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DESIGN RESEARCH NEWS/ Volume 24/ Number 2/ Mar2019/
o Calls - Journals
o Calls - Conferences
o DRN search
o Contributing to DRN
Please note the short dates on some announcements below. My apologies to
those who notified me of events whose dates unfortuntely expired before
this issue could be put togeher and sent.
A slight change of format this month, but same curated content, same focus
on the global design research community with calls for journals and
conferences, and other topical announcements.
- David Durling
2-5 September 2019 - REMINDER - IASDR2019: DESIGN REVOLUTIONS - Manchester
International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference 2019
Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
We are proud to invite you to participate in the International Association
of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference 2019 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. There are 10
tracks to explore the conference theme: Change, Learning, Living, Making,
People, Technology, Thinking, Value, Voices and Open. Full track details
are provided below.
There are four ways to participate in the conference:
- Full Paper(4000-5000 words) to be presented at the conference. Selected
paper will be published in the conference proceedings. Deadline 03 April
- Short Papers(2000-2500 words) to be presented either as a short oral
presentations or poster display at the conference. Deadline 12 April 2019
- Workshops(90 minutes or 3 hours) proposals (1000 words). Deadline 12
- Paper reviewer: Please e-mail us at [log in to unmask] if you would like
to become a paper reviewer
IASDR 2019 is organised under 10 parallel tracks that reflect the breadth
and opportunities of the norm, the now and the new of design research:
- Change Design continually evolves as it responds to the context in
which it operates. It spans boundaries and is shaped by disruptions be
they political, ideological or conceptual. What forms of change should
design embrace and who are the thought leaders that are instigating change?
What new business models and modes of operation should design support? How
should design transition from the now to the new?
- Learning Design is inherently a learning process that supports
creativity to transform current situations to preferred ones. While
creativity is considered critical in education, is design being eclipsed by
STEM subjects? How should we respond to the current challenges presented in
education? What ways can design enhance learning experiences? How should
design nurture creativity towards new ways of learning?
- Living Design surrounds us by shaping way we live through our
consumption of products, the services we use and the cities we inhabit. It
impacts the environment, health and wellbeing of all. What vision of living
should design suggest? How should design be used to enhance our lives and
the environment? How should design improve the way we approach
sustainability and the circular economy? How can design enhance the urban
- Making Design and making are intrinsically linked, be it through the
use of the hand or the machine. The creative possibilities of materials and
processes have long been harnessed by designers to innovate. What models of
production, fabrication and modification are going to shape the future? How
are materials shaping design and how are designers shaping materials? Is
the democratisation of making a positive of negative issue for design?
- People Understanding human behaviour, and just as importantly
misbehaviour, provides opportunities to design collaboratively for, and
with, people. By enabling social and cultural dimensions to be considered,
design can connect to the needs of citizens today and in the future. Why
are people important to design? How will co-design and co-production models
evolve in the next decade? What social dimensions in society can design
embrace and why?
- Technology From digital automation to machine learning and artificial
intelligence to the Internet of Things, the technology landscape that
design needs to engage with is become increasingly complex. Long gone are
the days when design was able to humanising technology without engaging
with other disciplines. How can design support the 4th industrial
revolution? What is the role of design in discovering new technology? How
should design connect technology and humans? How can design and creativity
unlock the potential of digital technologies?
- Thinking The concept of design thinking has become ubiquitous within
the design, business and innovation fields. While designers are able to
consider complex and often competing demands, the nature of how they think
when doing so is less understood. What are the relationships between
thinking and doing in design? Can thinking by, for or through design
address societal challenges and unlock innovation?? Has design thinking
passed its sell by date or is it still a valuable proposition?
- Value Communicating the relationship between design and business has
long been a challenge for design. While design is recognised as a driver
for innovation, design has long been seen as a cost rather than an
investment. How can design be effectively managed to maximise its economic
value? What evidence is needed to justify the place of design at the board
level? How will new models of design shape innovation thinking?
- Voices Design is global and multicultural yet debates have for a long
time biased particular mindsets, ideologies and philosophies. While there
are voices that claim that design is inclusive, realities have tended to
support existing notions of power and hierarchal socio-political systems.
How can design become more inclusive, ethical and sustainable? Has the time
come for the decolonisation of design? What are the ethical challenges that
design must address and how should they address it?
- Open Design Revolutions is about the novel and the new so we encourage
out of the box thinking, so challenge conventions and probe the norm. What
are the critical debates in design research? How should design research
engage with other disciplines and what new forms of inter- and
multi-disciplinarity will emerge? Who are the key thinkers and doers in
design and why? What is revolutionary thinking in design research?
23-24 September 2019 - Third Call For Paper: EKSIG2019, 23-24 September
2019, Tallinn, Estonia
EKSIG 2019: KNOWING TOGETHER EXPERIENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND COLLABORATION
International Conference of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential
Knowledge at Estonian Academy of Arts, 2019
EKSIG 2019 will address the theme of Knowing Together experiential
knowledge and collaboration
We are pleased to announce our first keynote speaker, Prof. Ron Wakkary,
Everyday Design Studio, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
With the theme Knowing Together experiential knowledge and
collaboration the conference aims to provide a forum for debate about
knowledge generation in collaboration by professionals and academic
researchers in the creative disciplines and beyond.
Creative practice has transformed from one based on the production of
material artefacts to one that engages expertise and knowledge from
multiple disciplines. Recent research in the creative disciplines has
revolved around the changing territorial context of making and has
increasingly involved professionals and academic researchers working
collaboratively to explore an interdisciplinary inquiry. Collaboration in
such research has therefore become vital. A research team may comprise
different disciplinary experts, such as scientists, technologists, artists,
designers, architects, psychologists, business strategists and policy
makers, working across academic, commercial and public sectors. They may
work with materials and/or non-materials. Examples include research the
fields of New Materials, Smart Textiles, Virtual Materiality, Material
Innovation, Embodied Ideation, and Participatory Practices in Business in
which various partners are in dialogue with one another, developing,
consolidating and enhancing knowledge while generating new opportunities
for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange.
EKSIG 2019 aims to examine collaboration within research and commercial
teams that comprise creative professionals/researchers (such as designers,
artists, architects, etc.) and members with other diverse disciplinary
expertise. This is to understand how individual experiential knowledge, or
knowledge gained by practice, is shared, how collective experiential
knowledge is accumulated and communicated in and through collaboration, and
how it is embodied in the outputs and may be traced back to the origin of
the practice. The conference also aims to illuminate making as the action
of change in which matter and materials are transformed through
collaboration, interaction or negotiation between the collaborative team
and their material and non-material environments.
This conference welcomes contributions exploring and discussing
experiential knowledge generated when researchers and practitioners
collaborate with experts in other fields. We interpret collaboration here
in the widest possible sense to include any kind of working together. We
are interested in building a rich collection of case studies that
illuminate the relationships built within the collaboration, the approaches
used and the new knowledge gained and transferred within the team. This is
expected to contribute to a more systematic approach for studying and
integrating experiential knowledge into collaborative practice and
Questions of interest are for example:
- What are the current understandings of collaboration and
- How can collaboration be utilised within the framework of research?
- How can a researchers disciplinary expertise benefit collaborative
research and practice?
- How can we articulate material (and immaterial) knowledge which are tacit
and embodied within the process of research?
- How can skills and embodied knowledge in different professional
disciplines be shared and/or applicable to one another in a collaborative
- How can we gain and communicate individual and collective experiential
knowledge in and through collaboration, and how is it embodied in the
outputs and may be traced back to the origin of the practice?
- What means and methods can be utilised to transfer and replicate tacit
knowledge accumulated in collaborative practice?
