Call for participation

We invite you to be part of this workshop by submitting a method story no later than the 15th January 2016*.

This workshop brings together researchers and designers to share experiences with methods for involving people with cognitive or sensory impairments in design. It will focus on how the making process of such methods can 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, …). More information about method stories, including examples, can be found on the method stories page of this 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.

Please send your submission (in case you choose for a textual format, you may use the CHI Extended Abstracts format, but any other format is fine too) to Karin Slegers. Submissions are due by January 15th*. Notifications will be sent out before February 12th.


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