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DESIGN RESEARCH NEWS Volume 23 Number 12, Dec2018 ISSN 1473-3862



o   LearnXDesign Conference

o   MinD Conference

o   Design Studies

o   IASDR2019 conference

o   Calls

o   Announcements

o   DRN search

o   Digital Services

o   Subscribing and unsubscribing to DRN

o   Contributing to DRN


9-12 July 2019 - DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2019
5th International Conference for Design Education Researchers
METU, Ankara

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Extended deadline for full paper submission: 30 December 2018, Sunday

Download full description of the conference tracks:

Download full paper template:

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Deadline for workshop proposals: 18 February 2019, Monday

Download workshop submission template:

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The LearnXdesign is a conference series by DRS Special Interest Group in
Design Pedagogy (PedSIG), cultivating symbiotic exchanges between design
education and design research. The first symposium in the series was
held in Paris in 2011 and covered a small number of invited
presentations mainly by British and continental European researchers.
The Oslo 2013 and Chicago 2015 conferences were embraced by the design
education research community at large and involved an impressive number
of contributions across design disciplines and educational levels
representing diverse traditions in research and education. And finally,
the fourth conference was hosted by Ravensbourne University London in
2017. The Fifth International Conference for Design Education
Researchers will be hosted by Middle East Technical University (METU)
Department of Industrial Design between 9-12 July 2019. We are truly
excited to invite you all to our Ankara campus characterized by its
unique natural and built environment as well as by its egalitarian
culture and open intellectual milieu. Despite Turkeys becoming an uneasy
passage from multiple conflict zones to tightened EU borders, our
department will have quite a few occasions to celebrate in the coming
year. The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first course on
industrial design offered in Turkey, at METU Faculty of Architecture by
the American industrial designer David K. Munro. The same year we will
also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of our
department as a separate academic unit at METU. We feel that design
education matters more than ever! The theme for the DRS Learn X Design
2019 is Insider Knowledge. The conference has 18 tracks, fifteen of
which are chaired and three are open. We invite the local and
international design education research community to contribute to the
tracks outlined below.



Track 01. Alternative Studios
Co-chairs: Derek Jones and Nicole Lotz

Track 02. Virtual Mobility and Democratization of Research and Teaching
Co-chairs: Aysen Savas and Felix Sattler

Track 03. Open Track for Learning Spaces
This track is open to topics related to learning spaces such as learning
in situ, learning through collections, etc.


Track 04. Rethinking Design Basics as Translation
Co-chairs: Giovanni Baule, Elena Caratti and Michael Renner

Track 05. More-Than-Human Prototyping as Pedagogical Impugnation
Co-chairs: Stan Ruecker, Pablo Hermansen and Martn Tironi

Track 06. Computational Design Thinking
Co-chairs: Sule Tasli Pektas and Henri Achten

Track 07. Intercultural Collaboration in Design Education
Co-chairs: Yasuko Takayama and A. Can Ozcan

Track 08. Insider Out: Knowledge Transfer in Alternative Design

Co-chairs: Dilek Akbulut, Gulay Hasdogan and Engin Kapkin

Track 09. Open Track for Learning Cultures
This track is open to topics related to learning cultures such as hidden
curriculum in design, the project, tutors and critiques, teamwork, etc.


Track 10. Learning for Autonomous Design
Co-chairs: Cigdem Kaya Pazarbasi, Anne-Marie Willis and Julia Keyte

Track 11. Designing for Social Inclusion and Public Engagement
Co-chairs: Wyn Griffiths and Lindsay Keith

Track 12. Integrating Socially and Critically Oriented Approaches to
Design Education
Co-chairs: Harun Kaygan, Selin Gurdere, Asa Stahl and Guy Julier

Track 13. Systemic Design Approach for Transdisciplinarity
Co-chairs: Pier Paolo Peruccio, Paola Menzardi, Alessandra Savina and
Maurizio Vrenna

Track 14. Learning from Prototypes
Co-chairs: Gerry Derksen and Zhabiz Shafieyoun

Track 15. Bringing User Experience (Ux) Agenda into Design Education
Co-chairs: Asli Gunay, Sedef Suner and Gulsen Tore Yargin

Track 16. Design Education for Sustainability: New Directions and
Dimensions through Innovative Methods and Research
Co-chairs: Cagla Dogan, Senem Turhan, Yekta Bakirlioglu and Dilruba Ogur

Track 17. Design Materialization
Co-chairs: Owain Pedgley, Elvin Karana and Valentina Rognoli

Track 18. Open Track for Evolving Skill Sets and Mind Sets
This track is open to topics related to evolving skill sets and mind
sets such as design education and intellectual property, etc.



19-20 September 2019 - MinD 2019 Designing with and for People with
Dementia: Wellbeing, Empowerment and Happiness

The conference submission system for MinD 2019 is now open and we now
have a wonderful set of keynote speakers.

International Conference 2019 of the MinD consortium, the DRS Special
Interest Group on Behaviour Change and the DRS Special Interest Group on
Wellbeing and Happiness

Venue: TU Dresden, Germany

Conference organisers: Dr Christian Wlfel, Prof Kristina Niedderer, Dr
Rebecca Cain, Dr Geke Ludden

Keynote speakers:

Dr Natalie Marchant, Alzheimers Society Senior Research Fellow,
University College London, UK

Dr. Ir. Helma van den Berg-van Rijn, service designer at Muzus, The

A member of the European Working Group of People with dementia - details

Conference Theme

MinD invites papers and design contributions for the first international
MinD conference 2019 on Designing for People with Dementia.

The conference will provide a trans-disciplinary forum for researchers,
practitioners, end-users and policy makers from the design and health
care professions to exchange and discuss new findings, approaches and
methods for using design to improve dementia care and to support people
with dementia and their carers.

With ca. 10.9 million people affected by dementia in Europe, with
numbers set to double by 2050 (Prince, Guerchet and Prina 2013), with 20
million carers, and with no cure in sight, research into care to improve
the quality of life of people with dementia is essential, to encourage
and enable them to engage in activities that are in line with their
interests and experiences (Alcove 2013; Alzheimers Society 2013).

Characterised by progressive memory and cognitive degeneration, people
who are affected by Alzheimers disease or other dementias often face
cognitive, behavioural and psychosocial difficulties, including
impairment and degeneration of memory and of perceptions of identity
(Alcove 2013). As a result, many have reduced physical activities or
social engagement, or are unable to work. Emotionally, this can lead to
uncertainty, anxiety and depression and a loss of sense of purpose.

In this light, it is becoming increasingly apparent that it is not just
care that is required but support for how to live well with dementia,
whether in the own home or in residential care. This includes managing
ones own care and every day tasks, as well as leisure activities, social
engagement. Even small things such as whether and when to go out or what
to wear can have important effects on peoples sense of self and
wellbeing, contentment and happiness. Key to this is having choices and
the ability to decide. Acknowledging the agency of people with dementia
and understanding what can be done to support this is therefore a key

Design-based non-pharmacological interventions are increasingly
recognised as having great potential to help. Design can offer novel
ways of complementing care and independent living to empower people with
dementia in everyday situations because of its ubiquitous nature and its
affordances. Much focus has so far been on physical and cognitive tasks
and on safe-keeping and reducing risks. For example, design can help
accomplish physical tasks and offer guidance or reminders, e.g. for time
or orientation, or alert to behavioural changes. While there are some
approaches towards emotional and social aspects of living with dementia,
more could and should be done to focus on enabling people with dementia
and acknowledging their agency.

Design can help to support social, leisure, creative activities. It can
help empower people with dementia offering choices and aiding
decision-making. Design can support the individual person, or change the
environment. This can take the form of a product, of systems or
services, of the built or natural environment. The importance is to use
design to help reduce stigma and exclusion, and instead to improve
well-being and social inclusion to create happiness.

While the aims may be clear, the way to achieve them still raises many
questions about the best approaches, ways and methods to achieve such
aims. This conference therefore seeks to explore the manifold areas and
approaches. This may include novel theoretical approaches, novel methods
in design development or in working with and including end-users, or
novel products, environments, services or systems. Or it may include
novel ways of working, collaboration and co-operation. The key aim is to
bring together and explore how we might impact positively and
sustainably on the personal, social, cultural and economic factors
within our communities to improve living with dementia.

To this end, we welcome a broad engagement with the field and invite
submissions from a diverse range of researchers and practitioners from
the various design and health disciplines, including product and
interior design, craft, information and communication technologies,
architecture and the built environment, psychiatry, psychology,
geriatrics and others who make a relevant to the field.

