Thanks to everyone who participated in PDC2012. See you at PDC2014.

Videos of sessions

Photos from

PDC showcased in Chinese magazine, Design 360

PDC art event

Fifth Artful Integration Award

Aug 12-16, 2012: PDC2012 in Roskilde

PDC2012 organizers


The PDC sessions are also available online (watch a video).

Shuttle buses run between the conference hotels and the conference site (schedule).

If you need assistance during the conference, ask one of the student volunteers.


Sunday, Aug 12


WORKSHOPS (in parallel):

WS101: Participatory design for users with impairments affecting cognitive functions and communication skills

WS114: Exploring actor network theory in participatory design: Reflections and implications for theory and practice

WS102: Working with human values in design

WS109: Participatory design of business models (Half day: 14:00-17:00)

17:00- Informal reception (in Foyer, Building 41)

* 10.30: Coffee; 12.30-14.00: Lunch; 15.00: Coffee (all in Foyer, Building 41)


Monday, Aug 13



WS106: Participation – basic concepts and research challenges

WS108: Exploring participatory prototyping of services

WS104: Making futures - Challenging innovation

Doctoral consortium

17:00- Opening reception (in Foyer, Building 41)
18:00 Picnic quiz

* 10.30: Coffee; 12.30-14.00: Lunch; 15.00: Coffee (all in Foyer, Building 41)


Tuesday, Aug 14

09:00-09:30 Opening Session (Grand Auditorium)
09:30-10:30 KEYNOTE: Geoff Cox
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 PAPERS: Civic Participation
12:30-14:00 Lunch
EXPL PAPERS: Health I EXPL PAPERS: Urban Environments
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 PAPERS: Empowerment
17:00- Roskilde University reception


Wednesday, Aug 15

09:00-10:30 PAPERS: Community Facilitation
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 PAPERS: Users' Roles
12:30-14:00 Lunch Beat (Building 41)
EXPL PAPERS: Values and Politics INDUSTRY CASES: Challenging Contexts
15:15-15:30 Break
EXPL PAPERS: Continuing Design INDUSTRY CASES: Reflexivity in Industrial Practice
17:00-22.00 Conference dinner (Dress code: casual clothes and walking shoes. Menu). Busses depart from conference site at 17.00


Thursday, Aug 16

09:30-10:30 PAPERS: New Perspectives
10:30-11:00 Break
EXPL PAPERS: Health II EXPL PAPERS: Collaboration
EXPL PAPERS: Out of Scandinavia EXPL PAPERS: PD and Community
12:45-14:00 Lunch (PDC Business Meeting in Small Auditorium)
14:00-14:30 Artful Integration Award
14:30-15:30 KEYNOTE: Nicola Bidwell
15:30-16:00 Closing Session (Grand Auditorium)