About Prof. David Hakken

The David Hakken Participatory Design Grant

The submission deadline for the grant has closed. The grant will be awarded on Thursday 23rd of August at 15:30 in Hasselt University, in the Old Prison

The David Hakken Participatory Design Grant was established in 2016 to celebrate David Hakken, PD veteran and member of the PDC Advisory Board.

The bursary is granted by the PDC Advisory Board on a Biennial basis to 1 talented student demonstrating, through his/her work, Participatory Design practice and/or thought leadership as well as alignment with Prof. Hakken’s main philosophy.

The bursary’s grantee will have full fee exemption to the conference (to include participation to 1 workshop of choice and attendance to the Doctoral Consortium) and travel cost coverage (full or partial, assessed on a case-to-case basis by the PDC Advisory Board).

About Prof. David Hakken

Trained originally as a cultural anthropologist, Prof. Hakken had a long career doing ethnographic fieldwork, both in cyberspace and in real life. His abiding concern has been the complex ways in which social change, culture, and digital technologies (DTs) like computing, co-construct each other; that is, both how DTs shape, and how they are shaped by, culture. To this end, he studied worker education, public policy, and workplace use of information technology in Britain and the United States; software development in Britain, the Nordic countries, the US, and Malaysia; social service and technology (especially assistive technology for people with disabilities) in the US and Italy; and techno-science in US, Chinese and Malaysian scholarship and higher education. His ultimate teaching and research goal has been to promote DTs that expand, not undermine, human capabilities, a goal embodied in a program to promote Socially Robust and Enduring Computing.

Chairs: Daria Loi and Vincenzo D’Andrea, hakkengrant@pdc2018.org