Themes may include, for example:

- Design approaches for the wellbeing/empowerment/happiness of elderly

- Design approaches for the wellbeing/empowerment/happiness of people
with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia

- New design frameworks and approaches for

- Mindful design approaches for wellbeing/empowerment/happiness

- Collaboration between designers, technologists, health professionals
and people with lived experience

- Data collection with and by people with MCI/dementia

- Co-design & co-creation with people with MCI/dementia

- Evaluation of design with people with lived experience

- Evaluation of the impact of design on people with lived experience

Key Dates

1 February 2019: Final date for full paper submissions:

1 February 2019: Final date for Design proposal submissions:

1 April 2019: Delegate registration opens:

1 May 2019: Paper decision notifications:

1 June 2019: Early bird registration closes:

15 June 2019: Camera ready papers submission

15 August 2019: Late registration closes:

19-20 September 2019: Conference

Contributions & Submission Information

MinD 2019 welcomes contributions in two formats:

1)    Full Papers

We invite the submission of full papers (3000-4000 words) by 1 February

Papers are expected to offer new or challenging views on the subject,
novel approaches, working methods or design interventions or ideas, or

Papers will be selected subject to a double blind review process by an
international review team.  Paper will be reviewed for
relevance/significance, novelty/originality, quality/rigour and clarity.

2)    Design-based submissions

We invite the submission of designs in analogue or digital format,
including e.g. physical artefacts, digital artefacts, films/video.
Contributions are expected to offer new or challenging ideas, novel
approaches, working methods or design interventions, or similar.
Submissions will be exhibited during and as part of the conference.

In the first instance proposals should be submitted by 1 February 2019,
including an image or visualisation and a verbal description of the
design, and a 300 word statement of the underpinning research detailing
its originality, significance and rigour.

Design submissions will be selected subject to a double blind review
process by an international review team.  Submissions will be reviewed
for relevance/significance, novelty/originality, and quality.

If selected, submissions are expected to arrive by the organisers by 15
August 2019, free of charge. Insurance is the responsibility of the

Submission information:

All contributions must be submitted by 1 February 2019 at the latest
through the conference submission system, which you can access from the
conference pages.

Publication of conference submissions:

Paper submissions will in the first instance be published as online
proceedings, archived in an open access repository with a DOI number,
and also available as an abstract / programme booklet and memory stick
with the proceedings.

In a second step, paper authors will be invited to submit their extended
papers (6000-8000 words) for inclusion in a journal special issue.
Available journals will be publicised on the conference website as soon
as the are confirmed.

Design submissions will be included in the abstract booklet and
published in an online-based catalogue accompanying the exhibition.



Design Studies

Contents of Volume 59, November 2018

Special Issue: Participatory Design
Edited by Rachael Luck

Available online

Editorial: What is it that makes participation in design participatory
Rachael Luck

Participatory design for sustainable social change
Rachel Charlotte Smith, Ole Sejer Iversen

Examining situated design practices: Nurses' transformations towards
genuine participation
Kija Lin stergaard, Jesper Simonsen, Helena Karasti

Valuing implicit decision-making in participatory design: A relational
approach in design with people with dementia
Niels Hendriks, Liesbeth Huybrechts, Karin Slegers, Andrea Wilkinson

Design project failures: Outcomes and gains of participation in design
Sofia Lundmark

Dismantle, change, build: Designing abolition at the intersections of
local, large-scale, and imagined infrastructures
Shana Agid

Speculative prototyping, frictions and counter-participation: A civic
intervention with homeless individuals
Martn Tironi

Participatory design in architectural practice: Changing practices in
future making in uncertain times
Rachael Luck



We are proud to announce that the International Association of Societies
of Design Research (IASDR) 2019 Conference will be hosted by Manchester
School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK on 02-05 September
2019. The conference theme  DESIGN REVOLUTIONS  will explore how design
drives and responds to revolutionary thinking through questioning the
norm, probing the now and embracing the new.

For the first time IASDR will be held in the UK and will foster new
thinking towards a compelling, meaningful and radical dialogue regarding
the role that design plays in addressing societal and organisational
issues. The biannual conference enables academics, practitioners and
students join together to explore contemporary agendas, emerging
directions and future challenges that are at the forefront of design
research. IASDR 2019 will provide opportunities for the presentation and
publication of a collection of high-quality peer reviewed research
papers alongside the space to discuss and debate the evolution and
revolution of design.

Conference website: www.iasdr2019.org


IASDR 2019 is organised under 10 parallel tracks that reflect the
breadth and opportunities of the norm, the now and the new of design

- Change  revolution and evolution of design as it responds to the
context in which it operates

- Learning  design as a part of the learning process that supports
creativity within the current education system

- Living  design shaping the way we live through our consumption of
products, the services we use and the cities we inhabit impacting the
environment, health and wellbeing of all

- Making  harnessing of the creative possibilities of materials and
processes by design and making,

- People  social and cultural connection with design for, and with,
people to meet the needs of citizens today and in the future

- Technology  from digital automation to machine learning and artificial
intelligence to the Internet of Things, the engagement of design in an
increasingly complex technology landscape

- Value  management of design to maximise the economic value and
communicate the relationship between design and business effectively

- Voices  diversity in design voices to break the boundary of power and
hierarchal socio-political systems

- Open  other critical debate in design research with out of the box
thinking, challenging conventions and probe the norm


15 October 2018 - Call for Papers
15 November 2018 - Full paper submission opens
15 February 2019 - Final deadline for full paper submission
01 April 2019 - Delegate registration opens
30 April 2019 - Announcement of paper decisions
31 May 2019 - Early bird registration closes
15 June 2019 - Camera ready paper submission
15 August 2019 - Late registration closes
02 September 2019  IASDR 2019 Conference


Full papers should be 4000-5000 words in length excluding abstract and
references. Authors should directly address one of the conference track
themes demonstrating a high-degree of academic scholarship, clearly
articulate their research focus, provide a concise synthesis of the
research context, describe the methods used to undertake the research,
present the findings of the research and summarise the key contribution
to the field.

Papers will be selected through a blind review process conducted by
international review panel based on the quality, significance, novelty
and rigour of the research. Accepted papers will be published once at
least one author registers for the conference.


Professor Martyn Evans (Manchester Metropolitan University, Chair)
Professor Rachel Cooper (Lancaster University, Co-Chair)
Professor Steve Gill (Cardiff Metropolitan University, Co-Chair)
Professor James Moultrie (University of Cambridge, Co-Chair)
Dr Annie Shaw (Manchester Metropolitan University, Co-Chair)



18 June 2019 - ADIM Collective Research Development Workshop
Academy for Design Innovation Management International Conference 2019

Research Perspectives in the Era of Transformations

Hosted by Loughborough University London, United Kingdom

ADIM 2019 Conference Dates: 19-21 June 2019

Calls and Deadlines for

- Case Study Abstracts | Tuesday 15 January 2019

- Posters | Tuesday 5 February 2019

- Bursaries Applications | Tuesday 5 February 2019

- Workshop Proposals | Wednesday 20 February 2019

- Full Papers | Tuesday 29 January 2019

Call for Case Study Abstracts | Tuesday 15 January 2019

The Academy for Design Innovation Management invites an international
community of scholars and practitioners to share their stories from the
innovation frontlines.

- The information and the full call can be accessed on this link

Call for Posters: ADIM Collective 2019 Research Development Workshop |
Tuesday 5 February 2019

Call to Participate in the ADIM Collective 2019 Research Development

One of the goals of the ADIM is to provide a support for early career
design researchers. An active intensive seminar in form of poster
session involving early researchers and experts from different
countries. The poster session will aim to facilitate active dialogue and
networking amongst the ADIM Collective 2019 Research Development
Workshop participants.

- The information the Call for Posters available at this link

Call for Bursaries Application | Tuesday 5 February 2019

We have several ADIM 2019 Full Bursaries and Complementary Places
available for Early Career Researchers from Global South countries who
are planning to present papers at the upcoming Academy for Design
Innovation Management conference| 2019 London. ThinkPlace is kindly
supporting for one of the ADIM 2019 Full Bursaries.

- The information about the Bursaries Application and Complementary
Places available at this link


Call for Workshop Proposals | Wednesday 20 February 2019

The Academy for Design Innovation Management conference invites
proposals for workshops that will engage and reflect upon the conference
theme Research Perspectives In the era of Transformations. The workshop
proposals are due by Wednesday 20 February 2019.

- The information and the full call can be accessed on this link

Call for Full Papers | Tuesday 29 January 2019

The Academy for Design Innovation Management invites the international
community of scholars to submit research papers. The FULL Paper
submissions are due by Tuesday 29 January 2019.

