Industry Day is Thursday December 2nd, the second day of the main Participatory Design conference.
Industry Day showcases participatory approaches to the design of programs, services, systems and products from commercial, not for profit and government sectors. Topics covered include civic engagement, sustainability, Gov2.0, health, mobile services, service design, and large scale IT systems. International and local presenters come from industry and academic backgrounds.
Specific Industry focused activities being added to this years PDC program include:
An Industry Keynote Speaker Mariesa Nicholas, of the Inspire Foundation
Industry Cases by local and international presenters and a
Service Design Panel exploring the relationship between Service Design and Participatory Design.
INDUSTRY DAY PROGRAMME OVERVIEW December 2 2010
Industry Keynote: Shaping practice: Inspire’s youth participation journey.
Mariesa Nicholas, Director of Development, Inspire Foundation
Parallel Session 5a – Organisational Participation: Industry Cases
Mapping and Visualizing Service Provider and Client Interactions: The Case for Participation. Jeanette Blomberg, Melissa Cefkin and Yolanda Rankin, IBM Research
Lifecycle Framework for Cross-Functional Participatory Design: Case study. Delia Grenville, Intel
Capturing and Sharing Stories in Virtual and Interactive Web Environments: A Cross-Organizational Case Study, Patricia Wall, Jonas Karlsson, Johannes Koomen, Tong Sun, Xerox, Eric Bier and Margaret Szymanski, Palo Alto Research Center
11.50am – 12.30pm
Parallel Session 5b – Community Participation: Industry Cases
A Strategic Framework for Online Participation Design. Mark Elliot, Collabforge
Reduce your Footprint, Testing the Release early, release often mantra. David Gravina and Diana Mounter, Digital Eskimo
Industry Cases are presented are in parallel with exploratory papers covering emerging research into Participatory Design. See full programme for more details.
1.30 – 2.30pm
Panel: Participation Frameworks in Service Design and Delivery
Chair: Jeanette Blomberg, Practice-based Service Innovation Research Centre at IBM
Faruk Avdi: NSW Department of Education and Training, Sydney
Annelie Ekelin: Linnaeus University, Sweden
Peter Wright: Professor of Social Computing, University of Newcastle, UK
Jeremy Walker: BT Financial Group, Sydney
3.30pm – 5pm
Research Cases: Reaching out
Emerging research presentations by international researchers covering sustained participation in IT, designing medical devices and enhancing citizenship.
Effects-Driven IT Development: A Strategy for Sustained Participatory Design and Implementation. Morten Hertzum and Jesper Simonsen.
Taking transition into account: designing with pre-users of medical devices. Janet Kelly and Ben Matthews.
Enhancing citizenship: the role of in-between infrastructures. Andrea Botero and Joanna Saad-Sulonen.
Who Should Come? Industry Day will be of interest to people who are already using participatory approaches and methods, or who are interested in learning more about how to incorporate existing and emerging co-design methods. Attending PDC will be particularly valuable for people that:
- Seek to incorporate innovative co-design methods in the design of applications, products and services or build on existing user centred design approaches
- Advocate for participatory uses of technologies
- Develop programs with community and constituents where participation is central
- Develop applications, products and services that aim to support collaboration
Why Industry Day? We know that it can be hard to get the time and funding to attend a 3 day conference. Industry Day offers a single day registration specifically designed for industry attendees, with a programme that covers current and emerging practices, methods and recent case studies from industry and research. There’ll be opportunities for informal discussion and networking, the conference dinner is also on Thursday evening if you want to attend that too and continue the discussion.
Tutorials & Workshops? If you are interested in something more hands on, check out the tutorials and workshops happening in the days before the conference which include: An introduction to Participatory Design, Prototyping in Healthcare, Participatory Design for Innovation, and Participatory Innovation in SME’s.
What’s Participatory Design? A central tenet of Participatory Design is the direct involvement of people in the co-design of the services, products and systems they use. Participatory Design methods are used in areas such as health, government, development, workplace technologies, service design, museums, civic engagement, sustainability, innovation, the home, welfare and more. Methods that are increasingly common in industry today such as co-operative prototyping, future workshops and scenarios had their origins in early Participatory Design research.
The Participatory Design Conference is an important venue for international discussion of the collaborative, social, and political dimensions of technology innovation and use.
Thank you very much to our Industry Day Sponsors.