The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) 2024 will take place for the first time in Asia and will by hosted by Sarawak.
Organised by the University of Technology Sarawak (UTS), the event will bring about 500 delegates to discuss solutions for the design of products, services, and socio-technical systems—the structures, roles and rights within the systems that involve people and technology functioning together.
Under the topic “Reaching Out: Connecting Beyond Participation”, the aim is to create new partnerships with related academic communities, activists, practitioners and interested people and communities and increase participation.
“We need to create opportunities for people to meet and work together on a shared vision and this is where PDC 2024 will step in,” said The Honourable Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahmah Hamzah, Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Creative Industries and Performing Arts during the press conference. “As we continue focusing on the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy, participatory design has a big impact on how we can design processes through collaboration. PDC 2024 will enlighten us with the latest insights and strategies on how to meet the people’s needs and achieve our aspiration of a prosperous, sustainable and high-income destination.”