Description of Panel

The full text of the panel proposal: Final Text of Panel Submission

Audience Participation:

before the conference
we would like to achieve maximal audience participation - not only at the panel, but before. Everyone is invited to contribute to the panel BEFORE the CHI conference by contributing ideas, asking questions, raising issues - please go to the CHI'2009 Panel Discussion Page

at the conference
For Audience Participation at the conference, we have amended the plans:
In order to achieve maximal audience participation, we will utilize a social computing environment during the panel supporting:

Reviews from the CHI Reviewers:

Excellent proposal. Excellent set of speakers. Most appropriate topic for
a panel discussion at CHI.

The idea of setting up social computing systems at the venue of the panel
was one of the strong points of the proposal. I hope this doesn't get
lost in the logistics of setting the panel up.
I also recommend that the panels spend more time in debate/discussion
than in opening statements/introductions for the panelist. Most people
coming to the panel would know who these people are. In the past, I have
seen that weaving opening statements into the discussion session might
help this a little bit.

The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities in collaborative
construction of knowledge. The goal for the panel will be to synthesize
from different perspectives an analytic framework to understand new
developments, how to promote rigorous research methods, and how to
identify the unique challenges in developing evaluation and assessment
methods for creativity research.

This panel would be very interesting for CHI, but I would caution the
moderator to keep the panel on task and focused as this is topic that is
widely applicable and would gather many view points (as stated in the
proposal) from the panelists and the audience. As such, I would expect
that panelists spend more time in debate/discussion than in opening
statements (also stated by another reviewer).