We wish to bring together engaged professionals and scholars from various
disciplinary backgrounds, fields of knowledge production and methodological
approaches to explore these issues. We invite contributions from creative
subjects and other disciplines, e.g. design, architecture, engineering,
craft, media, HCI, performance, music, fine art, curation, museology,
archaeology, philosophy, knowledge management, education, health, cognitive
science, gastronomy, oenology, sensory studies, etc., that are concerned
with collaboration in research and in creative and professional practice.
For EKSIG 2019, we invite submission of full papers (4000-5000 words) which
offer new or challenging views on the subject. Papers will be selected
subject to a double-blind peer-review process by an international review
Please submit your full papers via EasyChair
Authors Guide for the EKSIG2019 can be found on the conference website
Submission of full papers 5 April 2019
Notification of acceptance of papers 10 June 2019
Submission of final revised papers 19 July 2019
Conference 2324 September 2019
Kristi Kuusk, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Nithikul Nimkulrat, OCAD University, Canada
Julia Valle Noronha, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia / Aalto University,
Camilla Groth, University of Southeast Norway / Aalto University, Finland
Oscar Tomico, ELISAVA | Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Spain
Kristina Niedderer, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
EKSIG is part of a programme of Special Interest Groups set up by the
Design Research Society (DRS) in 2007 to facilitate international exchange
and advance in relevant areas of design. EKSIG is concerned with the
understanding and management of experiential knowledge in research and
professional practice in design in order to clarify fundamental principles
and practices, with regard to both research degree regulations/requirements
and research methodology. Please see http://experientialknowledge.org.uk
for more information about the Special Interest Group and previous
EKSIG 2019 will be convened as part of a regular programme of EKSIG
conferences which serve to address specific themes by bringing together
researchers and practitioners from various disciplinary backgrounds, fields
of knowledge production and methodological approaches to engender
challenging multi vocal debates around these themes and to facilitate
exchange and cross fertilisation between the creative disciplines and other
practice-led disciplines. We invite contributions from design,
architecture, engineering, craft, media,performance, music, fine art,
curation, museology, archaeology, philosophy, knowledge management,
education, health, cognitive science, gastronomy, oenology and others that
are concerned with expertise and connoisseurship of creative and
professional practice and research. Papers selected for presentation at the
conference will be published in the conference proceedings: an abstract
booklet with an online publication of the full papers, the preferred format
of the DRS. As in past years, the organisers will collaborate with an
appropriate journal to publish selected papers from the conference as a
Frickel, S., Albert, M. & Prainsack, B. (eds.) (2016). Investigating
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Theory and Practice across Disciplines.
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Ingold, T. (2013). Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture.
London, UK: Routledge.
Plattner, H., Meinel, C. & Leifer, L. (eds.) (2018). Design Thinking
Research: Making Distinctions: Collaboration versus Cooperation. Cham,
Sennett, R. (2008). The Craftsman. New Haven, London: Yale University
CALL FOR SPECIAL CONVERSATION AND WORKSHOP SESSIONS
International MinD Conference 2019
Designing with and for People with Dementia: Wellbeing, Empowerment and
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, hosted by the Technische Universitt Dresden, in
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.
The two-day conference programme consists of three keynote speeches and two
streams of mixed academic paper and design proposal presentations sessions.
The special conversation and workshop sessions will complement the
programme to explore opportunities and issues of designing with and for
people with dementia. These sessions allow session organisers more freedom,
space and time (90 minutes) to stage structured interactions and
collaborative processes, and to use more unconventional and experimental
session formats. We invite you to submit your proposal for a special
conversation or workshop session.
The proposal must be submitted by 31 March 2019 through the ConfTool
The proposal must be submitted using the template provided on the
conference website www.mind4dementia.eu and should cover:
- Theme & Topic of the session: What are the practical or research
problems/questions? Why is this relevant to the conference, to people and
- Session approach & Format: What will be the proposed format of the
session? How will the problem be dealt with? Which approach will be applied
- Impact: What (kind of) results are expected? How will the contents and
results of the session be documented and published? (There will be a simple
form for documenting the session outcomes in order to publish them as part
of the proceedings. However, we encourage session leads to consider and
propose further ways of exploitation and dissemination of the session
- People: Who will be leading the sessions, and who will be the
contributors? Who else is invited to participate (prerequisites and maximum
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 contribution to the field.
Session topics may address, 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 wellbeing/empowerment/happiness
- 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
CALLS - JOURNALS
Journal of Arts and Communities
SPECIAL EDITION: STITCHING TOGETHER
This special edition of the Journal of Arts and Communities arises from the
Stitching Together project, funded by an AHRC research networking grant.
The Stitching Together project (stitchingtogether.net) brings together
researchers, project commissioners, professional textile practitioners and
enthusiast maker groups to open critical dialogue around research and
practice using participatory textile making methods. The familiarity of
textile making processes such as sewing and knitting means these activities
are accessible to participants and researchers in varied contexts across a
range of disciplines. Researchers using participatory textile making
activities are gaining rich insights into questions of artistic,
scientific, social, material and cultural value.
The aim of this special edition is to provide a collection of reflective
case study articles that both document and critically examine methods and
approaches to using participatory textile making within diverse research
contexts. The Call for Contributions is extended to researchers using
participatory textile making practices in research areas including, but not
- craft practice
- sustainable development
- healthcare and well-being
The special edition offers an opportunity to reflect on issues including
the ethical dimensions of participatory making; the immaterial qualities of
making together; possibilities for and challenges to cross-cultural
understandings; the making and un-making of boundaries; and the challenges
for researchers of documentation and data gathering.
Submissions should not exceed 4,000 words and should discuss:
- the research context
- the making activities
- advantages and disadvantages of the methods used
- findings and reflections
Contributors are encouraged to use visual supporting material; images and
illustrations are welcome.
The Journal of Arts and Communities is an international publication.
Submissions should reflect this and clearly explain the research context
with an international readership in mind.
Deadline for submissions: 1st October 2019
Deadline for revised submissions: 5th January 2020
Expected publication of the Stitching Together special edition: March 2020
All submissions are to be made through the journals website
Enquiries about submissions may be addressed to the guest editors at:
[log in to unmask] Guest editors will not review submissions
previously discussed with authors; all submissions will be reviewed
independently and anonymously following the journal guidelines.
Principal Editor: Stephanie Knight
Guest Editors: Emma Shercliff & Amy Twigger Holroyd
Please refer to the publishers guidelines for author notes.
Call for papers: Staying with Speculation: Natures, Futures, Politics
Global Discourse, volume 10, issue 3
Edited by Luke R. Moffat, Lancaster University ([log in to unmask])
In the past decade, speculation has become an increasingly widespread
concept in disciplines across the sciences, arts and humanities. Its
applications are as diverse as designing urban futures, studying geological
phenomena and imagining future participatory politics. That speculative
methods and practices often place importance on unpredictability would seem
to make the approach unattractive to planning and design. However,
speculation is increasingly deployed in shaping environments, policies,
cultures and products in direct ways. As a consequence, there is growing
interest in disparate, but often overlapping, conceptual, theoretical and
practical elements of speculative research methods. As this
cross-disciplinary pool of research about speculation grows, questions
emerge about its potential, as well as its concrete ramifications.
Speculation and speculative methods are often seen as catalysts for change.
