Workshops

Please note that workshop attendance is on an invitation basis only. If you are interested in attending one of the workshops, please contact the respective workshop chair, who will process your request.


WS1 – Infrastructuring Collaboration

Organizers: Giacomo Poderi, Michela Cozza

Date: Monday, 23rd

Websitehttps://infrastructuringcollaboration.wordpress.com/

Contact: giacomo.poderi@unitn.it

Derived from the Latin cum (with) and laborare (to work), collaboration means the act of working alongside someone to achieve something. Framed in the contemporary society such a definition emphasises the power of collaboration for achieving purposes that would be challenging for the individuals. However, it is far from being spontaneous and this is the reason why it deserves the experts’ attention. How to support collaboration in design field is the theme of this full day workshop. This focus leads to the exploration of infrastructuring as a comprehensive term for stressing the complex entanglement of social-human and material/technological relationships. By applying the Open Space Technology technique, the workshop is grounded on the question “What should we consider for infrastructuring collaboration in design/-ing?” The participants are invited to reflect on how to infrastructure the collaboration in different domains while experiencing an infrastructuring process on site.


WS2 – Exploring data-work in Healthcare: making sense of data across boundaries

Organizers: Enrico Maria Piras, Federico Cabitza, Gunnar Ellingsen, Claus Bossen, Katie Pine

Date: Tuesday, 24th

Websitehttp://datawork2016.fbk.eu/

Contact: piras@fbk.eu

The workshop focuses on data-work in healthcare in the light of increasing to re-use and re-circulation of data for clinical, managerial, governance and research purposes. Firstly, consumer health informatics has enabled lay people and patients to collect, manage and share health and bodily parameters. Secondly, healthcare managers and policymakers are interested in accessing health-data generated from various IT systems and artifacts in order to evaluate performance and quality, redesign services and allocate funding. Once generated for clinical reasons, health-data are now expected to flow across institutional boundaries and are re-used and re-purposed. This requires additional or new kinds of work in order to disentangle data from the context of its production, and aggregate, analyze and present it in meaningful ways. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: data standardization, re-use of data; design of artifacts and infrastructures; politics of “algorithms”; new forms of data work, visualization of healthcare data.


WS3 – Symposium on Challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society. Reflecting on concepts of age(ing) and communication practices

OrganizersMarkus Garschall, Theo Hamm, Dominik Hornung, Claudia Müller, Katja Neureiter, Marén Schorch, Lex van Velsen

Date: Tuesday, 24th

Websitehttp://coop2016.tech-experience.at/

Contact: coop2016@tech-experience.at

Practice- and user-oriented design approaches, e.g., user centered design (UCD) and participatory design (PD), build a canon in IT projects aiming at product development for the ageing society. However, there still seem to be many blind spots, which are just overlooked or taken-for-granted. This symposium is devoted to opening up space for reflections of projects from two perspectives in two separate tracks.

Track A addresses the discussion and reflection of images of age and ageing from a meta-perspective. The focus will be set on the social construction of concepts of ageing, and how these are being framed in (taken-for- granted) theories of age and ageing, from deficit- to activity-oriented stances. Track B focuses on communication practices in UCD and PD projects. The main goal is to discuss and reflect upon notions, best practices, and recommendations for successful communication to better address user requirements throughout the development process.


 

Important dates

  • End of March 2016: Accepted submissions to workshop notified (by each workshop’s organizers)
  • May 23/24, 2016: Workshops take place at COOP 2016

For queries please contact the Workshops and Panels co-chairs:

Myriam Lewkowicz, Troyes University of Technology, France. myriam.lewkowicz@utt.fr
Madhu Reddy, Northwestern University, USA. mreddy@northwestern.edu