PDC 2020 Interactive Workshop

Computing Professionals for Social Responsibility: The Past, Present and Future Values of Participatory Design

Christoph Becker is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. His research examines the role of human values in computing, the politics of systems design, and the social and cognitive processes of judgment and decision making in systems design.

Ann Light is Professor of Design and Creative Technology at the University of Sussex and Professor of Interaction Design at Malmo University. She has been working at the intersection of values, participatory design, future-making and technology in various combinations for over 20 years.

Victoria Palacin is a doctoral student at LUT University, Finland and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media, USA. She co-creates technologies and physical data experiences with and for communities, using technology to  amplify people’s agency and voices.

Dawn Walker is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on values and social transformation in the design of web decentralization projects.

Christopher Frauenberger is senior researcher at the HCI Group, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria. His research focuses on designing digital artefacts in participatory ways. Drawing on philosophy and other fields he investigates the complex, real-world  relationships between humans and technology.

Rachel Charlotte Smith is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University. Her research focuses on relations between people, design and digital technology in participatory processes of social transformation and future making.

Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He conducts research in the intersection of HCI and ICTD. His research focuses on the challenges around ‘voice’ which he defines through access, autonomy, and accountability.

Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar is a doctoral student at the MIT Media Lab. His work focuses on participatory technology design, the development of new design frameworks, and the study of ancestral technologies in Latin America.

David Nemer is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is a Brazilian ethnographer who conducts research at the intersection of STS, HCI, and ICTD. His fieldwork covers Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.

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