Structure of the Workshop

Workshop Format

The workshop is a half-a-day hybrid event taking place both in person and online. We foresee complementing the synchronous activities on the day of the workshop (see Workshop Structure) with asynchronous ones (in preparation for the workshop). We hope this format supports networking and potential for future collaborations.  

Asynchronous Activities:

In the weeks before the workshop, we will create a shared folder on the Cloud where accepted contributions are going to be stored and shared with the workshop participants so they can prepare for the workshop discussions. We will also create a Miro/Mural or Google Jam board and invite the accepted participants to post brief bios, images and highlights of their submission. This material will remain accessible to participants even after the workshop. 

Synchronous Activities:

Participants will assemble at the PDC venue where video conferencing for remote participation is set up. We foresee using platforms (MS team, Zoom) which enable creation of breakout rooms for discussions and interaction during the workshop. If planning to record the session, we will create an online participation sheet and informed consent to be signed by participants. To support group work and workshop activities (see workshop structure), we may also make use of Miro, Mural or Google Jam boards allowing participants to communicate, interact, and share text and visuals.  

We aim to have from a maximum of 30 participants including students, researchers and activists from all design fields who are concerned about the environment and sustainability. Submissions will be reviewed and assessed for relevance by the workshop organizers. Authors of accepted contributions will register and be invited to pre-workshop online activities (asynchronous) in preparation to the workshop as well as to present their work during the workshop at PDC on the 15th of August. All accepted papers will be distributed in advance of the workshop for preparatory work.  

Workshop Schedule

Prior to the workshop, participants will be asked to peruse the submitted contributions and add comments, feedback and questions on a provided sharing platform (e.g., Miro, Mural, Google Jam). The workshop will run for 3 hours 30 minutes, and the schedule is as follows:

Introduction (20/30 minutes) – 13.30 – 14.00:

Workshop organizers (both in person and on-line) welcome the participants, introduce themselves and the workshop themes. Participants will also be asked to briefly introduce themselves, their backgrounds and research interests.

Formation of groups and group work (60 minutes) – 14.00 – 15.00:

We will form groups around contributions which complement or resonate with each other possibly aiming at matching a theoretical contribution to a methodological and empirical one. Work prior to the workshop might help with the identification of such matches. Subgroups will be asked to speculate and discuss how the proposed theoretical or methodological contribution would apply in a real-world case study. If possible, we will welcome the opportunity that groups focus on local case studies and that group work is performed in the field.  

Break (30 minutes) – 15.00 – 15.30

Group presentations (60 minutes) – 15.30 – 16.30:

Groups will report the highlight of their discussion to the entire audience with a focus on what was learned, developed ideas and outstanding issues.

Plenary session (30/40 minutes) – 16.30 – 17.00:

Workshop organizers will wrap up with highlights and lessons learned from the group work and discussions. Further research and dissemination opportunities will be discussed. 

Participate in this Workshop

Are you interested in this workshop? Would you like to explore Participatory Design with other species for environmental sustainability?