| Category: ||E-SSchool |
| Subject: ||i3 summer school 2001: Final call for participation |
| From: ||Nanett Mosumgaard |
| Email: ||namo_(on)_nis.sdu.dk |
| Date received: ||25 Jun 2001 |
| Deadline: ||29 Jun 2001 |
| Start date: ||01 Sep 2001 |
Call for Participation
Designing for communities
an interaction design summer school
organized by the i3 network and the Interaction Design Institute
Ivrea - September 1st - 10th, 2001
with the collaboration of Consorzio Roma Ricerche, DFKI, Domus Academy,
Marconi, University of Milano =96 Bicocca, University of Strathclyde,
Xerox Research Center
i3 (intelligent information interfaces) has been a research program
launched by the European Community in 1996. Its aim was to promote
research focusing on the interaction with and through the information
and communication technology by communities of users. The research
performed under its brand, proposing in new form the question of
user-centered design of ICT applications, has contributed to a radical
innovation of the software culture opening it to the design culture
(social scientists, technologists and industrial designers cooperated in
many of the i3 projects) and proposing a radical change in the software
development: from interaction patterns to functions insitead of from
functions to interfaces! Virtual and augmented places have been designed
to open new interaction possibilities to different communities of
users.Even the learning environments have been reconsidered within the
i3 was not an isolated event: the same perspective has inspired several
research centers and schools in Europe and in the United States. The
Interaction Design Institute has been recently created to train
students coming from both the design and the software field in the new
area of interaction design.
Interaction Design is still a dynamic research field where new concepts
and new ideas are continuously proposed ans discussed to cope with
technological innovation and with the emerging neds of both social and
professional communities. We think that it is now time to offer to young
designers, educated in computer science and engineering, social sciencee
and ethnography, and industrial design, working in both universities and
private companies, the occasion to develop their interaction design
competence. The interaction design sumer school promoted by the i3
network and the Interaction Design Institute has this aim.
The theme chosen for the 2001 interaction design summer school is
=93Designing for Communities=94. Its main focus will be, on one side, on
the new apporaches for user-centered design capable to develop the
cooperation between diverse cultures in the design process, on the
other, on the support needed by various types of communities (local and
learning communities, communities of practice and/or of interest, )
for developing their identity and/or improving their performances.
We think that the emphasis on the user side of the design process is an
important point for educating interaction designers who will be capable
to design and develop useful ans successful applications.
The School will be directed by Gillian Crampton Smith (Interaction -
Ivrea) and Giorgio De Michelis (University of Milano - Bicocca)
coadiuvated by a direction board composed by:
Riccardo Antonini (Consorizo Roma Ricerche; organization and finance)
Alberto Bianchi (Marconi; ateliers, coordination)
Thomas Rist (DFKI, Saarbruecken; publicity and external relations)
Among the lecturers there will be:
- John Bowers - KTH, Stockolm
- Gillian Crampton Smith - Interaction - Ivrea
- Giorgio De Michelis - University of Milano - Bicocca
- Wendy McKay - Inria, Paris
- Thomas Rist - DFKI, Saarbruecken
- Tom Rodden - University of Nottingham
Among the atelier leaders there will be:
- Alan Munro - University of Strathclyde
- Elena Pacenti - Domus Academy
- Peter Rist - DFKI, Saarbruecken
- Dave Snowdon - Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble
The summer school will mix listening to key note speakers and creative
group-work lead by young designers.
Groupwork will be performed by groups of 10 students in Ateliers. Each
Atelier will have a leader who will propose its brief and guide the
group towards the development of an idea and its presentation to the
school participants. Afternoons will be dedicated to groupwork, but
students can spend on it their evenings!
The titles of the lectures as well as the brief for the atelier will be
For the time lecturers and invited speakers will be at the school they
will be at disposition of the students for interaction within the
Ateliers and on singular individual problems.
The school aims to contribute to create a warm cooperative clima where
all participants (students, lecturers and invited speakers) will
interact and communicate freely and intensely.
Who should attend
We expect to have participants from disciplines as computer science and
technology, psychology and anthropology, industrial design, archtecture,
etc.Master and PhD students as well as young designers with few years of
experience working in universities, research centers and/or private
companies all over the world are invited to apply for the interaction
design summer school. They will have the occasion of listening to
lectures by some highly reputed scholars in the field, of participating
in design ateliers devoted to conceive innovative ideas for supporting
communities, of interacting for ten days in a warm social setting
becoming part of a community of practice.
The fee for participating in the interaction design summer school is
Euros 500. The fee covers school costs, lunches, coffee breaks and the
school dinner. PhD students will have their fees covered by grants. We
are arranging inexpensive lodging for school participants (below euros
20 per person per night).
Interested people should submit their application form before June 29.
All applicants will be notified if their application has been accepted
or not before July 15.
Accepted applicants must submit their registration form before July 31.
www.i3summerschool.org (about the school and programme)
www.i3net.org (about i3net);
www.interaction-ivrea.it (about Interaction - Ivrea).
For inquiries email to: i3summerschool_(on)_i3net.org
On behalf of the i3summer school:
Nanett Mosumgaard, i3net manager