Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research.

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This workshop will encourage cross-disciplinary discussions through presentation of case studies, experiences and perspectives. Themes include participatory design, maker culture, Do-It-Yourself approaches, social innovation, democratic design, research methods and frameworks, user and participant perspectives, creativity and materiality, grassroots activities and activism, and research “in the wild”.

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. Next year it will take place in Montréal, Canada from April 21-26.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 2nd February 2018

Notification of acceptance: 22nd February 2018

One-day workshop: Sunday 22nd April 2018


Michael Smyth, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Ingi Helgason, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Frank Kresin, University of Twente, Netherlands
Mara Balestrini, Ideas for Change, Spain
Andreas Unteidig, University of the Arts, Germany
Shaun Lawson, University of Northumbria, UK
Mark Gaved, Open University, UK
Nick Taylor, University of Dundee, UK
James Auger, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
Lone Koefed Hansen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Douglas Schuler, Evergreen State College, The Public Sphere Project, USA
Mel Woods, University of Dundee, UK
Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine, USA

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