Staying with Speculation brings together researchers and practitioners from
a range of fields to examine the implications and applications of the
approach in terms of dealing with core ethical, methodological and
practical issues that we face in an era of volatile unpredictability. This
is essential since, although there is discussion of speculation in design,
sociological and philosophical literatures, exchange between researchers
and practitioners is still quite rare. This special issue presents a chance
for researchers to share knowledge and build a shared vocabulary across
Issues to be examined include:
- the ethical and political questions regarding the deployment of
speculation both within and beyond academic contexts
- the implication of speculation on disciplinary boundaries
- the identify of those on whose behalf research practices speculate
- the potential for speculation to be both an inclusive and exclusionary
- and the potential for speculative practices to address global challenges
such as climate change, urban futures and new political practices
Submission instructions and deadlines
Abstracts of 400 words: 1st April 2019
Articles (solicited on the basis of review of abstracts): 1st July 2019
Publication: September 2019
Instructions for authors
Please submit by email all abstracts and articles to the Guest Editors
Editor contact details: Luke R. Moffat ([log in to unmask])
Journal Aims and Scope
Global Discourse is an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented journal of
applied contemporary thought operating at the intersection of politics,
international relations, sociology and social policy. The journal's scope
is broad, encouraging interrogation of current affairs with regard to core
questions of distributive justice, wellbeing, cultural diversity, autonomy,
sovereignty, security and recognition. All issues are themed and aimed at
addressing pressing issues as they emerge. Rejecting the notion that
publication is the final stage in the research process, Global
Discourse seeks to foster discussion and debate between often artificially
isolated disciplines and paradigms, with responses to articles encouraged
and conversations continued across issues. The journal features a mix of
full-length articles, each accompanied by one or more replies, policy
papers commissioned by organizations and institutions and book review
symposia, typically consisting of three reviews and a reply by the
author/s. With an international advisory editorial board consisting of
experienced, highly-cited academics, Global Discourse publishes themed
issues on topics as they emerge. Authors are encouraged to explore the
international dimensions and implications of their work. The journal
publishes themed issues consisting of articles, replies and reviews. All
submissions must be in response to a specific call for papers. All research
articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on
initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing.
CALLS - CONFERENCES
9-11 October 2019 - DeSForM19 conference
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SHORT PAPERS / DEMOS
The deadline to submit short papers/demos to the DeSForM19 conference has
been extended until April 5th.
This DeSForM edition will be held at MIT (Boston, USA) on October 9-11,
You still have time to submit your short paper (6 pages maximum) to the
conference and showcase your work on the future of design and technology at
DeSForM 2019 | Beyond Intelligence
11th International Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement
October 9-11, 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston
SCOPE AND BACKGROUND
DeSForM 2019 | 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 landscape.
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
April 5, 2019 (extended) : Submission deadline for short papers/demos
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. Short papers will
be assessed through a double-blind review process and accepted papers will
be published in the conference proceedings.
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 submissions 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 DeSForM 2019, please contact
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7-8 December 2019 - Designing for children-IDC
Call for Papers, Posters, Project Demos - International conference on
Designing for children with focus on Play and Learn at IDC School of
Design, IIT Bombay
International conference on Designing for children with focus on Play and
LearnSaturday 7th to Sunday 8th of December 2019 Venue: VMCC, IIT Bombay
Aim:This international event is aimed at exchange of viewpoints,
deliberations and discussions concerning design and research issues related
to children. The event is expected to throw light on the role of designing
for children as related to design of objects, media and environment with
focus on play + learn.Participants:The events are centered around the
interests of students, educationists, practicing designers and children
related interest groups. The event has been designed to be lively,
interactive and thought provoking and will provide great opportunity to
interact with thought leaders, listen to visions by researchers and for
Call for papers:
The call for papers for the International Conference on Designing for
Children is open.The selection of paper abstract is through blind jury.
Selected papers will need to be orally presented by the author/s during the
conference. The time duration for each of the paper presentations is
15minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion and Q and A. All the
selected papers will be published during the time of the conference. The
papers will also be made available online after the conference along with
the ISBN number. For online Abstract Submission click here...........>>>
Deadlines:Deadline for Paper Abstract Submission (500 words maximum): 1st
of May 2019Acceptance of Paper Abstract: 1st of June 2019Deadline for Full
Paper Submission (3000 words maximum): 1st September 2019
Call for posters:
The call for posters for the International Conference on Designing for
Children is open.The selection of poster abstract is through blind jury.
Selected posters will need to be displayed and explained by the author(s)
during the conference.Deadlines:Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission
(500 words maximum): 1st of May 2019Acceptance of Poster Abstract: 1st of
June 2019 Deadline for Full Poster Submission (A1 size posters - 1 no): 1st
September 2019Poster Session:The Second and Third day afternoon on 7th and
8th of December 2019 sessions are dedicated to presentations through
poster.You can submit a poster of dimension 2ft width x 3ft (A1 size)
height in vertical format.Youll be provided with a 2ft width x 3ft height
panels where your poster can be mounted.
Call For Project Demos:
The Second and Third day afternoon on 7th and 8th of December 2019 sessions
are dedicated to demonstration of Projects.Youll be provided with a
table/space of 2ft width x 3ft length where your project can be
demonstrated.Dates for Project Demo submission:Deadline for Project Demo
Abstract Submission (500 words maximum): 1st of August 2019Acceptance of
Project Demo Abstract: 1st of September 2019
Themes for the conference on Designing for Children with focus on Play +
We invite interesting experimentation, different perspectives, innovative
design applications, in-depth case studies, research outcomes and position
papers centered on the theme of the conference. The following are the
suggested main themes and sub themes for submission of papers:
Products for children with focus on Play + Learn
Issues involved with design of products for children
Toys, games and puzzles for children
Design with sustainability issues for children
Process, methods and theories on designing for children
School for children with focus on Play + Learn
Design as a subject in school curriculum
Design as a methodology for learning other subjects
Alternative methods of learning systems for children
Learning and play theories
Learning through play activities
Design of school textbooks and other learning materials
Children’s environment with focus on Play + Learn
Design of play environment for children
Design of living environment for children
Design of parks, schools, hospitals, playgrounds, etc. for children
Children and media with focus on Play + Learn
Design of storytelling methods for children
TV and film programs for children
Illustration, comics, animation for children
Design of children’s publications
Communication design for children
Typeface and readability issues for children
Interactive environments for children with focus on Play + Learn:
Design of interactive systems and technologies for children
Social networks for children
Design with new technologies for collaborative activities
Usability issues and human factors as related to children
Design of virtual environments for children
Children with special needs with focus on Play + Learn:
Design for children with special needs
Development issues of children with focus on Play + Learn:
Children’s behaviors, perception, and emotion
Development of sensorial skills in children
Issues connected with innovative and creative potentials in children
The registration for the International Conference on Designing for Children
will start from 1st June 2019 onwards. An early registration before 1st
October 2019 includes an early rate.
Please do forward this invitation to others interested
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17-19 October 2019 - Systems Change for Governance: Design + Networks +
RSD8 Eight Symposium of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
IIT - Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois, USA
There is an emerging concern to address the pragmatics of large-scale
social system change across all contexts. Organizations can no longer go it
alone if they want to achieve scaled and sustainable impact. Building,
activating, and amplifying capacity to co-design and co-produce with real
stakeholders has always been a challenging commitment. Successful system
change models are still emerging across different sectors, and their
results are simultaneously challenged by massive global trends. Achieving
systems-level transformation requires activating, cultivating and
galvanizing networks-technological, infrastructural, and social-that
support new collaborative activities, processes, and mindsets.
The role of systemic design in informing equitable and sustainable choices
increasingly demands that designers re-orient toward "design and...".
Together, we'll explore real-world contexts where organizational behavior,
entrepreneurship, policymaking, and design are already colliding, as well
as new tools and methodologies to evolve our individual and collective
points of view about leadership and the transformative practices-and
challenges-of large-scale collaboration.
Our thematic questions include the following:
- How can organizations engage and activate networks for reimagining
livelihoods and the platforms for supporting them?
