Fachgruppe Partizipation in der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) | Special Interest Group Participatory Design in the German Informatics Society
Participatory Design means recognizing that those who will be affected by a future technology should have an active say in its creation. Yet, despite continuous interest in involving people as future users and consumers into designing novel and innovative future technology, participatory approaches in technology design remain relatively underdeveloped in the German HCI community.
Building on this premise—together with Dr. Juliane Jarke, Prof. Dr. Andreas Bischof, Dr. Sandra Buchmüller, Prof. Dr. Claude Draude, Prof. Dr. Susanne Maaß, Prof. Dr. Nicola Marsden, and a crew of amazing PhD students—we founded the Fachgruppe Partizipation (Special Interest Group Participatory Design) at the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (German Informatics Society) and collaboratively organize the annual workshop »Partizipative & sozialverantwortliche Technikentwicklung« (Participatory & Socially Responsible Technology Design) at the premier German HCI conference »Mensch und Computer«.
The workshop series aims to connect researchers and practitioners in the field of Participatory Design in Germany, raises awareness for participatory values and generally tries to be an inclusive academic place.
Amongst our work, there is a Founding Manifesto (in German only) written at our 2019 gathering, and »Collaborative Speculations on Future Themes for Participatory Design in Germany« (in English, Open Access), with 32 authors overall, from our meeting in 2021.