Keynote title: Utopias of Participation: Design, Criticality, and Emancipation
Shaowen Bardzell is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University and the Affiliated Faculty of the Kinsey Institute. Known for her work in feminist HCI, Shaowen's research centers on a network of concepts of interest to both feminists and HCI, including scientifically rigorous and socially just research methodologies, human sexuality, embodiment, marginality, collective creativity, and everyday aesthetics. Recent work has focused on exploring the intersections between HCI's rising interest in social change and feminist social science,critical design, material interactions, and the application of critical andcultural theories for developing concept-driven design strategies. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Intel Science and Technology Center on Social Computing program.
Dr. Bardzell is on the editorial board of the journal Interacting with Computers, and is the co-author of Humanistic HCI in the Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, due out 2014), and a co-editor of Critical Theory and Interaction Design (MIT Press, due out spring 2015). She co-directs the Cultural Research In Technology (CRIT) Group at Indiana University.
Keynote title: futures-in-the-making and utopias lost - marginal notes on innovation, design and democracy
Pelle Ehn, is professor at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden. He has for four decades been involved in the research field of participatory design and in bridging design and information technology. Research projects include DEMOS from the seventies on information technology and work place democracy, UTOPIA from the eighties on user participation and skill based design, ATELIER from the last decade on architecture and technology for creative environments, and during the last years Malmö Living Labs, on open design environments for social innovation. His, often collaborative, publications include Computers and Democracy (1987), Work-Oriented Design of Computer Artifacts (1988), Manifesto for a Digital Bauhaus (1998), and as one of the voices of A.Telier Design Things (2011). Later publications include Agonistic participatory design (CoDesign), Design Matters in Participatory Design (International handbook on Participatory Design), Design Things versus Design Thinking (Design Issues), Utopian Design (Design and Anthropology) and What is the object of design (CHI).