- What is the role of leaders-including designers-in designing sustainable
solutions that reimagine the interconnectivity of social, technical and
- How can socially-focused entrepreneurs prototype large-scale
transformations that weave together new technological developments and more
equitable and inclusive solutions?
- Where might we learn from alternative or emerging models of developing
and scaling access, inclusion, and equity in large-scale transformation
initiatives involving multiple stakeholders?
- What ethical and ecological principles - such as social justice,
regenerativity, transparency, and "fit"- should inform how we enable
systemic change in action?
AREAS OF FOCUS
The conference theme encompasses many areas of Systemic Design, exploring
the opportunities for systems and design thinking in different
interdisciplinary and complementary domains. We welcome works addressing
this wide theme from different perspectives, fostering special reflections
on the relevant topics proposed below.
1. Systemic Design and Organizations, Business Practices, and New
2. Systemic Design and Emerging Technological Infrastructures
3. Systemic Design and Access, Inclusion, and Equity
4. Systemic Design Models and Processes for Sustainment
5. Systemic Design and Governance: Policymaking and Decision Making
6. Open track
Participants submit abstracts that will be clustered around thematic areas,
and they give brief presentations about their work. These presentations
will be followed by loosely structured conversations between 15-20 people
led by a facilitator, who afterwards will be responsible for providing a
short summary of the discussion and its insights. Both the discussion
summary and the submitted abstracts will be published in the conference
Organizers submit proposals for leading a session that addresses a specific
system change challenge for large-scale transformation. Activity groups are
knowledge sharing and benchmarking discussions focusing on emerging
Systemic Design practices and applications in public, private, and social
sectors. Facilitators will be responsible for documenting and summarizing
the results of the activity. Accepted activity groups submission and
results will be published in the conference proceedings.
Workshops are half or full day sessions that provide an opportunity for
participants to engage with the latest tools and methods of systemic
design. Organizers submit proposals for leading hands-on activities sharing
their tools, methods, and strategies for large-scale transformation and
re-inventing systems of governance. Workshops allow facilitators to test
and prototype ideas and co-create new knowledge collaboratively with
participants. Workshop proposals should include no fewer than 3 registered
facilitators. Proposals should be in the region of but no more than 1000
words and provide an overall description of the theme, details of the
proposed activities and format of the session, workshop goals and expected
outcomes, as well as detailing any technical or space requirements.
Charles Owen Tribute
Charles Owen is a pioneer in connecting design and systems thinking. He is
Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Design, where he
conducted research and taught until 2010 in the Master's and PhD Design
graduate programs. For participating in this session, participants submit
proposals for presenting a review and re-evaluation of Charles Owen's
theories and/or projects through the lenses of contemporary systems theory
and design challenges. Prof. Owen's biography, publications, and projects
can be found at the Institute of Design
website https://id.iit.edu/people/charles-l-owen/ . Accepted participant
submissions will be published in the conference proceedings.
Call for abstracts/proposals for Discussion Groups, Activity Groups,
Workshops, and Charles Owen Tribute "Reinventing Systems of Governance:
Design + Networks + Activation" is an interdisciplinary conference aiming
to represent the state of the art of systems thinking application in design
towards sustainability and stimulate an international debate among
academics and professionals on the topic.
We ask everyone who wishes to present their work at RSD8 to submit a long
abstract of maximum 1000 words (title, keywords and references excluded).
The abstract should be submitted by May 3, 2019 through EasyChair as linked
here<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rsd8>. You should upload the
abstract in text form as well as in a PDF file including any images and the
conference topics to which your work relates. The abstract submission form
will guide you through the process but we recommend you download and read
the call for abstracts for more detailed information.
Your abstract will undergo a peer review process by independent referees.
We will notify the authors of abstracts selected to be presented at RSD8
within the deadline given on the home page. If you have received an email
telling you that your abstract has been selected, you should register for
the conference and present your work during the RSD8 symposium (October
After the conference, you will be asked to prepare a working paper that
will be included in the RSD8 proceedings: you may consider the feedback
gathered during your presentation discussion. All the working papers will
be included in the official RSD8 proceedings, published in Open Access by
Systemic Design Association. Then, authors desiring to fully develop a
research article from the paper will be given the opportunity to submit
them for peer-reviewed publication in leading design/scientific journals.
03 May 2019 - Deadline for abstract submission
31 May 2019 - Announcement of acceptance decisions
17-19 October 2019 - RSD8 Symposium at IIT-Institute of Design, Chicago
14-15 November 2019 - Research & Education in Design Conference 2019
The Research & Education in Design Conference website is now open for
submission. Please find the paper template and instructions for submission
We are also delighted to reveal that Professor Barbara Tversky will deliver
a keynote talk during the conference. We will reveal more keynote speakers
soon, you can find more information here:
Call for Papers:
Research & Education in Design Conference 2019 | Lisbon
People & Processes & Products & Philosophy: mapping the territories of
Hosted by the Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon
Full papers submission deadline: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Details for submission available from:
Papers will be selected after a double-blind review process.
The Research & Education in Design (REDES) group invites research papers
for submission to its 2019 international conference. The REDES2019
conference aims to explore, analyse, and advance the connections between
design research and design education; the conference themes are organised
around the intersections of the four main sources of design knowledge:
people, processes, products, and philosophy.
1. People & Processes
2. People & Products
3. Processes & Philosophy
4. People & Philosophy
5. Philosophy & Products
6. Processes & Products
The call is for full papers only; the maximum number of words is 4000
excluding abstract and references.
Any questions please contact the conference organisers via the following
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21-22 October 2019 - Dementia Lab Conference
The fourth edition of the Dementia Lab Conference will be held in Eindhoven
(The Netherlands). This edition focuses on research and design happening in
direct engagement with people living with dementia, and their wider social
and care networks.
The Dementia Lab Conference has been known for engaging not only designers
and researchers, but also care practitioners in the debate on design and
Find more details below on how to participate or go to
We are looking forward to meet you at the Dementia Lab conference 2019,
taking place on 21 and 22 October 2019 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands ,
hosted by the University of Technology Eindhoven.
The Dementia Lab is a growing community, established in 2016, that builds
forward on a legacy of work done for and with people living with dementia
and their surrounding context. In the Dementia Lab community this is
approached from an inclusive, participatory and person-centered
perspective. Where in other venues it might be challenging to convey the
experience of working with people with dementia, or the urgency of working
in this field, the Dementia Lab allows for a focused discussion around this
topic with like-minded designers, researchers, carers and other
professionals operating in the same area. Design is important in the wider
For Dementia Lab 2019, we welcome submissions from a variety of
disciplines, including research, design, care, and more, and in the
following formats, ranging from full research papers, to posters,
exhibition-demos and (personal) stories around, or related to, design and
dementia. The theme for the Dementia Lab 2019 is Making design work:
Engaging with dementia in context. This theme focuses on research and
design happening in direct engagement with people living with dementia, and
their wider social and care networks.
This call for participation welcomes especially contributions that reflects
on how design and research efforts unfold in the context of living, working
and caring for/with people with dementia. Making design work zooms in on
what works or does not work in terms of design, technologies, services,
environments or design methods in these contexts of living, caring and
working. Questions that can be tackled by a contribution that focuses
amongst others on the relational character (of, for example, the designer
or researcher with the contexts, carers, family and/or persons with
dementia), challenges of materiality (what visual, tactile, olfactory, or
other materials work for and with people with dementia in context) or
temporality (what engagement in time is needed to let design or research
work and have a sustainable impact on people with dementia). In Dementia
Lab we avoid to see people with dementia as the physical or cognitive
characteristics of the syndrome, or as a collective, but rather focus on
their personal and lived experiences. In doing so, we are considerate to
the identity of and role people with dementia themselves can play.
