Workshops Saturday 08.06.2019
WS1 – Who Cares? Exploring the Concept of Care Networks for Designing Healthcare Technologies
Sun Young Park, Francisco Nunes, Andrew Berry, Ayse Büyüktür, Luigi De Russis, Mary Czerwinski, Woosuk Seo
Abstract. Dealing with a chronic condition often involves daunting tasks and the participation of multiple people in care. Previous literature has documented collaboration between patients, clinicians, close relatives, friends, and paid carers. However, collaboration in care has been mostly examined as the work of dyads, such as patients and clinicians. In this workshop, we will explore the concept of care networks, which can better account for the numerous human and non-human actors and roles that compose care. We invite designers, researchers, and practitioners to participate in a full-day workshop in which we will reflect on empirical studies and theoretical accounts of care networks, and put forward an agenda for better acknowledging care networks in the research around healthcare technologies and systems.
WS2 – Workshop on Transparent and Flexible Electrochromic Displays
Heiko Müller, Samuel Morais
Abstract. This workshop aims to bring together researchers, designers and practitioners to discuss current challenges and opportunities of ambient displays, including application scenarios, services and new prototyping techniques. As a special focus, we will introduce electrochromic displays as a novel type of display. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in hands-on fabrication of an electrochromic display of their own design. This will enable participants to reflect on the potential applications and design of these non-light-emitting, slow transitioning displays. Besides fabricating a display, participants will gain insights into the integration of EC displays with maker electronics and sensors.
WS3 – Hybrid Collaboration – Moving Beyond Purely Co-Located or Remote Collaboration
Thomas Neumayr, Banu Saatçi, Mirjam Augstein, Hans-Christian Jetter, Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose, Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis, Sean Rintel
Abstract. New collaborative practices and technologies increasingly blur the traditional boundaries between co-located and remote collaboration. Using technologies such as connected interactive whiteboards and mobile devices, team meetings are increasingly partially distributed with co-locatedand remotemembers. Collaboration tools such as Slack also invite users to transcend the dichotomy of synchronousand asynchronousteam work. In a first attempt to frame this new kind of collaborative practices, Neumayr et al. (2018) have formulated their framework of “Hybrid Collaboration” to enable the description and analysis of current hybrid collaboration practices. Still, there is a considerable knowledge gap in the field of hybrid collaboration although it is daily common practice. This one-day workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working on empirical research methodologies and currently existing practical use cases of hybrid collaboration while ultimately striving for a high level of usability and UX in the tools we develop in the realm of either co-located or remote collaboration settings.
Workshops Sunday 09.06.2019
WS4 – Material Manifestations of Dislocation and (Re)connection
Dorothé Smit, Alina Krischkowsky, Janne Mascha Beuthel, Bernhard Maurer, Verena Fuchsberger, Martin Murer, Manfred Tscheligi, Laura Devendorf, Bieke Zaman, Marije Nouwen, Konstantin Aal
Abstract. This workshop focuses on the material qualities of dislocation. The process of humans becoming separated from each other is likely to have diverse consequences; from shifting frequency, modes, or routines of communication and collaboration, to completely alternate means of connection. In this workshop, we aim to discuss a broad range of material manifestations and implications of (researching and designing for) dislocation. While engaging with material qualities of dislocation, we will reflect on the state of the art, discuss research gaps and potentials, and explore hands-on how design can create opportunities for (re)connection in response to dislocation through the creation of tangible interfaces.
WS5 – Materializing activism
Karin Hansson, Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Shaowen Bardzell, Hillevi Ganetz, Malin Sveningsson & Maria Sandgren
Abstract. Net activism shows how easily available tools allow the organization of social movements to be scaled up and extended globally. These media ecologies enable new forms of power. This one-day workshop gathers researchers focusing on the collaborative efforts within social movements, looking into the socio-technical systems; the organization of activism; the relations between traditional and social media; and the complex network of systems, information, people, values, theories, histories, ideologies and aesthetics underlying various types of activism. The workshop consists of brainstorming sessions where we materialize the intangible and develop our theories and ideas further through a collaborative design process.
WS6 – Worst Case Practices Teaching us the Bright Side: Making Meaning out of the Dark Side of Assistive Technologies on the Shop Floor
Sebastian Egger-Lampl, Cornelia Gerdenitsch, Thomas Meneweger, Torkil Clemmensen, Thomas Ludwig, Myriam Lewkowicz
Abstract. Digitization, which often claims the vision to support and assist employees with suitable technologies, is immanent in nowadays industry sector. This claim implies the challenge to not only design technologies appropriately, but also to consider that such implementations of assistive technologies do transform and shape existing work practices. Within this workshop we welcome researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to submit concepts or design ideas of worst practices related to assistive technologies for the shop floor. These worst practices may either be related to previous experiences and projects of the workshop participants or related to three areas of tensions we describe in this proposal. By discussing worst practices of assistive technologies, we aim to make central aspects of assistance visible and discussable. Within the workshop, attendees should discuss these worst practices and then jointly work on best practices designs and prototypes.