At the Main Conference Venue, Faculty of Chemistry and Physics of Materials.
Session chair: Myriam Lewkowicz
Exploratory Paper: Exploring Flash Fiction for the Collaborative Interpretation of Qualitative Data
Luigina Ciolfi, Eleanor Lockley
Full Paper: Scholars' Perceptions of Relevance in Bibliography-based People Recommender System
Ekaterina Olshannikova, Thomas Olsson, Jukka Huhtamäki, Peng Yao
Full Paper: Territorial Functioning in Collaborative Writing: Fragmented Exchanges and Common Outcomes
Ida Larsen-Ledet, Henrik Korsgaard
Hanne De Jaegher
"In this keynote, I will introduce some of the basic concepts and ideas of participatory sense-making—a theory developed in the fields of cognitive science and philosophy of mind to better understand intersubjectivity, or: how people understand each other. The theory has two basic pillars. The first is the insight that individuals always act and interact out of various cares and concerns. Things matter to sense-makers. Sense-making (cognition, knowing, understanding) always happens in relation to the various identities that people are busy maintaining, e.g. as a designer, as a client, as a politician, as a clinician, as a student, as a technician, and so on. This gives them a perspective from which they interact with the world. They act on the basis of needs that stem directly from these (and many other) concerns (even if they don’t always realise this). The second pillar of this approach is that the social interactions that people engage in can take on a life of their own. Interactions between people can have a certain degree of autonomy, meaning that interactions can pull people in (or push them out), that interactions can influence how easy or difficult it is for everyone to participate, and so on. This theory has been applied in various fields, from sports science over literature studies and psychiatry, to neuroscience, and also to design.
What I will do in the presentation, is to set up and illustrate some of the basics of this theory, and then to open the floor to the audience, so that we can think together about the design of cooperative technologies, through the lens of the theory. Things that may come up are: how to ensure that everybody’s stakes in the design process are not only recognised, but truly addressed (including those of designers themselves!); how to design objects that will really impact people’s lives; how to design for better interactions between people; and design ethics, e.g. how to design for situations where there is high diversity between people, e.g. age differences, cultural differences, etc.. I will be happy to think with you through more theoretical questions, very concrete examples, and anything in between."
Panelists: Ingrid Erickson, Myriam Lewkowicz, Ann Light, Luigina Ciolfi
Moderation: Alina Krischkowsky, Michael Muller, Konstantin Aal
Abstract. In this panel, we will engage with the conference's membership and friends to consider directions for the possible futures of practice-centered computing. This panel is not targeting or aiming to result in a single, agreed "universal” vision, nor to ask for a shared vision among the panelists and the audience. Rather, we offer several and diverse vision statements by distinguished and innovative ECSCW scholars, being experts in their specific domain or context of research. These statements will be necessarily incomplete until the ECSCW membership has joined the discussion, offering their own, additional visions of the futures of the field. With this, the panel aims to engage in a discussion that foresees exciting future research directions for the field of ECSCW but likewise also unveils potential hurdles the community might face.
Session chair: Thomas Ludwig
Exploratory Paper: Pokémon GO: Collaboration and Information on the GO
Konstantin Aal, Helmut Hauptmeier
Full Paper: Cyber-Physical Systems for Knowledge and Expertise Sharing in Manufacturing Contexts: Towards a Model Enabling Design
Sven Christopher Hoffmann, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, Darwin Abele, Marcus Schweitzer, Peter Tolmie, Volker Wulf
Exploratory Paper: Assessing the Intent and Effectiveness of Carbon Footprint Calculators
Cecile Boulard, Stefania Castellani, Tommaso Colombino, Antonietta Grasso