Contributions to Dementia Lab 2019
We welcome everyone to contribute to the conference from their professional
and/or personal experiences. To facilitate this, we offer different forms
of contributions for Dementia Lab 2019.
We allow the submission of full academic research papers, poster
presentations, demo exhibitions and personal stories. Each of these options
offer a different way to share contributions at the event:
Full academic paper
Approximately 6 - 10 page paper
Taylor & Francis article template.
To ensure academic contributions, we facilitate a double-blind peer review
process with people experienced in this domain. With a selection of papers
we aim for a special issue in a relevant journal.
Demo exhibition & Poster presentation
2-4 page Taylor & Francis article submission + demonstrator and/or poster.
Personal Story , 2-4 page submission, free format + oral presentation.
These can be shared with: [log in to unmask] or
EasyChair The main language of the event is English, but for reasons of
inclusivity, the Dementia Lab will also hosts a track in Dutch.
Submissions for posters, demos or personal stories can therefore be made
both in Dutch and English.
For all contributions, apart from the personal stories, we use the Taylor &
Francis article template
All submissions will be reviewed by experts in the field.
Please submit your contributions via:
or for Personal Story, submit to [log in to unmask]
The submission deadline is 18th of May 2019
Notification of acceptance will follow 1st of July 2019.
The Alzheimer Europe conference 2019 will take place in the Netherlands,
the Hague, on 24 and 25 October, and we partner with them to share selected
submissions and tracks, follow our website for more info
Digitally Engaged Learning 2019 - Teaching Futures
http://www.digitallyengagedlearning.net/2019/submission-guidelines/ for DEL
2019: Teaching Futures.
DEL 2019 will be hosted by Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
April 1, 2019
Teaching Futures: Exploring this year's theme 2019 marks the centennial of
the Bauhaus movement. Foundational to many of our institutions of art and
design, what will these next 100 years hold for the teaching and learning
we make? Education is a speculation on the future, based on the past and
producing the present. What is known meeting what is unknown. Innovations
in technology are built on speculations of the future enacted in the
present. In the creative disciplines we design, question and imagine
digital futures and the future of digital through making and teaching.
Finding synthesis in these futures can impact our conceptions of
curriculum, impact our teaching, and transform our creative practices.
We seek proposals from teachers, technicians, instructional designers,
artists, makers, researchers, art historians, digital humanities scholars,
and others across all creative disciplines addressing these Teaching
Futures that may align with one of the following tracks:
- The early years (Weimar): experimentation. Proposals may include a
variety of experiments and innovations in curriculum, pedagogy, teaching,
and learning. What do we learn through experiments? How are our classrooms
in fact labs of experimentation? What methods (scientific?) do we use to
establish our hypothesis and yield findings?
- The second phase (Dessau): art/design and industry/technology. Where are
the intersections between these terms? How does the academy host industry?
Wherein lie the opportunities and challenges for the industry inside
learning spaces? What role does technology have in these teaching futures?
- The third phase (Berlin): expansion to the world. The individual, their
community, their systems, the world how does teaching and learning happen
at each and between these scales? Does reimagining the next 100 years in
art/design education necessitate a global framework of imagination?
- Any other teaching futures you would like to explore.
There are a number of submission formats, designed to accommodate
participants at different stages and places in their digitally engaged
teaching and learning journeys. You can propose any of the following:
Workshops provide an opportunity for hands-on exploration and/or problem
solving. They can be organized around a core challenge that participants
come together to work on, or around a tool, platform, or concept. Workshops
are scheduled for 90 minutes and should be highly participatory.
Presentation of scholarship (creative practice, teaching, research)
Presentations of scholarship give presenters a chance to speak for 10
minutes on their scholarship, or a subject relevant to the conference
themes. Presentations will be followed by 20 minutes of discussion. We
understand the term scholarship to incorporate creative practice,
teaching practice and research. You may wish to present a teaching case
study, research paper, documentation of a creative practice project, or
similar. Please note - the focus here is on fostering interaction,
conversation and dialogue.
Panel discussion (2 presenters minimum)
Panels should have a minimum of two participants or presenters. You can
either propose a panel discussion, or present a group project in the form
of a panel discussion Panels are scheduled for 45 minutes including Q&A
time. The emphasis again is on fostering interaction, conversation and
Micro teach/micro make
This format is an opportunity to take a playful, creative approach to
teaching, making or demonstrating something in 5 minutes. You can use an
object, image, text or other materials. Surprise us!
Complete the submission form to submit your proposal
For questions about DEL, please contact Claudia Roeschmann
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18 October 2019 - REDS conference 2019
REDS conference 2019 is open for registration and abstract submission.
This year, the theme is: Identity, Agency, and Choice personal approaches
to researcher development The 2019 conference will be held at Kings College
London on the 18th October, 2019.
Dr. Sally Hancock, University of York, who will draw on her ongoing
research into the employment outcomes of doctoral graduates in the UK, and
her published work using the principles of game theory to examine the
career strategies of doctoral scientists.
Dr. Julia Yates, City, University of London, will speak about Career
Identities and Future Possible Selves.
Who should attend? Researcher development colleagues, careers consultants,
staff developers, academic researchers in higher education disciplines, and
HE policy makers.
There are 12 speaker places available. Deadline for submissions is Friday
21st June. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected by Friday 19th
We welcome presentations of:
Research outcomes of existing researcher development activity in terms of
impact and efficacy of practice.
Research in to new pedagogies, theories or programme concepts for the
development of researchers.
Opinion pieces founded in existing research outputs that: project future
pedagogical needs and programme concepts for the development of
identify key gaps in the current published research in respect of the
development of researchers.
NEW! Delegates have the opportunity to submit abstracts for a blog post
that will contribute towards a special edition of a REDS blog series that
will be launched at REDS conference 2019. We encourage all those who have
research they feel is suitable to present at the conference to submit for
an oral presentation; however, those who are unable to attend the
conference in October, or have research that they feel more suited to a
blog post, should consider submitting for this new format.
For examples of the style, presentation, and detail expected, see this
example. The abstract submission form is the same for both formats.
10-11 December 2019 - Millennial Masculinities: Queers, Pimp Daddies and
Massey University, Wellington New Zealand
CALL FOR PAPERS
Christopher Breward, National Galleries of Scotland
Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts
Shaun Cole, Winchester School of Art, University of Southhampton
Andrew Reilly, University of Hawaii
Vicki Karaminas, Massey University, New Zealand
In the age under the shadow of accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein,
Vladimir Putins hypermasculinity and conservative politician Donald Trump,
the question of masculine identity looms as exigently as ever. While it is
proper to identity construction of all kinds to question and deliberate
upon what is constituted as desirable, it is now the sheer multiplicity of
masculine identities, coupled with the reassertion of some of the less
desirable, that makes this area of inquiry so rich, and so necessary.
Looking at the present inevitably involves combing the past: stylish types
appeared in the West during the 19th century, such as the dandy or the
restless bohemian, or postwar masculinities such as the beatnik hipster,
the rebel, the hippie, or the playboy. The social and political upheavals
of the 1960s (which includes Stonewall Riots in 1969) and beyond
precipitated the so-called crisis in masculinity in which recourse to the
age-old models of bold, straight, breadwinner was no longer the default
model of what men ought to be. Gay and lesbian liberation, civil rights and
the womens movement placed normative masculinities on shaky ground. A
confluence of a number of factors that had destabilised traditional, white
middle-class, masculinity and gave rise to the mens movement which
contained branches that were masculine and pro-feminist. The emergence of
the New Man which was aided by the rise the retail sector and the style
press, targeted affluent young male consumers and produced new kinds of
images of men and their bodies in many cases reflective of by gay
By the 90s, this mediated New Man had virtually disappeared and was
replaced by the loutish New Lad. Labels come and go, and the beginning of
the new millennium heralded the metrosexual, a consumer of luxury goods and
cosmetics commensurate with any woman. In the new millennium, the effects
of climate change and global warming, along with the sustainability and
slow food movement, has produced new mediated masculinities, the repackaged
urban hipster and his modern huntsman brother, the lumbersexual who has
retreated back to nature. Masculinities are temporarily and spatially
contingent and are embedded in culture, language and representation.
Yet the history of mens fashion has tended to be the history of mens
fashion in the West. A history that prioritises European, rather than
indigenous or non-western dress practices. Little attention has also been
paid to the ways in which dress and appearance construct masculinities and
connections with traditions in settler or colonised societies. This can be
said of the Congos Sapeurs and the Death Metal Cowboys of Botswana where
the dialectics between colonised/coloniser are complicated.
Millennial Masculinities is a two day interdisciplinary conference that
explores the expression of masculinities through constructions of fashion,
identity, style and appearance across the Arts and Humanities. Its areas of
inquiry include cultural and gender theory, art history, fashion studies,
film studies, literature, philosophy and sociology amongst others.
There will be the opportunity for papers to be published in a special issue
of Critical Studies in Mens Fashion, as well as the journals Film, Fashion
and Consumption and the Journal of Asia Pacific Pop Culture.
Suggested topics include:
- Masculinities and cinema
- Representations of masculinity
- Masculinities and consumption
- Subcultural style
- Advertising men
- Queer film
- Men in uniforms
- Fashion film
- Celebrity men
- Indigenous male identities
- Fashion editorial
- Fetish men
- Hyper masculinities
- Reigning men in royalty
- Postcolonial masculinities
- Men in history
- Queer masculinities
- Minority/subaltern masculinities
- Drag kings/performativities of masculinities
- Technologies and masculinities
- Globalization and masculinities
- Contested masculinities
E-mail a 150-word abstract with title and a list of keywords, your name and
contact details, institution/department, and a brief 3-5 sentence bio in
one word doc.
Send paper abstracts with subject title Millennial Masculinities to Vicki
Karaminas [log in to unmask]
Deadline for Submission of proposals: August 30, 2019 Notification of
Acceptance: 15 September, 2019.
25-27 september 2019 - MyData 2019
MyData conference is the leading international conference on human-centric
personal data management, organised by MyData Global. This years conference
is also an associated event of Finlands EU presidency. It takes place on
25-27 Sep 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.
Design is a relevant and strategic area to foster ethical uses of personal
data among organisations. For this reason we welcome contributions that
address, or further extend, the following topics:
How can design thinking support data-driven organisations to create
solutions for handling personal data ethically?
- Design principles, guidelines and best practices for MyData and data
- Case studies and lessons learned from trying to implement design
How can MyData principles be turned into human-centred design solutions?
What are relevant case studies and what can be learned from them?
What dark patterns are effective and in practice right now, and how can we
use their logic for good?
- Design tools and patterns as well as methodologies for co-design
MyData 2019 supports different submission formats. The length of a format
is indicative, and contributors are welcome to suggest a different time
frame for your submission.
Interactive & participatory
- Fishbowl discussion (30min)
- Strategic roundtable (1h 15min)
- Hands-on workshop (3h)
- Meetup (1h 15min or 3h)
Short & inspiring input
- Demo (10+5min)
- Lightning talk (5min)
- Fireside chat (20min)
- Artistic installation / performance (propose your own timeframe)
Traditional & insightful
- Full session/panel (1h 15min)
- Short (10+5min) or long (20+10min) presentation
14-16 August 2019 - Experience Design conference, Australia
Call for Papers
The International Conference of Experience Design, Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (XD2019GoldCoast) will be hosted by the Griffith Centre
for Design and Innovation Research (CDAIR) at Griffiths Gold Coast campus.
We welcome any paper types including: conceptual, empirical,
methodological, professional papers, as well as critical literature reviews
and case studies. We are also open to any research approaches and contexts
as far as the paper has a clear research question to address and reports
results that can make some significant contribution relevant to the
conference theme of "Exploring and Enhancing Experience".
You are invited to submit either a full paper (3,0005,000 words excluding
abstract and references) or a short paper (1,5002,000 words excluding
abstract and references).
The deadline for all submissions is Friday 19 April 2019.
11-12 December 2019 - Design Research for Change Symposium
Design Museum, London
A quick search of the word design reveals hundreds of different
definitions. Likewise, there are many different designers different
disciplines, different attitudes, different goals, different agendas,
different ways of working, different ways of doing research, different
outputs, and different values. Perhaps, however, the connection between all
of these diverse activities is the iterative development of products,
services, systems, experiences, spaces, and other stuff in order to improve
the human experience. In other words, using the power of human creativity
to improve humanity.
Today, with its application across a wide range of different disciplines
and fields, design is being used to help address significant, complex, and
global issues ranging from antimicrobial resistance to mobility, from
healthy ageing to migration. And with its inherent agility and
applicability, design helps shape the technological advances which are
transforming the world around us.
In recent years, design research has witnessed a social turn where
researchers have looked to make change in social contexts as opposed to
wholly commercial ends. This social turn has encompassed a range of
activities and interventions that constitute a more socially-driven form
of design, which suggests that researchers and practitioners from
non-design disciplines are central to realising change in social
The Design Research for Change (DR4C) symposium will examine this social
turn in design in detail and explore how design is increasingly involved
in social, cultural, economic, environmental and political change. The DR4C
Symposium will highlight the significant roles that design researchers play
in some of the most challenging issues we face, both in the UK and
globally, such as creating new products with reduced environmental impact,
design research that enhances policy-making through greater citizen
involvement, gaming interventions that prioritise the rights of girls and
women to live a life free from violence, and design research that helps
address recidivism by reframing prison industries as holistic creative
The audience for this symposium is wide and will not only include design
researchers, design practitioners, and design academics BUT will be of
significant interest to researchers in other areas including (but not
limited to) education, healthcare, government, biotechnology, engineering,
management, computing, and business. Given the reach and interdisciplinary
nature of many forms of contemporary design research it is anticipated that
this symposium will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in a
wide range of disciplines.
The DR4C Symposium is a much-needed, timely, and significant one. The
themes proposed (below) are intended to be inclusive (not exhaustive) and
contributions are very welcome that challenge these areas and others.
Design Research for Economic Change
Design Research for Social Change
Design Research for Health and Wellbeing Change
Design Research for Environmental Change
Design Research for Educational Change
Design Research for Energy Change
Design Research for Public Services Change
Design Research for Behaviour Change
Design Research for Care Change
The DR4C Symposium aims to include a rich mix of design-led research
papers, from authors across the world. This will include papers where
design research traverses disciplinary, methodological, geographical and
conceptual boundaries that highlights the wide-ranging social, cultural and
economic impact of emerging forms of design research. We expect that
collaboration will be a key factor in these Design Research for Change
Symposium papers drawing on expertise, for example, in areas such as
business, engineering, environmental science, health and wellbeing working
alongside a wide range of design researchers.
Questions We invite authors to submit high-quality, previously unpublished,
original contributions that explore one or more of the DR4C Symposium
themes. Submitted papers will be assessed through a double-blind review
process and accepted papers will be published in a Design Research for
We ask authors to consider and respond to one or more of the following
questions in their DR4C paper:
- What are we as design researchers with other researchers changing? Why?
- What difference(s) is your design research actually making?
- Who decides what to change?
- Who decides/evaluates if this change is positive or good or enough?
- What impact has your change delivered? At what cost? Also, we ask
interested authors to consider how their design research project addresses
one or more of the following:
1. Why is your design research concerned with change-making?
2. What have you tried to change through your design research?
3. Who has activated the change? And who has been affected by that
4. How have you delivered change though your design research?
5. What evidence do you have for the change that you claim?
6. When has your design research brought about positive change and when
has it been detrimental?
7. Where else have you seen change happening?
Further, more broadly and looking to the future:
- What should design research change now?
- Can design research really change anything?
- What will you do to make change?
- In what ways do you envision the impact of such change to be evaluated?
Submission Details DR4C papers should be a maximum of 5,000 words
(excluding references) and should include relevant images. Submissions
should be anonymised for double-blind review. Accepted paper authors will
be given a 30-minute single-track presentation slot at the Design Research
for Change Symposium at the Design Museum, London on Wednesday 11 and
Thursday 12 December 2019. Submissions should be in PDF format.
- DR4C papers should be emailed to [log in to unmask] before 5 April
5th February 2019 - Design Research for Change Symposium Call-for-Papers
5th April 2019 - Paper Submission Deadline (maximum 5,000 words)
3rd May 2019 Announcement of Paper Decisions
10th May 2019 - Design Research for Change Symposium Registration Open
3rd June 2019 - Final Paper Deadline
11th & 12th December 2019 - Design Research for Change Symposium
The Design Research for Change (DR4C) Symposium is supported by the Arts
and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under the AHRCs Design Priority
Area Leadership Fellowship scheme (Award Ref: AH/P013619/1) and the Design
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PDC2020 Manizales, Colombia
The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) has a long history in bringing
together research concerned with the direct involvement of people in
co-design, development, implementation, and appropriation activities around
technologies, spaces, artefacts, and services. The conference invites
researchers and practitioners working on participatory design, as it is
encountered and discussed in multiple fields.
In 2020, the 18th Biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC) will be
held in Manizales, Colombia, for the first time in South America. The
conference will be held in conjunction with the Festival de la Imagen 2020
( www.festivaldelaimagen.com), one of the largest and most recognized
design events in Colombia, which will bring a variety of unique
possibilities and encounters for PDC and its community.
PDC 2020s theme is Participation(s) otherwise
Since Participatory Designs (PD) emergence as a research community, PD
scholars have asserted that design is a practical, social and political
endeavour. Main commitments include: offering alternative technologies,
rendering design processes democratic, open and accessible to wide
participation, and amenable to critical scrutiny and mutual learning. By
proposing the theme of Participation(s) otherwise, we want to invite the PD
community to think further on the diverse meanings and ontologies that
participation and design can take on. Lets open up the understanding of
participation beyond modernist narratives and theoretically universal
cookie cutter solutions and account for diverse practices.
What forms, conceptions and understandings of participation, collaboration,
intervention, design and technology can we draw upon to contest
essentialist views on participatory design? Are current conceptions
coherent with plural understandings and realities? What havent we realized
before? From whom else are we / can we be learning?
We welcome a variety of different contributions, such as theoretical
elaborations, case study analysis, long term explorations and/or
methodological reflections. Submissions may address one or more of the
following anchor points. These should not be considered as mandatory, but
rather indicative of things we believe require urgent action:
Local/global - place/territory: Explorations of place, space, materiality,
and temporality within participatory design and for technologies otherwise.
Economies: Inquiries into the role and scope of participatory design in the
critique, reinterpretation and construction of green, circular, open,
commons and solidarity processes. This includes also provocative
reflections on participatory design processes themselves, understood as a
process of exchange.
Representation, resistance and governance otherwise: The potential of
participatory design practices to support (or undermine) forms of civic
participation, power redistribution and conflict negotiation, to challenge
authoritarianism, or explore horizontal ways of organising - including
making alternative (or resistive) technologies, spaces, systems, processes
Design Research: Explorations of new forms of making otherwise and
methodological innovations for design as participatory political praxis
(including decolonial, feminist, and collective research and action
approaches). Reflections on how those can transform scientific writing to
be more representative of collaborative knowledge construction processes.
Participation and interculturality: spaces and features of (and for)
dialogue and design that avoid universalism and include critical
perspectives towards collaboration, co-creation, and the role of technology
in these processes.
Categories and submission formats:
- FULL PAPERS (in English)
- EXPLORATORY PAPERS (in English)
- PLURILINGUAL PD (ESP/PT) (in Spanish or Portuguese)
- EXHIBITION/ SITUATED ACTIONS (in English)
- CONVERSATIONS: (in English)
- OUTSIDE ACADEMIA (in English)
- INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS (in English)
- DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM (in English)
- STUDENT PROJECTS: (in English)
- ARTFUL INTEGRATORS AWARD
1st September 2019 Submission DL for Full papers + Plurilingual track
1st December 2019 Submission DL for Short papers, Interactive workshops
and tutorials, Conversations, PhD colloquium, and Situated
1st December 2019 Second round submission for Full and Plurilingual
15th February 2020 Notification to (all) authors
15th March 2020 Camera ready papers (all formats, except student
projects) + Submission for Student projects
25 April 2020 Early bird registration deadline
15-19th of June 2020 PDC Conference and Festival de la Imagen
Call for Tutorial Proposals - RecSys'19, Sep 16-20, Copenhagen, Denmark
RecSys 2019 is pleased to invite proposals for tutorials to be given in
conjunction with the conference. The goal of the tutorials is to provide
conference attendees, including early-career researchers and researchers
crossing-over from related disciplines, with an opportunity to learn about
recommender system concepts and techniques. Tutorials also serve as a venue
to share presenters expertise with the global community of recommender
system researchers and practitioners. Tutorials focus on specific topics
including, but not limited to:
- Introductions to recommender systems or to specific techniques (e.g.,
deep learning, feature engineering, tensorflow),
- Evaluation of recommender systems (e.g., system-centric and user-centric
- Context-aware (including location-based) recommender systems,
- Designing user experiences and interactions (e.g., virtual assistants,
- Using different types of data (semantic web, graphs,) and media (text,
images, video, speech) for building recommendations,
- Ethical and legal aspects of recommender systems (e.g., privacy,
fairness, accountability, transparency, and control of bias),
- Recommender systems facing real-world challenges (e.g., large-scale
recommender systems or stream-based recommendation),
- Building and deploying recommender systems in specific domains (e.g.,
music, tourism, education, TV/video, jobs, enterprise, health, and/or
- Recommender systems supporting decision making,
- Recommendation for groups, tasks, or situations, including intent-aware
- Eliciting and learning user preferences,
- Recommender systems that take users emotional state, physical state,
personality, trust, level-of-expertise, and/or cognitive readiness into
- Sensors and recommender systems (including mobile recommender systems and
- Intersections of recommender systems with other domains (e.g.,
information retrieval, machine learning, human computer interaction, or
- Recommender systems in new domains, such as e-government, smart cities
The length of your proposed tutorial should be commensurate with the
presented materials and the projected interest of the RecSys community in
the tutorial topic. We may work with accepted tutorial presenters to adjust
the length of the tutorial, considering that tutorials may use up to two
90-minute slots, i.e. the length of the tutorials will be either 90 or 180
We actively encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit
tutorial proposals that target different levels of expertise and different
interests. We also encourage the submission of hands-on tutorials, for
instance through the use of notebooks that combine theoretical concepts
with practical exercises.
PROPOSAL FORMAT AND SUBMISSION
The tutorial proposal should be a PDF document no more than 2 pages long,
submitted by e-mail to [log in to unmask] and organized as
- Tutorial title.
- Tutorial length.
- Motivation for proposing this tutorial (why is it important for RecSys).
- Name, email address, and affiliation of tutorial instructor(s). Each
listed presenter must present in person at the conference.
- Detailed bulleted outline of the tutorial (this point should take the
- Targeted audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisite
knowledge or skills.
- Importance of the topic for the RecSys community.
- Teaching experiences and history of prior tutorials by the presenter(s).
- List of relevant publications by the presenter(s).
The following elements are not mandatory for the proposal, but encouraged:
- A short explanation of relationship of the tutorial proposal to trends
at past RecSys conferences.
- A 2-minute video where the presenters introduce themselves and pitch
- Statement that the materials (slides, readings, and/or code)
used/mentioned in the tutorial will be publicly available after the
- Notebooks (e.g. iPython or Jupyter) or other interactive code that will
be used during the course, if any.
Tutorial proposals will be reviewed according to: ability of the tutorial
to contribute to strengthening the foundations of recommender system
research, or to broadening the field to look at important new challenges
and techniques, experience and skill of the presenter(s), and the value of
any materials released with the tutorial for the community.
- Tutorial proposal submission deadline: May 16th, 2019
- Tutorial proposal notification: June 1st, 2019
- Camera-ready tutorial summary deadline: July 22nd, 2019
Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time
- Alejandro Bellogn, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
- Denis Parra, Pontificia Universidad Catlica, Chile
16-17 January 2020 - Experiential Design
Rethinking relations between people, objects and environments
ABSTRCTS: 20 June 2019
Place: Florida State University
The World Health Organization considers questions like the global increase
in dementia as issues that can be tackled, in part, through design. The
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research underlines how
environments can actively exclude whole sections of society by design
itself. The World Institute of Psychology identifies multiple links between
mood, behavior and the objects we interact with daily.
This conference and its publications are premised on the belief that health
professionals, diverse user groups and psychologists need to collaborate
more closely with the designers, architects and planners who create the
products and spaces people need, whether that be: the streets of our
cities, the interior environments of offices, hospitals and schools; or the
products and furniture we employ for assistance or general use.
On that basis it brings together people from this diverse range of fields
into open dialogue.
Health | Psychology | Occupational Therapy | Universal Design |
Wellbeing | Furniture | Architectures | Urbanism | Landscape
| Interiors | Products |
Pre-recorded video (via special YouTube Channel)
Other formats: Skype | Conference Presentations | Written Papers
The conference forms part of PARADE (Publication and Research in Art,
Architectures, Design and Environments) a collaboration between Routledge,
Taylor & Francis, Intellect Books, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon
Press, Libri Publishing.
Florida State University, PARADE, AMPS
This is information on two education conferences - Summer 2019,
New York, and Winter 2020, Florida.
Virtual presentations available if you cannot travel. Various publishers
support publications including Routledge, UCL Press and Cambridge Scholars.
17-19 June 2019 - EDUCATION, DESIGN AND PRACTICE. UNDERSTANDING SKILLS IN A
Stevens Institute of Technology. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY.
Abstracts Due: April 01, 2019
Theme: The Education of Spatial Designers
WINTER 2020. FLORIDA.
16-17 January 2019 - EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN. RETHINKING RELATIONS BETWEEN
PEOPLE, OBJECTS AND ENVIRONMENTS
Florida State University.
Abstracts Due: June 20, 2019
Theme: The Design of Spaces for Education and Wellbeing
Education | Teaching & Learning | Instructional Technology | Organizational
Psychology | Wellbeing | Spatial Design | Architecture
These two events are organised by the Stevens Institute of Technology,
Florida State University, PARADE (Publication and Research in Art,
Architectures, Design and Environments) in collaboration with the research
organization AMPS and the scholarly journal Architecture_MPS.
The Spring 2019 issue of She Ji is now online at URL:
As always, all contents are accessible in open access format, available for
reading online and available for download in .pdf format.
The contents of this issue include:
Global Concerns, Local Models (Editorial)
by Ken Friedman
Design in the Age of Climate Change
by Bonnie Nardi
Bioregioning: Pathways to Urban-Rural Reconnection
by John Thackara
Problem Framing Expertise in Public and Social Innovation
by Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer
Embodied Design Thinking
by Jerry Diethelm
Reviewing Practice-Based Design Research
The Pursuit of a Disciplinary Destination
by Susan M.Hagan and Deirdre H.Barron
4-5 April 2019 - Design Migrations: Circuits of Graphic Exchange between
Switzerland, the US, and Beyond.
The conference is free and open to the public.
New notification from FormAkademisk - Research Journal of Design and Design
An issue has been published.
UKCGE Research Supervisors Recognition Programme
This list is for those supporting participants in the UKCGE's Research
Supervisors Recognition Programme
English for Academic Purposes in Art and Design
For tutors/lecturers in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) working in Arts
& Design FE/HE contexts
10 April 2019 - EAD Workshop All You Can Eat Prototyping Speculative Food
This workshop is concerned with the relationship between food and global
health, and in particular with the role that design can play as a futuring
practice (Fry, 2008). Industrial food and food practices have contributed
to both human and planetary ill-being. This has been captured well in UNs
17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are linked directly or indirectly
to food. The proposed workshop will employ speculative design, to engage
participants in developing a menu of provocative solutions that would help
the design community identify and map possible direction for design
research in the areas of food, design and global health. The workshop
outcomes will include a visual workshop report to be published on the EAD
website, an illustrated menu of provocative speculative design solutions
that map future food/design directions and a Little Book of Speculative
Design Food Futures.
For more information and to register kindly visit:
10 April 2019 - EAD workshop: Co-designing Improvements of Knowledge
We invite you to participate in the EAD workshop "Co-designing
Improvements of Knowledge Exchange Tools" on the morning of Wednesday 10
This workshop is concerned with designing better collaborative engagement
approaches through the improvement of tools for knowledge exchange. The
proposed workshop is designed to engage participants in an enjoyable and
dynamic activity, where we will use creative facilitation to lead
participants into a co-design process to improve tools. The workshop
outcomes will include an illustrated report to be published on the EAD
website, fresh insights into how to improve knowledge exchange practices,
and a refined framework for improving tools.
We invite people who work with groups of non-designers, and design
researchers specialised in participatory approaches and tools to explore a
new tool improvement practice.
For more information and to register kindly visit:
10-11 May 2019 - After the Bauhaus, Before the Internet: A History of
Graphic Design Pedagogy
Yale University, Department of the History of Art
This two-day conference traces a history of graphic design pedagogy in the
United States from the late 1950s to the mid 1990s. Its inception comes
from Katherine McCoy, who notes graphic design moves from a professional
practice to a discipline when design writes its own histories and
theories. We will examine the historicity of this statement, particularly
within the broader context of design today, ripe with Silicon Valley
chatter that interpolates terms likeinterdisciplinarity and problem
solving into everyday speech. The introduction of comparative literature,
history, and the rhetoric of postmodernism into graphic design leads to the
creation of a historically-specific design discourse: a disciplinary act of
self-theorization. But what does this mean for our present moment in which
seeminglyeveryoneis a designer, a time when all our choices and behaviors
are curated, and when the notion design thinking is recruited to solve
problems from across the economic and disciplinary spectrum? At a moment of
design history when the call is for inter-, trans-, and
multi-disciplinary strategies, we aim to slow these terms down, to parse
them within a longer historical and conceptual scope. For if the language
of graphic design has been generalized to those well outside the field, how
should we think about the legacies and prospects of graphic design as a
discipline? To follow Katherine McCoys logic: How do we write our
histories? What are the theories that guide our approaches?
Sheila de Bretteville
Sydney Skelton Simon
We invite you to join us for After the Bauhaus, Before the Internet: A
History of Graphic Design Pedagogy at Loria Center for the Arts at Yale
University (190 York Street, New Haven CT 06511). Although the conference
is free and open to the public, we do request that you please register in
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