The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) has a long history in bringing together research concerned with the direct involvement of people in co-design, development, implementation, and appropriation activities around technologies, spaces, artefacts, and services.

Held every two years since 1990, the conference constitutes an important venue for international discussion of the collaborative, social, and political dimensions of technology production and use.

PDC invites researchers and practitioners working on participatory design, as it is encountered and discussed in multiple fields including, but not limited to: HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work), CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning), ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development), Science and Technology Studies (STS), Social and Community Informatics, Development Studies, Media Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Design, Architecture, Spatial planning, and Arts.

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In 2020, the 16th Biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC) will be in Manizales, Colombia, for the first time in South America, hosted by Universidad de Caldas. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Festival de la Imagen 2020, one of the largest and most recognized design events in Colombia.

Our theme is «Participation(s) otherwise», read the complete call for papers and learn about the submission categories and deadlines