Tutorial 1. Action Methods for Cross-Boundary Participation Tuesday 30 November. Full day tutorial
CANCELLED! Tutorial 2. Participatory Design Charrettes Monday 29 November. Full day tutorial
Tutorial 3. Participatory Design Introduction Monday 29 November. Half Day Tutorial (Morning)Tutorial 4. Visualising Information for Advocacy Tuesday 30 November. Half Day Tutorial (Afternoon) NEW!
Tutorial 1. Action Methods for Cross-Boundary Participation
Tuesday 30 November. Full day tutorial
Presenters: Ann Light, Sheffield Hallam University and Val Monti Holland, Left Luggage Creative Training & Facilitation.
We offer new ways to engage participants in working together. The emphasis is particularly on working across boundaries, whether disciplinary or cultural. Every person is a confluence of influences, but once in groups, differences of expectations and interaction styles become more pronounced. Working through the theory and practice of engaging people in group work, we examine together some key issues in getting engagement from heterogeneous groups, communities and teams, and consider how to turn interested bystanders into active participants. There will be practical examples of exercises during the session, using action-based techniques.
Anyone with an interest in groups and how they can be facilitated is welcome to attend this tutorial.
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Tutorial 2. Participatory Design Charrettes
Monday 29 November. Full day tutorial
Presenters: Mike Glaser, Drexel University, and Carla Diana, Smart Design WorldWide.
CANCELLED! MIke and Carla have regretfully had to cancel their tutorial and send their apologies to those already registered.
This full day tutorial will immerse participants in a high-intensity, real-time, multidisciplinary collaborative team experience where they will explore how to develop and conduct a successful participatory design charrette. Using a traditional design process as a starting point, the organizers will lead participants though a complete charrette cycle, providing insights and best practices into how to use the charrette structure as a participatory design technique. The tutorial will run as a compressed charrette itself, and the goal will be to imagine and diagram opportunities for the creation of hybrid methodologies, and to broaden the roles of participatory designers in this time-tested methodology. The outcome of this is tutorial will be shared with all conference attendees to create discussion around its integration into a broader audience in the PD community. The organizers’ aim is to share this unique design tool in a multi-disciplinary collaboration, generating open source knowledge that will create adaptations of the technique in new realms of use and context.
The intended audience is any PDC attendee interested in or considering using group collaboration techniques for creative enterprise and involving people in the co-design of things. It is the expectation that this tutorial will bring together together a diverse group of software developers, researchers, social scientists, managers, designers, practitioners, cultural workers, and local design students.
Tutorial 3. Participatory Design Introduction
Monday 29 November. Half Day Tutorial (Morning)
Presenter: Joan Greenbaum, City University of New York
While many people now using newer IT and interactive design practices—both students and practitioners—have some knowledge of user-centred design, there is a large gap between these practices and conscious participant-centred design. The challenge is to explore, through hands-on practice the differences between wide-spread methods such as interviewing, observing and testing users, and PD methods that actively engage participants before, during and after design processes. This half-day tutorial is intended to help people familiar with traditional user-centred design move toward using participatory design concepts and methods in their work. It will introduce new comers to the history and concepts of participatory design as well as engage participants in a workshop experience.
The tutorial will begin with an ice-breaker exercise to help participants know each other, followed by a presentation and demonstration of the need for participatory interaction, its history and key concepts. Half of the tutorial will be devoted to hands on experience with participatory methods using a case study. The case study will focus on a common experience among participants so that they can play the roles of both participants and designers. They will choose one study out of three to be presented; each case will focus on issues of travelling, mobility and way-finding. Case study based methods will include mixed medium mock-ups, scenarios, storyboards, mapping, inspiration cards and rapid-fire prioritizing, among others. Three main methods will be selected based on the needs of the case and the participants.
Tutorial 4. Visualising Information for Advocacy NEW!
Tuesday 30 November. Half Day Tutorial (Afternoon)
Presenter: Tanya Notley, Tactical Technology Collective
So you’ve got great data. Now what? Tactical Technology Collective are an NGO that helps rights advocates make sense of data, focus its use on their issue, and produce clear, compelling and accurate visualisations than can strengthen their campaigning. In this tutorial we’ll consider the process involved in analysing and then visualising information in collaboration with communities, organisations, researchers and other potential change makers so that it will resonate with the hearts and minds of a specific target audience. This workshop does not require you to have design skills: it will be an enjoyable, hand-on session that will focus on learning a transferable, participatory approach to conceptualise creative campaigns that visualise data and information. Creative campaigning examples from around the world will also be shared, decoded and discussed and the participants will take away copies of Tactical Tech’s guides, Visualising Information for Advocacy and Tactics for Turning Information into Action.
This tutorial will be of interest to social change designers, researchers, rights advocates and anyone else interested in turning information about an issue into action that can address it.