- The list of conference Tracks and information about the submission
process is available on this link

For any questions please contact the conference organisers via this
email address: [log in to unmask]

The registration fee information can be accessed at this link

18-21 June 2019 -  Academy for Design Innovation Management Conference
London, United Kingdom


There is an opportunity to contribute research insights to a special
foresight track at the Academy for Design Innovation Management
(ADIM<https://designinnovationmanagement.com/adim2019/>) Conference
2019, which operates as a platform for knowledge creation, collaboration
and advancement across a diverse range of Design Innovation and Design
Management discipline areas.

In Track 5g: "Design with Foresight: Strategic Anticipation in Design
Research <https://designinnovationmanagement.com/adim2019/track-5-g/>",
we invite research that explores design practice cases presenting
significant integration or effective processes of strategic foresight in
constructing a stakeholders perspective on capability development and
the transformation of design, which is ever more extending its reach
beyond the object into areas such as e.g. Design for Social Change, and
Design Policy.

Specifically, we will seek advanced cases and emerging practices
demonstrating futures thinking and strategic foresight in Design and
Innovation Management in handling environmental (macro-business)
uncertainty, especially where deeper or longer-term anticipation has
proven effective in radical or unexpected design-led innovation. This
track seeks to address, but is not limited to the following questions:

- What role can strategic foresight play in enhancing design

- Does strategic foresight in design boost innovation performance? And
under which conditions?

- What are cases that have transformed individual experiences,
frameworks and perspectives into a shared, understandable, and
transmittable area of insight into the future.

- How to counteract cognitive barriers and enhance foresight capacities?

- Can foresight yield the early discovery of radical innovations with
future impact?

The conference attracts speakers and attendees from across the globe,
including recognised industry professionals, international scholars and
emerging researchers operating in the creative, commercial and service
industries. We also encourage you to share this invite to relevant
researchers/practitioners with interests in this topic; please note the
submission deadline is 29 January, 2019.


Call for papers - DESIGN & DEMOCRACY TRACK  @Design Innovation
Management Conference 2019

Call for Papers

Submit relevant papers for double-blind peer-review by 29th January 2019


Virginia Tassinari, Assistant Professor LUCA School of Arts, Belgium
Ezio Manzini, ELISABA, Spain
Liesbeth Huybrechts, University of Hasselt, Belgium
Maurizio Teli, Aalborg University, Denmark


The issue of design and democracy is an urgent and rather controversial
one. Democracy has always been a core theme in design research, but in
the past years it has shifted in meaning. The current discourse in
design research that has been working in a participatory way on common
issues in given local contexts, has developed an enhanced focus on
rethinking democracy. This is the topic of some recent design
conferences, such PDC2018, Nordes2017 and DRS2018, and of the DESIS
Philosophy Talk #6 Regenerating Democracy?
from which this track originates. To reflect on the role and
responsibility of designers in a time where democracy in its various
forms is often put at risk seems an urgent matter to us. The concern for
the ways in which the democratic discourse is put at risk in many
different parts of the word is registered outside the design community
(for instance by philosophers such as Noam Chomsky), as well as within
(see for instance Manzinis and Margolins call Design Stand Up
(http://www.democracy-design.org). Therefore, the need to articulate a
discussion on this difficult matter, and to find a common vocabulary we
can share to talk about it. One of the difficulties encountered for
instance when discussing this issue, is that the word democracy is
understood in different ways, in relation to the traditions and contexts
in which it is framed. Philosophically speaking, there are diverse
discourses on democracy that currently inspire design researchers and
theorists, such as Arendt, Dewey, Negri and Hardt, Schmitt, Mouffe,
Rancire, Agamben, Rawls, Habermas, Latour, Gramsci, whose positions on
this topic are very diverse. How can these authors guide us to further
articulate this discussion? In which ways can these philosophers support
and enrich designs innovation discourses on design and democracy, and
guide our thinking in addressing sensitive and yet timely questions,
such as what design can do in what seems to be dark times for democracy,
and whether design can possibly contribute to enrich the current
democratic ecosystems, making them more strong and resilient?


Submit relevant papers for double-blind peer-review by 29th January 2019

Notification of accepted papers - 12th March

Deadline for final versions - 16th April

All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

Full papers should be between 5000 and 6000 words in length excluding
abstract and references using the initial blind full paper template that
can be downloaded below. Both British English and American English are

We welcome any research approach or type of paper including conceptual,
empirical and critical literature reviews. However, we expect high
standards of scholarship in terms of establishing context, explicating
the methods of inquiry, and reporting the results that may aid other

If you are a single author, then you can submit only ONE paper. If a
paper is co-authored, then you can submit as many papers as you have
co-authors. The lead presenter will need to change for each of the
different papers. For example, if Author A and B have co-written a paper
titled Paper BA which has been accepted and Author A also has an
accepted the single author paper titled Paper A, then Author B will
present the paper titled Paper AB and Author A will present on the paper
titled Paper A. It is important that both authors register for ADIM

Please download the initial Paper Template for blind submission:


If you require the paper template formatted in an earlier version of
Microsoft Word, please contact us via email at this
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Author(s) names should NOT be identified in the abstract or the body of
the submitted paper. The full papers must be previously unpublished.

For any questions please contact the conference organisers via this
email address:
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All full papers including abstracts will need to be submitted via our
conference management system.

At least one author of nay accepted papers must attend the conference
and present their work.


A Special Issue journal will be dedicated with select papers taken from
the conference. These papers will be selected after a further
double-blind review process.


The proceedings will be submitted for indexing on Google Scholar, CPCI

18-21 June 2019 - Exploring the Real World of Design in the Digital
Economy: ADIM2019 London


John Knight, Aalto University, Finland
Chirryl-Lee Ryan, Idean, US
Francesca Tassistro, Avanade,Italy
Arne van Oosterom, Design Thinkers Group, Netherlands
Joyce Yee, University of Northumbria, UK
Daniel Fitton, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Louise Valentine, University of Dundee, UK
Satu Miettinen, University of Lapland, Finland

Submit relevant papers for double-blind peer-review by 29th January 2019


This track explores current trends, collaborations, theories and
practices in digital design both now and in the future. We welcome full
paper submissions from practitioners and academics on the following

- Reflections on current industry practice, including real-world
examples of applied design methods, methodologies, agile and lean ways
of working and cross-disciplinarity between digital designers and other

- Understanding industrys needs in terms of current and future digital
design skills, capabilities and competencies including the adoption, use
and trajectory of digital tools;

- Theoretical and practice-based accounts and challenges to existing
digital practices in the broadest sense and specifically relating to
user experience and service design;

- Explorations on the role that design plays, within tactical and
strategic end-to-end digital product and service production and
consumption; and

- Studies relating to the digital economy, with a specific focus on
opportunities and threats to design theory and practice; and

- Future oriented studies that provide insights into how digital data
might transform practice, outcomes and methods within the digital


The growing area of digital design is underpinned by the growth of the
broader digital economy. This is where Design Thinking transmutes from
intellectual possibility to social and economic capital and where
traditional notions of design practice, applied to the consumption of
immutable products and services is disrupted. The implications of these
radical changes need the full focus from the design community in order
to ensure that we align education, research and practice to the
trajectory of the digital economy.

As well as having relevance to the wider world, the digital context of
design is also critical in shaping practice. This context goes far
beyond accounting for the unique characteristics of digital materials
and includes how, why, where and when design is done. For example, the
tools and processes used to turn digital material into tangible products
and services are distinctively different from traditional design

Understanding the present, will form the basis of defining the necessary
foundations for developing solutions to the future. This future
orientation includes how design education and industry practice might
evolve and also align more productively than at present. To do this,
examples, cases, reflections and explorations of pertinent theoretical
and practice-based work is sought to help define, develop and explore.


Deadline to submit full papers - 29th January 2019

1] Download the Blind Paper Template:

2] Register on ConfTool: https://www.conftool.org/adim2019/

3] Upload your final PDF and Word file onto ConfTool

Notification of accepted papers - 12th March

Deadline for final versions - 16th April


Full papers should be between 5000 and 6000 words in length excluding
abstract and references using the initial blind full paper template that
can be downloaded below. Both British English and American English is
accepted. We welcome any research approach or type of paper including
conceptual, empirical and critical literature reviews. However, we
expect high standards of scholarship within the papers. In terms of
establishing context, explicating the methods of inquiry, and reporting
results that may aid other researchers.

If you are single author, then you can submit only ONE paper. If a paper
is co-authored, then you can submit as many papers as you have the
co-authors. A lead presented will need to change for each of the
different papers. For example, an Author A co-written a paper titled
Paper AB has been accepted as well as the Author As single authored
paper titled Paper A. Then Author B will lead the presentation on a
paper titled Paper AB and the Author A will present paper titled Paper

Author names should NOT be identified in the abstract or the body of the
submitted paper. The full papers must be previously unpublished.

