Call for nominations: PDC Artful Integrators Award 2020
We welcome nominations for the ninth Artful Integrators Award, to be presented at PDC 2020 and Festival de la Imagen in Manizales, Colombia. The Award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement in the area of participatory design of information and communications technologies. Where traditional design awards have gone to individual designers and singular objects, the Artful Integrators Award emphasizes the importance of collaborative participation in design, and a view of good design as the effective alignment of diverse collections of people, practices and artifacts.
The award will go to a group of people who together have worked out, in an exceptionally creative way, new forms of participation in design. While no single element of a design might be particularly extraordinary in itself, the combination of design processes and resulting possibilities will be.
Nominations are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 1st of March 2020.
The nomination should include the following:
1) Name of the organization/group of nominees
2) URL or other on-line references
3) One paragraph motivation on why they should receive the award.
The Awards Committee members of 2020 consists of previous awardees, representatives and chairs as well as members of the PDC community. We will evaluate the received nominations and reach a consensus regarding the awardee for 2020.
Our evaluative criteria include the following:
What are the core values of the project? What is the change that they see themselves making and how?
What kind of participation does the project allow/encourage/build? Is the project transferable to other people or places? How is the project sustainable or durable? Is that an aim for the designers or the participants?
What makes us see the project as artful?
How is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Does the project propose creative new forms of participation, even if the final product is not (yet) fully realized?