedness’ in PD, we acknowledge  influential relations across continents, societies, people,  disciplines and time, beyond the direct involvement of stakeholders.   While PD has evolved as a discipline on its own, we should  continuously reflect on interrelations of theories and practices  within and across the field and thereby enriching PD within a wider context. We must further engage in critical debates of what it means  to design within and for a multilayered network, such as the on-line  world versus off-line interactions, the blurring distinction of  designers and users, researchers and artists, design and research ‘in  the wild’, designing for social justice, inclusiveness, and  sustainability. We invite authors to deliberate on these relations  within and beyond the field of PD, which affect its conceptualization  and practices all over.

The 2014 PDC seeks to attract submissions from different disciplines,  academics, practitioners and artists in form of tutorials, workshops,  doctorial consortiums, participatory art encounters, papers, and  industry cases.


PDC 2014

Posted by Selina on Monday June 3rd 2013 at 15:11

In 2014, another ‘Participatory Design Conference’ will take place. This 13th PD conference will be in Windhoek, Namibia.

According to its website: “The 2014 PDC will be a platform to connect ‘in person’ with designers, researchers, artists, practitioners and other related people, to engage in fruitful dialogues, to participate in numerous activities such as tutorials, workshops, doctorial consortiums, participatory art encounters, paper presentations as well as game viewing and exquisite dinning.
All in all you are looking forward to an unforgettable conference experience with many new insights and connections.”

The submission deadlines are on the conference website:

PDC2014 Post Card 300dpi

SHARE conference

Posted by Katrien on Thursday March 21st 2013 at 12:04

shareOn the 24th and 25th of May, the third and closing conference of SHARE will take place at LUCA – campus Sint-Lukas Brussel. SHARE is a European project that focuses on Phd and research in the arts.  SHARE is an international networking project, comprising 39 partners working together on enhancing the ‘3rd cycle’ of arts research and education, creating a Europe-wide exchange framework for the widely different experiences, practices and ideas that make up the lively domain of artistic and cultural research.

More information and the full program can be found here

Workshop: PD for cognitive impairments @PDC’12

Posted by Niels on Thursday August 30th 2012 at 13:55

PDC workshop on cognitive impairmentsOn Sunday the 12th of August we (Karin Slegers, Pieter Duysburg, Helma van Rijn & Niels Hendriks) organised a workshop on participatory design on cognitive impairments (full title: Participatory Design for Users with Impairments Affecting Cognitive Functions and Communication Skills. Now that’s a mouthfull.) We received submissions/applications for more or less 15 participants working with target groups such as aphasia, dementia, autism, depression,… and using a variety of participatory methods.

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