On November 1-3, I am organizing a design research workshop on the theme of Digital Transformation of Urban Experiences. (Note: A new web site is currently designed. What you will see is a temporary place holder). We will have about 50 scholars and practitioners from many different fields to explore how we might be able to use various forms of digital technology to radical improve our everyday experiences in cities. I am glad to have Bill Mitchell from MIT Media Lab and Kalle Lyytinen as two keynote speakers. In addition, there are many exciting people who have agreed to come. I will continue to post as the preparation continues.
One of the perks of preparing the workshop is various people that I came to meet. These are people who are passionate about what they do. These are people who make differences in the lives of others through their work. I am often humbled by their questions, yet at the same time encouraged by their support.
As the topic of the workshop is a broad one, I necessarily need to meet people in a wide spectrum. Bringing these people with diverse perspectives together in their richest possible form without loosing the integrity of their ideas and passion for their cause is a daunting design challenge.