Interactive Workshops

maximum 3 pages, excluding references

all submissions should be made via the PDC 2018 Conference System, using the ACM recommended templates (see submission instructions).

important dates:

  • 9 February 2018: Submission of workshop proposals
  • 1 March 2018: Notification of acceptance to workshop organizers
  • 18 May 2018: Camera ready versions of workshop proposals
  • 25 May 2018: Notification of acceptance to workshop participants

Workshop proposals should describe half-day or full-day sessions on topics that include reflections, methods, practices, and other areas of interest related to Participatory Design (PD). They should support an interactive format wherein active participation is possible and clearly goes beyond a presentation format. These formats could include problem definition, small discussion groups, mapping themes, etc. It should justify the need for the workshop and should contain the workshop’s title, its goals, the planned format, methods or techniques used to structure the workshop, the way participants should contribute to the workshop, its relevance to PD, and a draft schedule. This description should also include how the workshop topic links to the conference theme and how the organisers have the relevant expertise to set up this workshop. The duration of the workshop (half day or full day), envisioned participants, minimum and maximum number of participants and how they will be recruited should also be described. In the recruitment procedure, important dates should be clearly communicated to the participants. Finally, the workshop proposal should include a clear statement about the expected concrete outcomes of the workshop (e.g. journal publication, research proposal, exhibition).

In the evaluation of the proposals the following will be the main evaluation criteria: relevance of topic to conference; interactivity of format; potential to draw participants.

The workshop location holds several workspaces for wood cutting, 3D printing, electronic tinkering, laser cutting, etc. If, in your workshop setup, you foresee to use any of these facilities, please contact the workshop chairs before submitting your proposal.

To support the workshop organisation, two of the workshop organisators per workshop are excluded from paying a workshop fee.

Contact: Niels Hendriks, Karin Slegers and Heike Winschiers-Theophilus,

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