At least one author of accepted papers must attend the conference and
present their work.

Special Journal Issue

A Special Issue journal will be dedicated to selected papers from the
conference. Papers will be selected after a further double-blind review

Conference Proceedings Indexing

The proceedings will be submitted for indexing on Google Scholar, CPCI

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18-21 June 2019 - Call for papers: Re-Designing Health Track at the ADIM
Conference, London

Call for Papers: Design Innovation Management Conference

Re-Designing Health: Transforming Systems, Practices and Care

Submission deadline is January 29, 2019.

Track 1b: Re-Designing Health: Transforming Systems, Practices and Care

There is growing recognition of the increasing complexity faced by
healthcare systems; critical issues and challenges include ageing
populations, chronic diseases, growing drug ineffectiveness, and lack of
access to comprehensive services (to name only a few examples).
Concurrently design thinking, methods and practices are increasingly
recognized as a means of addressing complex, multi-levelled and systemic

The Re-Designing Health: Transforming Systems, Practices and Care track
session brings together academics that are working inand acrossareas of
design, medicine and health. Employing design methods, practices, and
thinking to address a range of healthcare challengesfrom individual
product to large-scale policythis track provides a forum for
researchers, practitioners, students, and designers to provide evidence
for this relationship, document challenges and successes and to provide
theoretical and practical models for healthcare and design to work
collaboratively to address complex healthcare problems.

We look to identify and build research capacity to help address the
complex and significant challenges faced by society in the 21st century
and to chart new opportunities for the discipline of design. This track
looks for submissions that deal broadly with notions of design and
health and document a variety of practices, proposals and ideas.


9-11 October 2019 - DeSForM 2019 | Beyond Intelligence

11th International Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston


DeSForM | Beyond Intelligence is dedicated to presenting the latest
research in the fields of design and technology.

DeSForM (Design and Semantics of Form and Movement) seeks to present
current research into the nature, character and behavior of emerging
typologies of connected and intelligent objects within adaptive systems.

In its 11th edition, we challenge design scholars to start thinking
beyond designing for and with intelligence embedded into single
artifacts, to broaden their focus and start addressing designing for
distributed, hyperconnected, and complex intelligent ecosystems, and how
their meaning, experience, and ethics can be approached in this new

Submissions should be focused on one or more of the following themes. In
addition to these topics, contributions addressing the general
conference interests (i.e. designing meanings, semantics and aesthetics
of smart, dynamic and interactive artifacts) are also accepted.

- Experiencing Complexity

- Interacting with New Intelligences

- Societal Impacts + Design Ethics

- Future Roles of Designers


March 1, 2019 : Submission deadline

May 1, 2019: Notification of acceptance

May 31, 2019: Camera-ready version

October 9-11, 2019: Conference at MIT, Boston


We invite authors to submit high-quality, previously unpublished,
original contributions that explore one or more conference topics.
Submitted papers (both full and short) will be assessed through a
double-blind review process and accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings.

Contributions can fall into one of the following categories:

- Full papers (Oral presentation)

Full papers should be up to twelve pages (including references) and
should present theoretical research, novel frameworks or
research-through-design projects addressing the conference topics.
Accepted papers will be given a 20-minute presentation slot at the

- Short papers (Demonstration + Poster)

Short papers should be up to six pages (including references). Short
papers should describe actual design or art projects, which will be
presented through live demos and posters during the conference. Authors
of short papers are also encouraged to provide in their papers a link to
download media demonstrating their results, whether images, videos, or
other media types. All content should be anonymized for double-blind


If you have further questions about DeSForM19, please contact
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Call For Papers: Sustainable Fashion
Journal Call For Papers: Sustainable Fashion

The International Society For Sustainable Fashion invite ongoing
submissions of articles and papers worldwide on all aspects of
sustainable fashion to be published in the official peer reviewed

Articles are usually 3000-5000 words. Please use the Harvard referencing
system and include a 60 word biography. Submit online-
www.sustainable-fashion-society.org/journal.html or email
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If your university department or institution library would like a
ongoing subscription to a sustainable fashion journal it is included in
the ISSF membership price and is a cost effective price for
institutions. https://www.sustainable-fashion-society.org/join.html


Sustainability - Call for papers on The Future of Design for
Sustainability, guest editors Prof Tracy Bhamra & Dr Garrath Wilson,
Loughborough University, UK. Papers can be submitted up until 31st May

Design for sustainability is not the panacea we hoped it would be when
it was first introduced in the latter part of the 20th century. Today,
the health of both our environment and our societies is at a critical
state, at a breaking point, with piecemeal solutions offered as
social-media-friendly rallying points, such as the recent European
Parliament-approved ban on single-use plastics, whilst fundamental, and
arguably less exciting, issues such as loss of biodiversity,
overpopulation, and climate change are shuffled to the back.

It can be argued that the awareness of the concept of sustainability and
the need to reduce our negative impact upon the environment and society
has grown significantly and, consequently, has moved up the global
agenda. This is evidenced by the 2015 United Nations Climate Change
Conference; however, it is clear that the role of design for
sustainability within this agenda is not providing the solutions
necessary to manifest the level of change required. Traditional
approaches are not working.

This Special Issue of Sustainability is seeking papers that push the
frontier of what design for sustainability could beand possibly should
beacross the broad spectrum of design disciplines, including product
design, user experience design, service design, etc. In particular, we
invite manuscripts that question and offer alternatives to the current
thinking, strategies, and directions.


SED 2019 - Call 2019: Initiate, sustain, expand

The value of socially engaged practices in social change Socially
Engaged Design Conference (SED) is a two-day event that discusses how
researchers and practitioners propose and implement solutions to tackle
contemporary societal issues. SED 2 will explore the role of art and
design in driving social change. Under the umbrella theme of socially
engaged practices through the arts and design (current and future) the
speakers will present and debate their stance on political theories,
democracy, the actual impact of socially engaged practices, social
cities and co-design.

Submission of Abstracts: 11 January 2019


01 / Art, Design & Politics

Art and design can be used, as political instruments in the form of
activism or, as a medium to discuss possible or better futures. Politics
itself can also be understood as a form of design, since it involves
planning, decision-making and law-devising. What are the practices and
issues related to public space, democracy, equality and participation
and how can activist art and design influence the fields of democracy
and participation? What is the role of socially engaged practices in
times of political and cultural crisis?

02 / Socially Engaged Practices & Democracy

Socially engaged practices encourage participation and changes within
communities. Direct engagement is a true democratic model of tangibility
and influence that yields change where it is needed most: the places
where we live. What are the dynamics of socially engaged practices
within the current societal challenges and needs? How can we advance
democratic practice within a local level through socially engaged
practices, and how, through these practices, can we affect democracy in
our everyday lives ? Moreover, how can socially engaged practices
themselves become a democratic practice, when we deal with issues of
co-authorship and co-design?

03 / The future of Socially Engaged Practices

Our design choices and practices were and are reflected in our society.
Altering and morphing constantly upon the needs and wants of the
ever-evolving cultures we build, maintain and grow. We participate,
collaborate and act. We reconsider everything in search of social
change. Terms such as innovation, future trends, prototyping,
peer-to-peer learning and user-centric thinking constitute the
foundation of the vocabulary associated with transforming systems.

How can we create a system that allows us to tackle the tangible
problems of our society before they become one more representation of
the past? In which direction should socially engaged practices expand to
allow for even more meaningful and sustainable transformation? How can
this field start participating in decision and policy-making at the
highest political and legislative level? Where do Universities, NGOs,
startups and innovative businesses fit into the equation? In short,
where to now for the socially engaged practices?

04 / Social cities

The future of our cities is at the core of discourses taking place on
political, entrepreneurial, legal, academic and professional levels.
Dream cities (resilient, inclusive, accessible, championing equality,
environmentally, technologically and financially sustainable) are high
on the political agenda. Although some urbanised clusters are perceived
as successful social environments, others struggle to be friendly to
their inhabitants and to offer a balanced social experience.

Within this framework, can we as socially engaged practitioners propose
fresh, imaginative, financially viable and inclusive objectives and
processes to truly support a wholesome lifestyle and propel the quality
of our livelihood? Solutions that, will include citizens in their making
and, will not only allow the progression of a city (in historical,
infrastructural or financial terms) but also respect the unexpected
results of their originators? Can we fulfil these goals and still place
emphasis on small-scale change, and preserve the idiosyncrasies of
everyday life? Or are we at risk of weakening the distinctiveness of our
cities, diminishing diversity and increasing the privatisation of public
space in pursuit of all of the above?

