Workshop on embodied speculation at the Participatory Design Conferrence

If you have an interest in experience prototyping or speculative design within participatory design and innovation, our workshop might be something for you! We would like to cordially invite you to a workshop on 'Embodied Speculation' we are organising at the PD Conference on August 15.

The Participatory Design Conference (Aarhus, 15.-19. August) is a premier venue for presenting research on the direct involvement of people in the design, development, implementation and appropriation of information and communication technology. PDC brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of researchers and practitioners from multiple fields encompassing a wide range of issues that emerge around cooperative design. The theme for PDC 2016 is ‘Participatory Design in an Era of Participation’.

Further information on the conference:

A workshop initiated by:

Marco Rozendaal (Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands)
Marie Lena Heidingsfelder (Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, Berlin, Germany)
Frank Kupper (VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Our workshop is a full-day learning workshop on the first day of the conference. 

We aim at bringing together participants with different professional backgrounds in the fields of design and innovation to explore how embodied speculation in participatory design and innovation can help stakeholders imaginecritically reflect and engage in dialogue about the social opportunities and ethical implications of emerging technologies. 

The workshop starts with a round table discussion about relevant criteria when conducting embodied speculations. We then engage in embodied speculation ourselves, focusing on identifying the social opportunities and ethical implications of Quantified Self technologies for the year 2026. 

In this workshop, you will learn about the conceptual underpinnings of embodied speculation and will learn how to apply this design techniques in practise.

To participate in our workshop we ask you to submit a two-slide presentation that includes your professional background and a relevant project that highlights your research interest.

Further information on the workshop

You can apply for the workshop via the registration system:

For further inquiries please email Marco Rozendaal: