Industry Submission Guidelines

Submissions for Industry Day are now CLOSED.

Industry Cases #

Cases for the industry track should address PD outside an academic context and highlight new innovative approaches that are being developed to address the challenges and opportunities for embedding PD in commercial, non-profit and governmental organisations.

We invite you to explore what participation can and needs to mean in today’s design contexts. While current ‘best practice’ in many areas of interactive technology design now at least pays lip service to people’s participation, we are interested in learning more about how participation being negotiated and defined, and by whom.

Those interested in participating should submit an extended abstract of no more than 2 pages that addresses the following:

  • An overview of the case, including the problem addressed, the approach taken, and the organisational context of the project, including who participated and in what capacity.
  • The benefits, challenges, and outcomes from the application of PD;
  • Concrete lessons for others who are interested in applying PD in their organisations.

(see below for details of how to submit your proposal)

Proposal reviewing

Proposals will be reviewed by an industry panel.

Dates and Deadlines

Submission date: 13 August
Notification date: Late September

All proposals must be submitted via the PDC Conference management system in PDF format. Please contact us if you have problems submitting your proposal, or questions about proposal formats industry at

You may submit more than one proposal.

As PDC is a not-for-profit conference organised by volunteers, we are unable to offer financial support to presenters at this stage. All conference participants (including speakers) are required to cover their own costs for conference registration, travel and accommodation. There will be a special 1 day registration for those who wish to attend Industry Day but who may not be able to attend the full 3-day conference.

PDC 2010 thanks our conference sponsors:

HTCD Roskilde University CHISIG UTS ICPS

PDC 2010 thanks our industry sponsors:

Digital Eskimo Zumio