Important dates

Submission of Abstracts: 11 January 2019

Reviews to authors: 12 April 2019

Submission of Workshop proposals: 3 May 2019

Notification to accepted Workshops: 26 July 2019

Camera Ready Short and Full Papers: 13 September 2019

Submission guidelines

Papers will be selected through a double blind peer review process.
Authors of accepted papers will need to attend and present their work at
SED 2 Conference in Limassol, Cyprus. The selected papers may be
published in the conference proceedings.

Socially Engaged Design Conference (SED) does not make any financial
commitment to the speaker, such as paying a fee or reimbursing travel
and accommodation expenses.

Authors of successful papers will be notified by the Organising
Committee via email on 12 April 2019.

Selection criteria

Abstracts will be evaluated and selected based on their relevance to the
conference thematics, quality, significance of contribution, originality
and clarity.

Abstracts: 500 words

Full formal academic paper: 5000 words, including references

Short research paper: 3000 words, including references.

For any queries contact:

The organising committee: [log in to unmask]

6 August 2019 - Design Culture & Somaesthetics Conference 2019 in

The Doctoral School of Moholy-Nagy University of Art&Design, Budapest
and the Hungarian Forum of Somaesthetics warmly invites you to the
Design Culture and Somaesthetics Conference 2019:

Conference Venue: Moholy-Nagy University of Art&Design, Budapest

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Richard Shusterman, Professor of Philosophy and English, Dorothy F.
Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities, and Director for Body, Mind
and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. Initiatior of somaesthetic

Guy Julier, Professor of Design Leadership at Aalto University,
Helsinki. Former Principal Research Fellow in Contemporary Design and
Professor of Design Culture at the University of Brighton/Victoria &
Albert Museum. Author of founding books on design culture studies,
editorial board member of the Journal of Visual Culture and Design and

Patrick Devlieger, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences
at KU Leuven, anthropologist, leading international researcher of
disability studies.


Call For Participation: Design Culture and Somaesthetics 2019 Conference
in dialogue between post-disciplinary fields,

In the recent past, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research has
provided remarkable progress and development within the humanities and
social sciences. The early phase of this development witnessed
preliminary dialogues between separate disciplines and their
representatives who have gathered to discuss common interests. The
initial goal was to understand each other, to recognize common topics of
research. This phase induced productive dialogues but did not lead to
long lasting, organized post-disciplinary projects, let alone
integrative conceptual frameworks.

The latter only started in a second phase, when emerging
post-disciplinary fields began to make suggestions for research
platforms that were more defined and methodologically better founded.
Somaesthetics, initiated by Richard Shusterman, and design culture
studies, initiated by Guy Julier among others, are two among these most
promising new post-disciplines.

Design discourses, practices and products that are constituted in the
synergy of all our senses are the protagonists of design culture studies
that takes design culture as a flow of cultural products produced by
social practices and reflected in cultural discourses. To Juliers mind,
design culture as an object of study includes both the material and
immaterial aspects of everyday life. At the same time, somaesthetics
explores and reconceptualizes the focal point and ultimate reference of
human environments, products, practices and discourses, namely, the
embodied experience. Whereas somaesthetics reflects the pragmatist
understanding of philosophy as a means of improving experience through a
reflective art of living, it defines itself as a tool for designing good
life. According to Shusterman, somaesthetics is the critical,
meliorative study of the experience and the use of ones body as a locus
of sensory-aesthetic appreciation and creative self-fashioning devoted
to the knowledge, discourses and disciplines that structure such somatic
care or can improve it.

Both design culture studies and somaesthetics are interested in
body-mind interactions and both include theory, methodology and practice
alike within their action radius.

The purpose of this conference is to take a step backward and address
design theorists, philosophers, anthropologists, aestheticians, social
scientists, healthcare professionals, technology experts, artists,
designers and educators to discuss the parallel and complementary
possibilities of these post-disciplinary approaches in the spirit of
initial dialogue and pragmatic goodwill in order to create platforms of
fulfilling and fruitful future collaborations.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Somaesthetic aspects of user experience

 Virtual reality, immersive technologies

 Posthumanism, Artificial intelligence and embodiedness

 Human-computer interaction

 Ambient experience design

 Atmospheres in human environments

 Social body and experience society

 Everyday aesthetics

 Object biography, material memory and material engagement

We are expecting original and unpublished articles. A selection of the
papers will be published in the forthcoming issues of the peer-reviewed,
online, academic research journals /The Journal of Somaesthetics/ and
/Pragmatism Today/ or in a volume on somaesthetics and design based on
the conference and published in the Brill series /Studies in

Or submit your proposal(in no more than 300 words with 5 keywords) of a
20-30 minutes presentation to: [log in to unmask]


Call for Papers - Deep Learning for Design
Deep Learning for Engineering Design
A Thematic Collection in the Design Science Journal


Machine learning is generally concerned with the development of
computational systems that can improve their performance of a task with
experience (typically in the form of data). Deep learning is a subset of
machine learning that seeks to improve performance and robustness of
computational systems by imbuing them with the ability to construct
internal representations of the data at varying degrees of abstraction.
Deep neural networks are an increasingly common method within these
broader categories. Over the last decade they have proven particularly
useful for a variety of tasks including image recognition, sparking a
variety of applications to related tasks in design. These have spanned
architecture, mechanical design, product design, and game design.
However, the relationship that these and other applications of deep
learning have to the existing human stakeholders in design needs further
exploration. In what way can deep learning augment or automate the
behaviors of designers? In what way can it allow designers to better
capture and respond to the needs, states, or behaviors of users and
customers? How does deep learning connect to existing theoretical design

The aim of this thematic collection is to bring together leading edge
research that focuses on the intersection of design and deep learning.
Design Science is an archival publication venue that has a
multidisciplinary readership. Since it is an online journal, papers in a
Thematic Collection are published immediately upon acceptance. In
keeping with open access principles, contributors are encouraged to make
relevant software for their submission publicly accessible (e.g., as a
GitHub repository or a Journal of Open-Source Software submission).

The deadline for full submissions is 31 May 2019.

Collection Theme Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following
related to deep learning:

- Automating evaluation, analysis of potential solutions

- Enabling robust yet efficient simulations of complex systems

- Creating rich virtual worlds

- Automating the synthesis of novel solution concepts

- Facilitating intelligent interactive systems via machine learning

- Engaging in human/machine co-creative design

- Leveraging deep learning for improved agent-based systems

- Generating unique design representations afforded by deep learning

Guest Editors

- Christopher McComb, Penn State University ([log in to unmask])

- Kazjon Grace, University of Sydney ([log in to unmask])

- Akin Kazakci, MINES ParisTech ([log in to unmask])

Committed Contributors

- C. Tucker, Latent Space Exploration of Deep Generative Design Models

- G. Williams C. McComb, From Form To Function and Back Again

- Kazakci, M. Cherti, B. Kgl, Digits that are not: Generating new types
through deep neural nets

- N. Manajan, M. Li, J. Menold, C. McComb, Evaluating Human Trust in
Deep Learning

- S. Singaravel and P. Geyer, Interpretation of hidden layer
representation for design decisions

- W. Chen, Z. Boukouvalas, and M. Fuge, Learning Structured Design Space
Representations: Unifying Generative Models of Design via Riemannian

About the Design Science Journal Thematic Collection

The Design Science Journal Thematic Collection is a collection of
articles around a particular theme that appear in the journal typically
within a particular calendar year. Accepted articles submitted within
the deadline go through production and are published online as usual
(one at a time, so there is no delay), but they are are reviewed as
usual, see http://www.designsciencejournal.org/authors/. The Publisher
creates a separate listing and dissemination plan for the collection.
Design Science aims to facilitate communication across diverse fields
and to serve as a bridge across several communities, publishing original
research but with a strong emphasis on accessibility by scholars from a
diversity of disciplines. Design Science articles typically include
comprehensive introductory materials to facilitate such accessibility.
Design Science is a collaboration of The Design Society and Cambridge
University Press.

Dialectic Issue 6 (Sep 2019)

Deadline for submissions: 4 January 2019

2-4 September 2018 - ISIRC 2019: Social Innovation: Local Solutions to
Global Challenges

ISIRC is the worlds leading interdisciplinary social innovation research
conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the
globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. ISIRC
2019 will be hosted by The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health,
Glasgow Caledonian University from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th September
2019. The conference will take place at 200SVS, in the heart of Glasgow
City Centre.

