SummerPIT 2017

Join the crowd! Fuel and charge! Dig deep!

Participatory IT research is the study of how people experience, understand, design, and shape information technology as part of their lived experience. Aarhus University’s interdisciplinary research centre for Participatory IT establishes a new foundation for this area of research.

The centre extends the Scandinavian participatory design tradition, which has historically focused on involving people in the introduction of technology to their workplaces. However, during the recent decades, information technology has become an integrated element of almost all parts of people’s everyday lives, including leisure, civic activity, art, and culture, thereby establishing new forms of participation and social practices. The pervasiveness of information technology in human life poses new challenges for the way participation occurs, is supported, and understood.

Accordingly, the centre poses the fundamental question of what participation currently means, and how it may be supported by IT, today and in the future.

PIT will host SummerPIT in August to bring together international researchers from across PIT-related research areas, local researchers, and PhD students.

SummerPIT has, in previous years, been a lively place where we had a lot of fruitful discussions and where people had a chance to meet and discuss. We hope to continue this spirit this year, and encourage you to stay as long as you possibly can of the period.


Aug 13 Hackathons, game jams, the demo scene and other kinds of rapid design event

Aug 14 How to get from the isolated problem to infrastructure? Interaction in the Wild

Aug 15 Data and data visualisations

Aug16-18 PhD course: Constructive and experimental practice in PhD research (see below)

You will receive more information regarding social activities and other events as we get closer.