Understanding public spaces: exploring methods

Convivio Workshop on Understanding public spaces: exploring methods, Limerick, Ireland, 1 & 2 December 2005

The Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick is organizing a two days workshop to discuss methods of studying and understanding public places with focus on outdoor public places such as urban squares, parks, markets, central business districts, libraries, airports, railway/bus stations etc. The Workshop is being sponsored by CONVIVIO, The Network for People Centered Interactive Design. (...) While the objectives of studying public space are different, we wish to examine the different approaches being used to study public spaces across different disciplines. The workshop aims to bring people from various disciplines (e.g. architects, urban planners, sociologists, artists etc) to discuss different approaches being employed for studying public spaces. (...) Presentations will be followed by group discussions focusing on methods presented. This two days workshop will be limited to 15-20 participants to provide ample opportunity for formal and informal discussions. (...) Please e-mail your abstracts to parag.deshpande@ul.ie Submission Deadline: November 7th 2005. Notification of Acceptance: November 14th 2005. Organising Committee: Prof. Liam Bannon, Luigina Ciolfi, Parag Deshpande