Publications

2019

Schepers, S., Schoffelen, J., Zaman, B., & Dreessen, K. (2019). Children’s roles in Participatory Design processes: making the role of process designer ‘work’IxD&A (Interaction Design and Architecture (s)), (Summer 2019) (pp. 87-108).

Dreessen, K., & Schepers, S. (2019). Foregrounding backstage activities for engaging children in a FabLab for STEM educationInternational Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, Volume 20, June 2019 (pp. 35-42).

Huybrechts, L., Dreessen, K., & Schepers, S. (2019). Uncertainties Revisited: ANT to Explore the Relations Between Uncertainties and the Quality of Participation. In Analytical Frameworks, Applications, and Impacts of ICT and Actor-Network Theory (pp. 216-237). IGI Global.

2018

Dreessen, K., & Schepers, S. (2018, September). Three strategies for engaging non-experts in a fablab. In Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 482-493). ACM.

Dreessen, K., & Schepers, S. (2018, August). The roles of adult-participants in the back-and frontstage work of participatory design processes involving children. In Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Full Papers-Volume 1 (p. 14). ACM.

Schepers, S., Dreessen, K., & Zaman, B. (2018, August). Exploring user gains in participatory design processes with vulnerable children. In Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Situated Actions, Workshops and Tutorial-Volume 2 (p. 25). ACM.

Schepers, S., Dreessen, K., & Zaman, B. (2018, June). Fun as a user gain in participatory design processes involving children: a case study. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 396-404). ACM.

Dreessen, K., & Schepers, S. (2018, June). On the importance of backstage activities for engaging children in a FabLab. In Proceedings of the Conference on Creativity and Making in Education (pp. 3-10). ACM.

Schepers S., Dreessen K., Zaman B. (2018). Rethinking children’s roles in participatory design: The child as a process designer. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 16, pp. 47-54.

2016

Dreessen, K., Schepers, S., Leen, D. (2016). From Hacking Things to Making Things. Rethinking making by supporting non-expert users in a FabLab. Interaction Design and Architecture(s), 30, art.nr. Special Issue: ‘On Making’, pp. 47-64.

Nouwen, M., Schepers, S., Mouws, K., Slegers, K., Kosten, N., Duysburgh, P. (2016). Designing an Educational Music Game: What if Children Were Calling The Tune? International Journal of Child – Computer Interaction, 9, pp. 20-32.

Huybrechts, L., Dreessen, K., Schepers, S., Calderon, P. (2016). Democratic dialogues that make cities ‘work’. Strategic Design Research Journal, 9 (2), pp. 100-111.

Schepers, S., Dreessen, K., Kosten, N. (2016). To play, or not to play? That’s the question! Exploring A Child-Perspective On Play To Negotiate Power Relations In Participatory Design Processes Involving Children. In Golchehr, S. (Ed.), MEDIATIONS: Art & Design Agency and Participation in Public Space, International Conference. Conference Proceedings. MEDIATIONS: Art & Design Agency and Participation in Public Space. Royal College of Art, London, UK, 21 – 22 November, 2016, pp. 112-123.

Wilkinson, A., Dreessen, K., Schepers, S. (2016). Keep forget: turning memories and stories into artefacts. Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops.: Vol. 2. Participatory Design Conference. Aarhus, 15-19 August 2016, pp. 76-77.

2015

Dreessen, K., Huybrechts, L., Schepers, S., Calderon, P. (2015). Infrastructuring interventions or intervening infrastructures? The role of interventions in the infrastructuring process. PARSE. Gothenburg, 4-6 November 2015.

Dreessen, K., Schepers, S. & Huybrechts, L. (2015). Objects are actors too: the ‘hack-a-thing’ workshop series as a case for revising new user-object relationships. Proceedings of the PLATE conference – Nottingham Trent University, 17/19 June 2015, pp. 109-114.

Dreessen, K., Schepers, S. & Schrijvers, J. (2015). Designing the healthcare and housing concept of tomorrow: a reflection on Participatory Design methods for complex healthcare situations. Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015, Sheffield, 13 – 16 July 2015, pp. 1-11.

Huybrechts, L., Dreessen, K. & Schepers, S. (2015). Uncertainties Revisited: Actor-Network Theory as a Lens for Exploring the Relationship between Uncertainties and the Quality of Participation. International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) (7), 3, pp. 49-63.

