The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) is a leading venue for research on the direct involvement of people in the design, development, implementation and appropriation of technologies, artefacts and services. PDC brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of researchers and practitioners encompassing a wide range of issues that emerge around participatory design, encountered and discussed in multiple fields and disciplines.
Our PDC Place brings together several strands of participatory design work within Ireland in recent years in order to collaboratively explore them with a critical lens: 1) mapping traditions of participation within disparate disciplines (e.g., design, cultural studies and heritage, public health); 2) exploring the complex (socially, politically) area of sexual wellbeing in light of increasing reports of sexual harassment and violence on Irish campuses (as well as worldwide); and 3) critically interrogating the ways in which participatory design can be said to be done with participants with severe disabilities (e.g., low-functioning autism; late-stage dementia), as well as the ‘fairness’ of previous work which has focused on high-functioning individuals to the possible detriment of those living with more challenging conditions. Finally, we will also use our PDC Place to spotlight student work from the previous academic year (2021/2022) which used participatory methods to design with stakeholders or communities.
This PDC Place has two options for attendance - you can attend in person at the University of Limerick, Castletroy, Ireland, where the event will be hosted in the Computer Science Building, or else join us online via Zoom!
A detailed schedule can be found at the link below: