Call for Participants: TIPS by Design – Building a Community of UK TIPS Researchers – 2018

Monday, 10th of December & Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Registration at 1:00pm – Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT


Researchers in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh are organising a 2-day symposium to explore current and future design issues surrounding TIPS themes, and are looking for PhD and early career researchers to attend.

As pervasive systems increasingly permeate everyday life, designing to aid data legibility, literacy, explainability and flexible decision-making is key. The widening gap between everyday users understanding of and the impermeability of black algorithmic boxes increasingly challenges current systems to ensure secure and private use for individuals, communities and publics. This symposium aims to tackle, debate and explore questions around the nature and implications of ethical, social and political perspectives for designing technologies. The topic of this symposium will explore issues of Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) in Technology from different contexts through design perspectives. Showcasing how researchers, designers and developers are tackling the increasingly big issues programmers and systems developers may face and how we design fair, ethical, unbiased, empowering systems at the outset of a new technological project.

This 2-day symposium on the 10th & 11th December in Edinburgh provides an exciting opportunity for PhD and early career researchers to connect with other TIPS researchers from across the country. Poster presentation and demo sessions will allow researchers to increase exposure to their research, while interactive workshops with leaders from diverse backgrounds will offer opportunities to learn about existing and novel tools and methods to support the design and development of future systems. See programme details and how to sign up here.

Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT