Autumn/winter 2016 Balance Network Activities
Travel bursaries to BN events
1. Autumn/winter 2016 Balance Network Activities
See the webpage for latest details, or download the flyer at the bottom of the page. Feel free to disseminate!
- CO-DESIGNING SMART OBJECTS FOR HEALTHIER OFFICE WORK BEHAVIOURS, workshop, 19 Oct, Nottingham
- THREE CAFÉS: EXPERIENTIAL ARTISTIC WORKSHOPS, 23 & 28 Nov, Cambridge
- ICT SKILLS AND ONLINE PLATFORMS FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION, workshop and evidence-based paper, 28 November, Coventr
- THE ROLE OF MICROBOUNDARIES FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE, individual diary studies & intervention workshops, workshops: 1, 3 & 5 December, London,
- WORK-LIFE BALANCE WITHIN THE IT PROFESSION, half-day seminar, 7 Dec afternoon, Portsmouth
- MANAGING TECHNOLOGY AROUND WORK AND LIFE: DESIGN CHALLENGES, workshop, 13 Dec, Sheffield
- DIGITAL SCHOLARS IN A MOBILE WORLD, one-day research symposium, 14 Dec, Hull
- CONVERSATION PIECES, three, two-hour workshops, week of 12 Dec, London
- BALANCING WORK AND MILITARY SPOUSE LIFE IN THE DIGITAL AGE, workshop, week of Dec 19, Northamptonshire
2. Travel bursaries to BN events
The Busyness Paradox
Oliver Burkeman, one of the keynotes at our Beyond Balance conference, talks about how “busy” we all are in this recent series on the BBC: “There's a ritual of the modern workplace - one you've heard and most likely indulged in yourself. It's the call and response we go through when you ask a workmate how they're doing: "Busy!" "So busy." "mentally busy." It is pretty obviously a boast disguised as a complaint. And our simultaneously grim and half chuckled reply comes as a kind of congratulation: "Ha, better than the opposite." When did we start doing that?”
Part Time and Flexible Working (at universities or other institutions)
Tech & Work Life Balance Conference: Friday December 16, 2016
Call for Papers: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) - Special Issue on Re-imagining Participatory Design
Original contributions are requested for a Special Issue of TOCHI on Reimagining Participatory Design. In particular, research contributions are requested that address the potentials and failures of participatory design in pursuing its democratizing project in emerging Information Technology domains. Abstracts are due 5 Jan and full submissions are due 23 Jan.
4. Funding Opportunities
Telling Tales of Engagement Competition 2016
The RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme is running this competition designed to help capture and promote the impact that your digital economy research is having. Three prizes of £10,000 are available to support researchers to further tell the story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience. Deadline 1 December, 12:00.
Future Photonics Hub Innovation Fund 2016
The EPSRC-funded Future Photonics Hub has an 'Innovation Fund' available to enable the inclusion of academic partners who bring additional value to the Hub's research programme. The first call for applications for this funding is now open. Deadline 7 November, 17:00.
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