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2010-08-13 | Call for papers: The 11th Participatory Design Conference. PDC 2010

posted 9 Jul 2010, 03:18 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 6 Sep 2010, 12:57 by José María Díaz Nafría ]
The 11th Participatory Design Conference. PDC 2010.
November 29 - December 3, 2010.
Sydney, Australia.

August 13 is the final submission date for exploratory papers, industry cases,
the industry pitchfest, panels, posters, doctoral consortium and applications to be a student workshops and tutorials.

Submission details are available from the conference website www.pdc2010.org. Submissions should follow the PDC Submission template but only exploratory papers need to be anonymous

Exploratory papers: (short paper - maximum 4 pages) Exploratory papers should present ideas that could benefit from discussion with members of the Participatory Design community. These papers may include work-in-progress, experiences of reflective practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and
approaches. Each submitted paper will be double blind reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Please make sure submissions are anonymous. If you have any questions, please contact exploratory@pdc2010.org

Industry Day Presentations: (1-2 page proposals)  There are two types of submissions for this new, special one day Industry Day Track:
Industry Cases - that report on the use of participatory design (PD) methods, tools, and/or practices within commercial, non-profit and governmental organisations, and,
PDC Pitch Fest Presentations - where representatives from not-for-profit and academic sectors 'pitch' design ideas in a short, lively format.  This is an opportunity to present participatory design research, concepts and ideas to a panel of 'industry' representatives.
Submissions for Industry Day do not require academic reviewing and will be reviewed instead by an industry panel. If you have any questions, please contact industry@pdc2010.org

Artefacts, posters, products, interactive demonstrations: (2 page proposal) Works may include projects, techniques, and products developed with a commitment to the principles and philosophy of Participatory Design and they may incorporate any forms or genres of information/communication technologies or digital media (e.g., sound, still/moving images, touch, space, text, etc.). Successful proposals will be presented during a session where participants can interact with presenters and artefacts. The proposal should include title, goals, technique, relevance to Participatory Design and a sketch or design, as appropriate. Please describe your plan for audience participation. If you have any questions, please contact pc@pdc2010.org.

Doctoral consortium: (2 page proposal) Full day session. The doctoral consortium is intended for PhD students working within the field of Participatory Design. It will provide students with an opportunity to
present issues of concern to them in their doctoral studies and receive extensive feedback from the session co-chairs and student participants. Enrolment is limited and selection will been based on application submissions. The proposal should give an overview of the PhD project, including research
question, method, how the PhD work is related to Participatory Design, the status of current work, major findings and plans for further research. Accepted applicants will be asked to provide a revised and elaborated proposal a few months before the conference. If you have any questions, please contact

Student volunteers: We are looking for a team of dedicated student volunteers to make PDC function. In exchange for free registration you are expected to work about 20 hours during the conference.
Sometimes this means you will be in sessions, sometimes you will not be. If you are presenting you will of course we will work with your schedule. We will soon have instructions for how to apply to be a volunteer, in the meantime if you have any questions, please contact vounteer@pdc2010.org.

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