Call for papers is now open

The conference organisers invite abstracts for papers and panel
proposals in the following streams:

- Social innovation & sustainable development

- Social Innovation in Energy Transitions

- Public service provision, co-production and co-creation

- Social innovation & health and well-being

- Communities and resilience

- Public policy & social innovation

- Hybrid models

- Novel ways of measuring social impact

- Growing and scaling social impact

- Social investment and social finance

- Social innovation education

- Technology & social innovation

- Critical perspectives

- Design thinking

- Regional and geographical aspects of social innovation

- Ageing demographic

- Social Innovation and Complexity

- Alternative economic organising for social innovation: Ecologies of
context and relations

- Social Innovation, Employment and Migrants/Refugees and Asylum Seekers

- Open stream

The deadline for paper submissions is 28th February 2019.


1-2 November 2018 - 3rd NERD - Call for contributions

BIRD, Birkhuser Board of International Research in Design, announces 3rd
NERD - New Experimental Research in Design

Venue: Institute Integrative Design, Academy of Art and Design Basel,


Call for Papers: International Journal of Food Design

Special Issue: Materiality between food and design

Full paper due: 1 June 2019


Call for papers

The cross-pollination between the worlds of food and design started when
eating transformed from a purely biological necessity into a cultural
phenomenon. In addition, innovation in the field of food may have a
significant impact on social behaviour. The contribution of design to
the food realm is multifaceted and goes from the material dimension to
the most immaterial one. Design and food interact on several overlapping
layers: material (product), immaterial (culture, experience, sensory)
but also prospective (thought, speculation). In design circles, food has
emerged as an inspiring area of exploration.

One of the most prominent manifestations of designers new fascination
with food is the way designers now consider foodstuffs as a material to
shape along the project process. Food can be transformed into matter
capable of allowing different and exciting relationships between human
and artefact. Not only on the aesthetic level, but also facilitating new
behaviors linked for example to waste reduction.

Like wood, metals and plastics, food is something designers can explore
in the workshop, and experiment with modelling its properties and
qualities. This contemporary approach to matters is changing the
fundamental rules of their development, and today almost everything can
be considered a raw material from which to generate new experiences.
This tendency towards experimentation and tinkering has also
incorporated the food that numerous designers consider an appealing area
to investigate the material world.

This special issue wants to focus on the world of food in its
relationship with the design of materials, inquiring both the role of
materials in shaping the experience of food and vice versa, the food
potential in generating meaningful material experiences.

To give just a few examples of questions that we would like to address:
Could food sources be introduced to the vast world of production
materials? Is it possible for designers to consider the idea of the
edible materials as a viable cultural model for the reduction of waste?

Considering food as a raw material, can it lead to new solutions and the
development of alternative and more sustainable materials? Could we take
into consideration the food aesthetic as a creative element to design
materials? How could it influence the languages and aesthetics of the
materials we are used to? How should designers deal with the
relationship with new and traditional technologies to transform food
into materials (3d printing, growing, low tech forming processes, and so
on)? How have materials influenced the culture of food (preparation,
conservation, fruition) and how have they affected and modified people's
behaviour? Could we consider materials as facilitators and tool makers
(metal and silicone, for example) for cooking and preparing food? Can
materials participate in the staging of food and how? How do the food
and the objects materiality interact in different cultures (in the past,
present, and future)?

We welcome both empirical work and theoretically-informed design case
studies since both are needed to creatively tackle the above and many
other questions in this field, especially those that address the issue
from a cultural and speculative perspective.

Suggested Research Themes:

Possible research themes in the domain of food and materials for design
include, but are not limited to:

- Food as material and material as food (edible materials)

- Circular economies and food waste exploitation

- Growing materials in the domain of food design

- DIY-Materials from food waste

- Cultural reflections and speculative thinking

- New technologies in preparation and presentation, as 3D printing and
augmented reality

Journal background

The International Journal of Food Design (IJFD) is the first academic
journal entirely dedicated to Food Design research and practice. We aim
at creating a platform for researchers operating in the various
disciplines that contribute to the understanding of Food Design: Design
applied to food and eating, or food and eating investigated from a
Design perspective. See


- Call for papers: December 2018

- Submission of full papers: 1 June 2019

- Notification of acceptance: 1 September 2019

- Final version of paper due: 1 October 2019

- Expected publication date: 1 February 2020

Submission of papers:

A double-blind review process will be used for this special issue.

Please check the Notes for Contributors on

You can send your contribution to this Special Issue directly to one of
the guest editors:

dr. Valentina Rognoli Politecnico di Milano, design department, Italy
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dr. Manuela Celi Politecnico di Milano, design department,
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10-13 September 2019 - ECCE 2019 - 31st European Conference on Cognitive
Belfast, Northern Ireland


Due date for all paper submissions: 22 February 2019

Registration is now open at http://ecce2019.eace.net


We are immensely pleased to confirm three world class keynote speakers
for ECCE-2019 in Belfast:

- John McCarthy, University College Cork, speaking on "Nurturing
belonging in design"

- Nadia Berthouze, University College London, speaking on "Look at my
body ... what does it tell you?"

- Alan Dix, Computational Foundry, Swansea University, speaking on
"Cognition as Material: personality prostheses and other stories

ECCE 2019 is the 31st annual conference of the European Association of
Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE). This leading conference in human-computer
interaction, human factors design and cognitive engineering offers an
unparalleled opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to
exchange new ideas and practical experiences from a variety of domains.
In addition to ACM proceedings, best papers will be published in the
Behaviour & Information Technology Journal (Impact Factor =1.380).

Our special theme for ECCE in 2019 is Designing for Cognition.
Interacting with digital technologies, apps, wearables, Internet of
Things can be cognitively and emotionally demanding in our everyday
lives. Now more than ever, we need to consider how Designing for
Cognition can help us engage in and enjoy seamless intuitive
interactions. The theme also involves new ways to understand cognition
when interacting in the wild and to research and evaluate our
interactions across work, home and community, especially considering the
rise of knowledge derived from user data analytics.

ECCE 2019 seeks to encourage dialogue and discussion among participants
about general topics as well as this years special theme. We invite
various types of contributions from researchers and practitioners  long
and short papers  which address the broad spectrum of challenges in
cognitive ergonomics and in the analysis, design, and evaluation of
digital technologies.


Submissions should be made through the EasyChair Reviewing System:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecce2019. See below (under
Submission Categories) for more information about these submissions.

The following topics are of interest to the conference (but is not
limited to):

Affective/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts

Cognitively-orientated human factors

Cognitive science

Cognitive processes in design

Cognitive task analysis and modeling

Collaborative creativity and experience

Collaboration in design teams

Collaboration in end-users and design teams

Decision aiding, information presentation and visualization

Design methods, tools, and methodologies for supporting cognitive tasks

Development of usability evaluation methods

Ecological approaches to human cognition and human-technology

Human error and reliability

Human Factors and simulation

Human-technology interaction in the Internet of Things era

Methods and tools for studying cognitive tasks

Motivational/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts

Motivation, engagement, goal sharing

Resilience and diversity

Trust and control in complex systems

Situation awareness

Usability and User Experience evaluation methods (e.g. in games)

User research concepts, methods, and empirical studies

Human Computer Interaction

Virtual reality

Conversational user interfaces / chatbots

Web design

Graphical user interfaces


All submissions should be written in English and authors should
anonymise their papers. All submissions fulfilling the submission
requirements will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be
published in the conference proceedings, which will be made available to
conference attendees and published in the ACM digital library.

Submissions must follow the SIGCHI Conference Proceedings formatting
guidelines. Microsoft Word Templates will available for Windows and for
Mac in Fall 2018. We will update this page with correct links once the
new templates are available. Detailed formatting instructions, as well
as more sample documents (including LaTeX files) are available on the
2017 ACM Master Article Template page:

See to it that you use the SigConf proceedings template when preparing
your manuscript. If you have any questions regarding the formatting of
your paper, please contact the programme chairs, Maurice Mulvenna
(md.mulvenna [at] ulster.ac.uk) and Raymond Bond (rb.bond [at]

Proposals for panel sessions should be submitted to Maurice Mulvenna,
programme chair: (md.mulvenna [at] ulster.ac.uk).


Long and Short Papers

The size of long papers can be 8 pages at most, including all sections,
references, and possible appendices. The size of short papers can be 4
pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible
appendices. The papers should be anonymised before submitted to
EasyChair in PDF-format.


Submissions can also be demonstrations, where the aim is to show work in
a setting which facilitates open discussion. These sessions are suitable
for authors who wish to present and demonstrate their work, smaller
projects, systems or prototypes in a more interactive and informal
setting during ECCE 2019. Demonstration papers should not exceed 2 pages
(including references), explaining the work to be presented, how it will
be presented, and the relevance of the presentation to conference
attendees. Demonstration proposals should be submitted to Maurice
Mulvenna, programme chair: (md.mulvenna [at] ulster.ac.uk).