2014

Huybrechts, L., Schepers, S. & Dreessen, K. (2014). Participation and Risky Trade-offs. In: Huybrechts, L. (Ed.) (2014). Participation is Risky: Approaches to Joint Creative Processes. Amsterdam, NL: Valiz., pp. 9 – 92.

Huybrechts, L., Lee, Y., Schepers, S. & Ho, K.L. (2014). Participation and Hybridity. In: Huybrechts, L. (Ed.) (2014). Participation is Risky: Approaches to Joint Creative Processes. Amsterdam, NL: Valiz., pp. 93 – 182.

Dreessen, K., Schepers, S., Leen, D., Luyten, K. & De Weyer, T. (2014). Break-it, hack-it, make-it: the ‘Hack-a-Thing’ workshop series as a showcase for the integration of creative thinking processes into FabLab Genk. A Matter of Design: Making Society through Science and Technology. Proceedings of the 5th STS Italia Conference. Milan, 12-14 June 2014.

Schepers, S., Dreessen, K. & Huyrechts, L. (2014). Hybridity in MAP-it workshops: a balancing act between fun and foundations. NordiCHI’14. Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer INteraction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, pp. 371-380.

2013

Huybrechts, H., Dreessen, K. & Schepers, S. (2013). The role of ‘openness’ in participatory design research. 10th European Academy of Design Conference, 17 – 19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. ISBN 978-91-979541-5-0, pp. 1 – 13 [Refereed Conference Paper].

Schepers, S., Dreessen, K., Huybrechts, L. & Laureyssens, T. (2013) MAP-it: the art of designing a participatory mapping method. Knowing (by) Designing. Proceedings of the conference ‘Knowing (by) Designing’ at LUCA, Sint-Lucas School of Architecture Brussels, 22-23 May 2013, pp. 275-282.

Schoffelen, J., Huybrechts, L., Braspenning, L. & Schepers, S. (2013) Making and reflecting via playful design representations. Knowing (by) Designing. Proceedings of the conference ‘Knowing (by) Designing’ at LUCA, Sint-Lucas School of Architecture Brussels, 22-23 May 2013, pp. 685-694.

De Weyer, T., Taelman, J., Luyten, K. Leen, D., Schepers, S. & Dreessen, K. (2013) Hack-a-thing: A Series of FabLab Genk Workshops for Reusing and Repurposing Depreciated Objects. The First European Fab Lab Conference FabLabCon 2013, Aachen, Germany, September 9, 2013.

Schoffelen, J., Schepers, S., Huybrechts, L. & Braspenning, L. (2013) Making design representations as catalysts for reflective making in a collaborative design research process. FORMakademisk, Vol.6, Nr.2, Art. 9, pp. 1-14.

2012

Huybrechts, L., Dreessen, K. & Schepers, S. (2012). Mapping design practices: On risk, hybridity, and participation. PDC 2012. Embracing New Territories of Participation. Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference. Volume 2: Exploratory Papers, Workshop Descriptions, Industry Cases. Roskilde University, Denmark.

Huybrechts, L., Schoffelen, J., Schepers, S. & Braspenning, L. (2012). Design Representations. Connecting, Making and Reflecting in Design Research Education. In: Boutsen, D. (Ed.), Good Practices. Best Practices. Highlighting the Compound Idea of Education, Creativity, Research and Practice. Antwerp: EPO, pp. 35-39.

2011

Schepers, S., Huybrechts, L. & Dreessen, K. (2011) MAP-it: on friction, risk and releasing control. Research Design Journal, 2.11, pp. 32 – 38.

Schepers, S., Dreessen, K. & Huybrechts, L. (2011). Methods for collective creativity in experience design processes for health(care). Proceedings of the First European Conference on Design 4 Health 2011, 13 – 15 July 2011, Sheffield UK, pp. 287 – 297.

Dreessen, K., Huybrechts, L., Laureyssens, T., Schepers, S., & Baciu, S. (2011). MAP-it. A participatory mapping toolkit. Leuven: Acco.

Early work

Schepers, S. (2009). The Power of Many, in Pursuit of Nothing: Flash Mob Communities on YouTube and Beyond. Cultures of Arts, Science, and Technology, 1(1), pp. 17-34.

Schepers, S. (2008) Wetenschapper op wielen. Stephen Hawking en de verbeelding van ziekte. In: Bosch, Y. & Haaren, van, K. [Eds.] Mosaïek. Interdisciplinair Cultuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift, 10(2). Maastricht, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.