June 21, 2021

The schedule corresponds to Seattle time (PDT). Calculate your local time on time zone converter. We plan to adjust the schedule to the needs of the participants if possible.

09:00-09:30 Welcome by the workshop organizers & Informal Gathering in Zoom
09:30-09:45 Short introduction of the workshop topic by the workshop organizers
09:45-10:00 Screen break
10:00-11:15 Creating a Design Fiction about “true smart cities” in sub-groups with the help of the Walt-Disney-Method
11:15-11:30 Screen break
11:30-12:15 Concept development of a holistic and sustainable smart city concept
12:15-12:30 Closing of the day and future plans
12:30-13:00 Informal Debriefing

We plan to hold an interactive and creative workshop, during which the participants will mostly work on developing one Design Fiction or several abstracts and exchange with other participants. We will 1) form sub-groups based on the applications, taking into account the internal diversity of the respective work and research contexts in order to promote small group discussion and content creation across these areas. 2) The Design Fictions or respective abstracts that highlight current concepts of smart cities and critically question them against the background of diversity, vulnerability and marginalization will be created with the help of creative methods. 3) The plenary discussion on the Design Fiction or respective abstracts and their development process will focus on commonalities, differences and critical concerns and will help to link the different perspectives from the point of view of the representatives of the respective vulnerable target group in order to approach a possible holistic smart city concept. We will enable longer breaks before, between and after the different tasks in order to create a more informal exchange that supports the intended network building.

In order to enable interaction and creative exchange between the participants, we are using two main tools: and Miro. allows users to easily form groups by moving freely through the virtual space. The desired or random encounter allows sharing of screens, which opens up communication. The meeting can be ended at any time by going back to the free space that offers new encounters. Miro is a virtual board with a lot of different input opportunities (e.g. writing notes, upload of documents, pictures or videos). By combining both tools, each participant can be more immersed in the overall workshop by also seeing and interacting with other participants. The final results can also be presented using Miro. A very important element are screen breaks in-between, where participants should take the short break to move around and turn off the screen. In general, the whole workshop shouldn’t be too long to prevent Zoom fatigue.