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PDC 2014 : 13th Participatory Design Conference


Conference Series : Participatory Design Conference
When Oct 6, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014
Where Windhoek, Namibia
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2014
Notification Due Jun 13, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 5, 2014
Categories    participatory design

Call For Papers

PDC'14 invites submissions in the following categories:

Research papers: (full papers - maximum 10 pages).
Research papers should report on original research which advances Participatory Design and reflect on state of the art themes in our field. As a single track conference, and the only one exclusively dedicated to PD, PDC Research papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches and practices. Research papers will be published in the ACM International Conference series. Each submitted paper will be double blind reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Each submission will be managed by a Meta-Reviewer to ensure that feedback is relevant, the learning experience significant and the process fair. Please make sure your submission is correctly anonymized. Accepted papers should be revised according to the review reports and the language should be checked by a native English speaker.
Submission deadline: 28. February 2014, 11.59 PM GMT

Short papers: (short papers – maximum 4 pages).
Short papers should present original, unpublished ideas and research that advances the field of Participatory Design and reflect on its potential future developments. As discussed in parallel, thematic sessions, PDC Short Papers can benefit from a clear scope and are expected to contribute to the emergence of new possibilities for PD. Compared to Research Papers, Short Papers may offer a more limited discussion of related work, or they may, for example, provide a novel design, method or theoretical concepts, without a full evaluation or with less detailed explanation. Short Papers are reviewed to the same standard of scientific quality as Research Papers, but the contribution is more focused and clear-cut. Each submitted short paper will be double blind reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Please make sure submissions are anonymous. Accepted papers should be revised according to the review reports and the language should be checked by a native English speaker.
Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 11.59 PM GMT

Interactive Workshops: (maximum 2 pages)
The workshop proposal should describe half day or full day sessions on topics that include methods, practices, and other areas of interest related to Participatory Design. They should support an interactive format wherein active participation is possible, beyond a presentation format. These formats could include a mapping of a problem definition, small discussion groups, etc. The proposal must be written in a format that can be used for recruitment via the web. It should justify the need for the workshop and should contain a title, goals, format, method or technique, its relevance to Participatory Design and a schedule. Intended participants and how they will be recruited should also be described. In the recruitment procedure important dates should be clearly communicated to the participants (see timing). Also, it should be clear to the organizers and the participants what the maximum amount of participants is for the workshop and what the workshop duration is (half day or full day). Finally, the workshop proposal should include a clear statement about the expected outcomes of the workshop (e.g. journal publication, research proposal, exhibition, etc.).
Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 11.59 PM GMT

Tutorials: (2 page proposal)
Half day and full day sessions for teaching conceptual frameworks, methods/techniques, and novel approaches in Participatory Design. The proposal should contain a title, goals, method or technique, relevance to Participatory Design and a schedule. Please describe in the proposal any handouts that you intend to make available.
Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 11.59 PM GMT

Industry Cases: (2-4 page case description)
should report on the use of participatory methods, tools, and/or practices within commercial, non-profit, or governmental organizations. We are interested in a broad range of submissions that explore what a participatory approach means to different practitioners and audiences and may include ideas, approaches, projects, experimentations or reflections on participation. We encourage submissions from practitioners who might not ordinarily attend the Participatory Design (PD) conference but who are grappling with the complexities of participation or who are experimenting with novel approaches. Cases should highlight the benefits, challenges, and outcomes from the application of participatory approaches and should provide concrete lessons for others who are interested in applying PD in their organizations. Each submitted case will be reviewed by peer reviewers for applicability to the Participatory Design community.
Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 11.59 PM GMT

Doctoral consortium: (4 page proposal)
The doctoral consortium is a full-day session intended for PhD students working within the field of Participatory Design. It will provide students with an opportunity to discuss issues of concern to them in their studies and receive extensive feedback from the session co-chairs and other student participants. Enrolment is limited and selection will be based on the quality of application submissions, taking into account how the research is related to Participatory Design. The aim will be to include a spread of students with different disciplinary emphases, at different stages of study, and coming from different cultural backgrounds. The proposal should give an overview of the PhD project, including research motivations, questions, methods, status of current work, major findings and plans for further research. Accepted applicants will be asked to provide a revised and elaborated research summary (4 pages), and to participate in some pre-workshop on-line discussions.
Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 11.59 PM GMT

Art installations: (2 page proposal)
Interdisciplinary collaborations have often yielded surprising yet astonishing results, leading both research and knowledge to new heights. PDC has a long history of incorporating participatory art installations to inspire and innovate. Artists and designers working with any form of interactive participatory methods are invited to submit their projects. The works can take inspiration from visual and digital media, performance arts, installations, communication technologies, touch, sound and any other genres that allow participants to take part or become part of the art piece. Projects should address/explore the theme ‘reflecting connectedness’. Please submit a 2 page proposal of the art work, in which the project is described (incl. sketch/design), the relation to PD, and specific requirements for display. Alternatively artists can submit audio or video files describing the project.
Submission deadline: 10. March 2014, 11.59 PM GMT

The Artful Integrators’ Award:
We welcome nominations for the sixth Artful Integrators’ Award, to be presented at PDC 14 in Namibia. The Award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement in the area of participatory design of information and communications technologies. Where traditional design awards have gone to individual designers and/or singular objects, the Artful Integrator’s Award emphasizes the importance of collaborative participation in design, and a view of good design as the effective alignment of diverse collections of people, practices and artefacts.

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