Workshop submissions

We strongly encourage researchers to suggest topics for the workshops
taking place on the 10th of September 2019. The suggested topics should
be related to the themes mentioned above (at least to some extent) and
sent to the programme chairs, Maurice Mulvenna (md.mulvenna [at]
ulster.ac.uk) and Raymond Bond (rb.bond [at] ulster.ac.uk).

Submissions to the Doctoral Consortium

We encourage PhD students to submit to the doctoral consortium taking
place on the 10th of September 2019. We have secured two leading experts
to mentor PhD research students at the Doctoral Consortium. Professor
John McCarthy, University College Cork and Dr Julie Doyle, Dundalk
Institute of Technology are experts in experience design and interaction
design, respectively. The submission deadline is the same as the main
paper submission deadline (see above). Submissions should be sent to the
Doctoral Consortium Chairs, Ana Caraban (ana.caraban [at] m-iti.org) and
Sara Tranquada (sara.tranquada [at] m-iti.org). As soon as a student
submits to the consortium he or she is eligible to apply for a limited
number of scholarships covering the conference registration fee. The
application for scholarship should be sent to the Doctoral Consortium
Chairs, Ana Caraban (ana.caraban [at] m-iti.org) and Sara Tranquada
(sara.tranquada [at] m-iti.org). Doctoral Consortium papers can be 4
pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible
appendices. Submissions should provide a summary of the PhD students
work (including aspects such as research context, achievements, future
directions and issues experienced) and a 1-page CV. Submissions must be
in PDF format.

Gary Marsden Student Development Fund

SIGCHI student members (or interested in becoming members) who are
postgraduate students from, and currently based in, developing countries
are eligible to apply to the SIGCHI Gary Marsden Student Development
Fund (that may cover a maximum of 2500 USD, including travel (economy
class flight tickets, ground transportation), accommodation (student
housing if available), and meals during the conference can be covered by
reimbursement), if they have an accepted contribution, or are accepted
as doctoral consortium student, or volunteering of any kind (such as
student volunteer) for the conference. See ECCE-2019 website for more
information on how to apply.


22 February 2019, 5 pm (BST): Deadline for all Paper, Doctoral
Consortium, Poster, Workshop and Demo submissions

03 May 2019: Author notification

31 May 2019, 5pm (BST): Camera-ready version of all accepted

01 July 2019, 5pm (BST): Early registration deadline

10 September 2019: ECCE 2019 Doctoral Consortium and Workshops

11-13 September 2019: ECCE 2019 Conference

Submissions should be made through the EasyChair Reviewing System:


One author per accepted paper is required to register and attend the
conference to guarantee publication in the proceedings.


The conference will take place at Ulster Universitys Belfast Campus, in
the heart of Belfast city centre, and will be hosted by Ulster
University. The venue is in close proximity to many hotels, restaurants,
and bars.

Did you know, Game of Thrones is filmed in Northern Ireland  why not
take the tour (http://www.gameofthronestours.com/)? If youre interested
in ship building, you can visit the worlds largest Titanic attraction

Belfast is well connected with 2 airports, and given the conference
venue is located in the city centre, the attractions and facilities are
within walking distance. See www.visitbelfast.com for more information.
Visitors also commonly travel via Dublin Airport, where there is a
regular direct shuttle to Belfast city centre.


Tuesday 10 September 2019: Doctoral Consortium & Workshops

Wednesday-Friday 11-13 September 2019: Main conference


28-30 August 2019 - Special Session RGS-IBG 2019 "Creative Economies in
Africa: new research and policy perspectives": CALL FOR PAPERS

We would like to invite you to contribute to a special session on
Creative Economies in Africa: new research and policy perspectives as
part of the nextRGS-IBG Annual International Conferencein London (28- 30
August 2019). The detailed call for paper is here below.

If you are interested in submitting a research paper or a policy case
study, please email the following information(TITLE of paper, AUTHOR(S)
and ABSTRACT)by the31st January [log in to unmask] For
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In recent years there has been a growing interest in the role that
cultural and creative industries (CCIs) play in the Global South- in
terms of their economic contribution and connections to social change
and cultural engagement (UNESCO, 2013). To contribute to this field and
to support related policy agendas, this special session aims to bring
together international researchers and policy makers engaged with
understanding or developing creative economies in Africa. It aims to
engage with the following research questions: what role can CCIs play in
the development of African countries? What challenges and opportunities
emerge with the development of CCIs in Africa? What role can policy
(national and international) play in this context? The session (or
sessions) will also feature a discussant to enable critical reflection
on current research and policy initiatives. To explore these questions
in greater detail, this session welcomes papers from diverseconceptual,
empirical and geographical perspectives which engage with the following
and related themes:

- The role of education and career development opportunities for CCIs
practitioners in Africa;

- The interconnection between creative and social economies in Africa

- The adoption and adaption of creative cities frameworks across African

- The role of geography and mobilities in the development of CCIs in

- The emergence of co-working and networks to facilitate CCIs

- The roles and functions of various intermediaries in supporting CCIs
in Africa;

- The role of policy (national and international) in supporting CCIs

- Connections between cultural and creative industries and youth
employment and work;

- Connections between Africa and other countries in relation to CCIs via
collaborations or policy transfer.

The special session builds on the work of an AHRC funded research
networkhttp://www.creative-economy-africa.org.uk. The session aims to
contribute to a better understanding of the creative economies in
African countries and to explore strategies to encourage and enable
sustainable context-specific cultural, social and economic development.
The papers and authors will be invited to share findings via the project
blog and website or contribute to an edited book and policy report.
Special Session organisers:Dr Roberta Comunian, Readerin Creative
Economy, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, Kings
College London.Dr. Brian J. Hracs, Lecturer in Human Geography,
Geography and Environment, University of Southampton

18-19 July 2019 - TRACEY Drawing Research Network Conference

Embodied Drawing Call for Papers

Conveners: Drawing Research Group, Loughborough University

The conference aims to explore the notion of embodied drawing. By
embodied drawing we suggest that embodied could be synonymous with the
act of drawing, that drawing is an act of embodiment. As such, the
making of a mark expands to become an act of mediation. Yet if all
bodies are mediat(ing)ed, they too mark the skins and surfaces of other
bodies in the briefest immediacies  in traces of gesture, events, at and
through the borderline. A curious folding of/with materiality  a
drawing. And as drawing expands there come lines of flight and queer
becomings: of further technological mediations, prostheses, computer
augmented realities, boundary-making practices that offer up new forms
of embodiment, of bodies yet to be named, without outline. And so we
ask; what does it mean to have a body? What can they do? What can be

The conference aims to provide a space for discussion, dissemination and
the exchange of knowledge and suggests the following as starting points
in the discussion, as possible themes, as prompts and as provocations:

- How can a body situate sensation through/in drawing?

- How can drawing be expanded to explore sound, movement, duration, and
wider fields?

- How can subjectivity and personal social/ethical commitment be
produced through body-mediated drawing acts?

- How can gender be enacted through the material-semiotic practices of

- Can a computer be embodied/does an algorithm possess a body/ is it a

The conveners would like to invite proposals for either a 20-minute
presentation or a two-hour workshop from practitioners, theorists and
practitioner-researchers, which aim to generate debate around the
concept of embodied drawing. Please email your proposals to Tina Harvey
[log in to unmask] including DRN 2019 Conference Abstract in the
subject line.

Deadline: Friday 1st February 2019

Please include the following information:

Institutional Affiliation (if appropriate)
50-word biography
250-word proposal

5 May 2019 - ACM CHI workshop

Workshop Abstract:

The HCI community is experiencing a resurgence of interest in the
ethical, social, and political dimensions of HCI research and practice.
Despite increased attention to these issues is not always clear that our
community has the tools or training to adequately think through some of
the complex issues that these commitments raise. In this workshop, we
will explore the creative use of HCI methods and concepts such as design
fiction or speculative design to help anticipate and reflect on the
potential downsides of our technology design, research, and
implementation. How can these tools help us to critique some of the
assumptions, metaphors, and patterns that drive our field forward? Can
we, by intentionally adopting the personas of would-be evil-doers, learn
something about how better to accomplish HCI for Good?


This full-day workshop will take place Sunday May 5, 2019 in Glasgow
Scotland as part of the 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in
Computing Systems <https://chi2019.acm.org/>.

Submission Guidelines:

Potential participants should submit a 2-4 page interest statement in
the ACM extended abstract format. Please email proposals to
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> by February 12, 2019. We
seek participants from a wide range of disciplinary and personal
backgrounds, creativity encouraged!

