Programme

Workshop Schedule

09:00 - 09:30: Welcome address

The organizers open the workshop with a brief overview of Human-Building Interaction (HBI), motivations, possible themes, sample questions, etc.. Besides presenting the agenda of the day, the participants will be grouped into small grooups. The organizers will also put blank posters on the wall, and the participants can pin their ideas or questions spontaneously over them.

09:30 - 10:30: Participant presentations (3 to 4 minutes each)

Each participant will briefly talk about their work, burning or unaddressed question(s), scenarios/contexts of interest, or examples of works which are relevant to the transition from artifacts to architecture. Please prepare a very short presentation (if you prefer to use slides) that cover the following points:
1) Your own work or background (1 slide).
2) Your or someone else's work, which you find challenging to situate or ground in the spectrum of either artifacts or environment.
3) Question(s) which you cannot address or answer by yourself.

10:30 - 11:00: Tea and coffee break

At the Open area on 3rd floor (red area on the map) in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

11:00 - 12:30: Reflection - Unaddressed questions, challenges, and opportunities 

The groups will reflect and discuss around the assigned themes (provided by the organizers and distributed across tables). In this divergent phase, the groups will brainstorm around the assigned themes to explore questions, challenges, and opprtunities in 3-4 rapid rounds of 20 minutes each. After each round, the participants will move between tables (themes) and also shuffle to brainstorm about a different theme.

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch break (we all eat together!)

More information on this very soon!

14:00 - 14:30: Group feedback

The table representatives will present the outcomes of the previous session with some prepared documents, collection of questions, map of challenges, and so on. Furthermore, each group presentation can be followed by a discussion session with the audience to further explore the scope of the presented questions, sub-questions, or hypotheses. The main points of these discussions will be recorded over a flip-chart.

14:30 - 15:15: Development session I - Addressing clusters

Based on the gathered themes (or a set of them), the groups will start working on graphcial mappings of the themes and their inter-dependencies, examples of artifacts, map of research, etc.. The outcome of this session can be these graphical schemas, or a small video documantation by the group members shot by their mobile phones.

15:15 - 15:30: Tea and coffee break

At the Open area on 3rd floor (red area on the map) in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

15:30 - 16:00: Group feedback

The table representatives will present the outcomes of the previous session with the prepared documents, video documentations, and so on. Furthermore, each group presentation can be followed by a discussion session with the audience to further explore the scope of the presented questions, sub-questions, or hypotheses. The main points of these discussions will be recorded over a flip-chart.

16:00 - 16:45: Development session II - Addressing research agendas

Based on the outcomes (documents, mappings, videos, etc.) from the first development session, participants (possibly in interdisciplinary groups) will define design implications, personas, practitioners' guidelines, notions, etc.. In addition to these documents, we can also highlight open questions and challenges that will need further work in diverse avenues to answer.
 
16:45 - 17:30: Wrap-up and future steps