Program / Schedule of the Symposium

The Symposium at a Glance

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Structure of the Individual Sessions

To encourage and support as much interactivity and discussion among all participants, the 90 minutes sessions will be structured as follows:

  • keynote: 30 minutes
  • discussant: 10 minutes
  • discussion among all participants 50 minutes


Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

09:00 – Introductory Session – Opening Statements and Mutual Introductions of Participants

10:30 – Break

11:30 – Session-1: Value Sensitive Design 

  • Session Chair: Simone Strambach, Philipps-University Marburg
  • Keynote: Batya Friedman „Lives and Societies of Quality: A Value Sensitive Design Perspective”
  • Discussant: Anders Morch, University of Oslo

13:00   Lunch

14:30Session-2: „Engagements in Design Things“

  • Session Chair: Elisa Giaccardi, Delft University of Technology
  • Keynote: Pelle Ehn „Things that matter – beyond Objects and Users“
  • Discussant: Kumiyo Nakakoij, Kyoto University


16:30Special Session: Poster Presentations by Invited Young Researchers 


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

09:00Session-3: Support for Learning and Life

  • Session Chair: Isa Jahnke, University of Missouri
  • Keynote: Cindy Hmelo-Silver: „Challenges and Insights from the Learning Science Impacting Quality of Life“
  • Discussant: Gerry Stahl, Drexel University, Philadelphia


11:30Session-4: Personalization versus Privacy

  • Session Chair: Volkmar Pipek, University of Siegen
  • Keynote: Alfred Kobsa: „Design Trade-offs in Personalization versus Privacy“
  • Discussant: Kai-Uwe Loser, Ruh-University Bochum


14:30Session-5: Work / Life Balance

  • Session Chair: Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine
  • Keynote: Detlef Gerst: „Design for decent work and acceptable work / life balances“
  • Discussant: Hilda Tellioglu, University of Technology Vienna


16:30Session-6: Methodological Implications


Friday, October 20th, 2017

09:00Session-7: Mobility for All

  • Session Chair: Michael Koch, University of the Bundeswehr Munich
  • Keynote: Reinhard Stolle and Ronee Chadowitz: „Mobility and Self‐Driving Automobiles ‐ In Search for Design Guidelines“
  • Discussant: Bastian Pfleging, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universtität München

10:30 – Break 

11:00Session-8: Grand Challenges

  • Session Chair: Johan Lundin, Göteborgs Universität
  • Keynote: Gerhard Fischer: „Grand challenges for QoL-oriented design strategies“
  • Discussant: Stefanie Lindstaedt, Technische Universität Graz

12:30 – Concluding Session: Conclusion and Outcomes


14:00  End of Symposium 

You can download the program of the symposium here: Programm.