The workshop day is Sunday May 6, 2012, and the final
schedule for the day is:
Agenda, common definitions, issues, and topics
identified from the position papers.
"Around the table" 2-minute-madness to let everyone
present oneself: name, affiliation, disciplinary
background, and an example (product/practice) of
simplicity and technology, or a counter-example of
complexity and technology.
This session will draw on the previous
ice-breaker activity, and identify issues, questions,
challenges, and opportunities related to sustainability
and simple living.
12:30-1:45 Lunch break
1:45-3:30 Breakout activity
Small groups will execute an activity stimulated by the
brainstorming session. Examples:
Design exercise: develop a design prototype
that responds to issues of simplicity and human
sustainability (e.g., storyboard, sketches, or paper
Research exercise: develop and pilot a research
plan that investigates notions of simplicity. (e.g.,
interviewing and observing other conference
3:30-4:00 Coffee break
4:00-5:00 Group presentations and discussion
Sharing processes and outcomes from groups with time for
Synthesis of day’s issues and proposals, reflecting on
key ideas and themes, discussing possibilities for
future work, collaborations, and publications.
About 7 pm
We will make reservations for a self-paid dinner. More
details to follow!