Call for Participants: ‘Method Stories’, workshop impairments and design @CHI2016

We are happy to invite you to our workshop at CHI2016 (the top conference for Human-Computer Interaction), on sharing methods for involving people with impairments in the design process. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and designers who have involved people with cognitive or sensory impairments in design and to explore how the creation and adaptation process of their methods could be documented and shared. More specifically, the concept of method stories will be explored, an approach of recording behind stories of how methods are made. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will discuss method stories they have created and think about suitable method story elements and formats. Future actions for continuing the method stories approach will be discussed.

You can apply by submitting a method story representing the making process of a method that you used for involving people with cognitive or sensory impairments in a design project. The submission format is open and we encourage you to carefully consider the most suitable format for your method story (e.g. written stories, videos, collages, audio stories, interviews, etc.). More information about method stories, including examples, can be found on the the workshop website
, which also includes suggestions for elements to include in your method story.

Submissions should be digitally transferrable and sharable. Your method story should include those aspects of your methodological approach that are relevant to share with other researchers and designers and we encourage you to address personal reflection, trial-and-error experiences and adaptations to existing methodologies.

Submission deadline: 15 January 2016*

Notifications: 12 February 2016

Workshop: 7 or 8 May 2016

*In case you need a notification before the end of Q4 2015 for financial reasons, please contact us directly.

Karin Slegers – KU Leuven / iMinds

Niels Hendriks – LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven

Pieter Duysburgh – Vrije Universiteit Brussel / iMinds

Bert Vandenberghe – KU Leuven / iMinds

Rita Maldonado Branco – Universidade do Porto

Eva Brandt – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design

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