This statement should articulate a negative use or potential misuse of a
technology; ideally focusing on technologies that are emerging now and
that are relevant to the HCI community. You may present this statement
using various forms including, but not limited to, design fictions,
short stories, description of the authors experiences with the negative
consequences of HCI technologies, or concept art with a supporting
narrative. We would also accept statements that discuss methodologies
for articulating and presenting negative impacts and uses of technology
in provocative and pedagogical manners. In the workshop, feedback will
be given on the affordances and limits of certain presentation styles
including a collective review on how to make them most relevant to
designers, technologists, and academics.

Authors will be invited to participate in the workshop based on the
originality and quality of their statements and their potential to
contribute to a productive discussion. Workshop organizers will
coordinate pre-workshop peer commentary, such that each participant will
receive detailed feedback from at least two other participants on their
own submission during the workshop.


More details at: http://chi4evil.wordpress.com

Contact Robert Soden: [log in to unmask]



[this may be of primary interest to UK academics - ed.]

Research England publishes first KEF documents ahead of consultation

Research England has published three documents that will help higher
education institutions (HEIs) prepare for the upcoming consultation on
the future Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF).

The first report,Summary of KEF call for evidence responses, summarises
the key points that have emerged from evidence submitted to Research
England on suitable approaches to  and data to use in  the KEF. This
call for evidence, issued in December 2017, sought suggestions on how to
make sure the KEF compares HEIs in a fair and meaningful way, what data
could be used to inform the KEF, and how KEF metrics should be
visualised in an accessible and useful way. The second report,KEF
Cluster Analysis Report, includes an initial cluster analysis of English
HEIs that will inform the development of KEF metrics. Research England
will further develop this analysis, including manually assigning some
universities to different clusters ahead of the consultation,
particularly where a cluster contains a small number of HEIs. Finally, a
technical note,KEF Technical Note, describes the role of other sources
of UK Research and Innovation data in the development of the KEF.

Research Englands Director of Knowledge Exchange, Alice Frost, said:

There has been a great deal of work going on behind the scenes at
Research England and in collaboration with our stakeholders, including
groups chaired by Professor Richard Jones of the University of Sheffield
and Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, Professor Trevor McMillan, to
develop the KEF since the call for evidence in December 2017. Its
essential we get a broad range of views to ensure the KEF is a useful
tool for universities and users. We hope this information will give an
indication of the direction of travel and help HEIs prepare for the
consultation. The consultation on the KEF will open towards the end of
2018 and close in early 2019.

At the same time as the consultation launch, Research England will
publish David Sweeneys advice to the Minister of State for Universities,
Science, Research and Innovation on the development of the KEF, together
with the ministers response. A technical advisory group for the KEF,
chaired by Professor Richard Jones of the University of Sheffield,
advised David Sweeney on the development of the KEF metrics approach.

Research England is working with various other organisations to develop
the KEF, including the Office for Students, universities, learned
societies,PraxisAuril, theNational Centre for Universities and Business
(NCUB), the devolved funding councils and executive bodies, and other
UKRI councils.

Futurescan 4: Valuing Practice 23rd  24th January 2019 University of
Bolton, UK


Fashion and textiles practice intersects traditional processes and
innovative technologies. Tacit knowledge acquired through hand skills,
making, utilising equipment and working with processes is fundamental to
developing understanding. Although practical learning is valued, the
teaching of creative and making subjects is under threat in formal
education. Within the fashion and textile industries there are skills
shortages. Heritage crafts risk being lost as digital technologies and
automation impact upon future generations.

The Association of Fashion & Textile Courses (FTC) forthcoming
conference Futurescan 4: Valuing Practice, provides an international
forum for the dissemination of research, creative practice and pedagogy
surrounding fashion and textiles. Contributions from established and
early career researchers, postgraduates, practitioners, makers and
educators will be presented under the following topics:

Valuing Artisan Skills, Drawing and Making Learning from History,
Tradition and Industry Collaborating and Cross-disciplinary Working
Integrating and Connecting Digital Technologies Designing Responsibly
and Working Sustainably Promoting Diversity, Employability and Community
Investigating Creative Processes and Pedagogy

The conference will include keynote speaker presentations, full papers
(20-minute presentations), short papers (10-minute presentations) and an
exhibition of practice-based work.


Karen Nicol Textile Designer/Artist, Honorary Fellow Royal College of
Art, Artist in Residence De Montfort University

Lou Dalton Menswear Designer, Founder Creative Director of Lou Dalton

Anne Boddington Professor Design Innovation, Pro Vice Chancellor
Research, Business & Innovation, Kingston University; REF2021 Sub Panel
Chair for Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory


Climate Futures, Design and the Just Transition: Symposium

Now Available online

Just to let you know we have now archived all two days of our recent
symposium on Climate Futures, Design and the Just Transition. You can
watch the full symposium here at your leisure:


You can read the position paper here:



The Design Philosophy Reader Edited by Anne-Marie Wills

Order your inspection copy today

What is Design Philosophy, why is it needed, what can it do and where is
it going? Assembling key classic and contemporary writings in one
volume, The Design Philosophy Reader answers these vital questions
and offers insights that can potentially change the way you think and
practice design.

The reader comprises eight thematic sections, each featuring a short
introduction and an annotated bibliography. It considers social,
graphic, product and industrial design, and presents the writings of
such leading design thinkers and philosophers as Deleuze and Heidegger,
Aristotle and Plato. With texts ranging from philosophically informed
writing on design and culture, to ancient and contemporary philosophy
which addresses the concept of design, this is a pioneering work that
interrogates the meaning, role and future of Design Philosophy.

Anne-Marie Willis is Visiting Professor of Architecture and the Built
Environment at the University of Adelaide, Australia and editor of
Design Philosophy Papers at The Studio at the Edge of the World.

Read the intro

Request inspection copy

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Subject: In Pursuit of Luxury, Release of the Special Issue Journal of
the Design, Business & Society

We are pleased to announce the release of the In Pursuit of Luxury,
Special Issue Journal of the Design, Business & Society and we are
delighted that Chris Berry wrote the foreword for the journal.

After the great success of the 2018 In Pursuit of Luxury Conference in
Cape Town, South Africa, we will be announcing the call for papers for
the 2020 In Pursuit of Luxury conference soon.

If you would like more information on the 4th conference in this series,
then please do get in touch.


13-15 February 2019 - Designing Out Crime iDOC2019, Perth

Are you interested in using Design to reduce crime and terrorism?

Do you know that designs that facilitate crime or implicitly encourage
crime can result in financial and legal liabilities for designers and
sponsors? (Similar to liabilities for health and safety risks)

Are you interested in using design to support privacy of individuals and
control over their own lives?

Professional use of Design Out Crime and Crime Prevention Through
Environmental Design (CPTED) methods is rapidly becoming a significant
factor in design, and for reducing liability from crime risks due to

With the rapid uptake of intelligent devices, Smart Cities, the
increasingly digital nature of life, transition to 24 hour cities, the
use of real-time big data, advanced transport and communication systems
(including autonomous vehicles), and the design of environments to
counter-terrorism, the methods employed in Design Out Crime and CPTED
are rapidly evolving.

If you are not up to date with the evolution of Design Out Crime and
CPTED approaches we suggest you attend the iDOC2019 International Design
Out Crime and CPTED conference.

The iDOC2019 International Design Out Crime and CPTED conference, 13-15
Feb 2019, Perth, Western Australia provides:

- Expert information on current CPTED practices for designers in all

- New directions in CPTED

- Expert guidance on using CPTED in night-time economy environments -
New criminological research, Machine Learning and Big Data analyses
linking crime and Design

- Planning and designing the environment for counter-terrorism

- Planning and Landscape design for event environment

- Training and workshops on Design Out Crime and CPTED topics.

iDOC2019 is the major regional International CPTED Society conference 
for 2019.

Who should attend?

- Everyone in all fields of Design and Design Research who an interest
in improving the essential inclusion of crime prevention into design
practices and outcomes.

- All those in Design interested in minimizing their legal and financial
liabilities due to crime risks associated design decisions.

iDOC2019 is jointly organized by the Edith Cowan University Sellenger
Centre, the International CPTED Association and the Design Out Crime and
CPTED Centre.

The iDOC2019 conference will be held in Perth which is delightfully warm
and close to Indian ocean beaches and to many easily accessible areas of
outstanding natural beauty including whale watching and swimming with
the Ningaloo Whale Sharks. It is also close to large night life area,
historic Fremantle, wine regions of Margaret River and good surfing.

I would be very grateful if you would forward this email to your
colleagues who may be interested in attending and or presenting.

And, if you have useful experience in using CPTED and Design Out Crime
that you can share with others, we welcome submission of presentations.


International Journal of Islamic Architecture 8.1 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that the International Journal of Islamic
Architecture 8.1 is now available.




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