Hi list members,
I write this post in relation to spamferences as I hope the large amount of expertise from all the members can perhaps help this landscape of conferences and journals to become more transparent.
I am a danish PhD student who have been following and enjoying this list for the past year. I was about to write a paper for the Design Principles and Practices conference as I thought it looked interesting, but I am now a bit concerned for multiple reasons:
- There is a spam report on the publishing company in the chronicle
- The CEO of the company is presenting their business model at YouTube about paying for getting things published (as I understand it)
- A person from the advisory board didn't even know of the conference
- None of my colleagues have heard of the conference/journal before.
I therefore turn to this list for your experience with the conference/journal. The advisory board looks like this:
International Advisory Board
Genevieve Bell Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, USA.
Michael Biggs University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK.
Thomas Binder Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jeanette Blomberg IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, USA.
Eva Brandt Danmark Designskole, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Peter Burrows RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Monika Bόscher Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
Bill Cope University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Patrick Dillon Exeter University, Exeter, UK.
Michael Gibson University of North Texas, Denton, USA.
Loredana Di Lucchio, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy.
Judith Gregory IIT Institute of Design, Chicago, USA; University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
Tracy S. Harris The American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., USA
Clive Holtham City of London University, London, UK.
Lorenzo Imbesi, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Hiroshi Ishii MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA.
Gianni Jacucci University of Trento, Trento, Italy.
Mary Kalantzis University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Klaus Krippendorff University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Terence Love Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Bill Lucas MAYA Fellow, MAYA Design, Inc., Pittsburgh, USA.
Ezio Manzini Politecnico of Milano, Milan, Italy.
Mario Minichiello, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham, UK.
Julian Orr Work Practice & Technology Associates, Pescadero, USA.
Mahendra Patel Leaf Design, Mumbai, India.
Toni Robertson University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Terry Rosenberg Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK.
Keith Russell University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia.
Liz Sanders Make Tools, USA.
Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos University of Sγo Paulo, Sγo Paulo, Brazil.
Lucy Suchman Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
Ina Wagner Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Perhaps there are more people who where not aware of being in this board? Or maybe it is a good conference with this fine advisory board? Please help me out!
Aviaja Borup Lynggaard
Phone: +45 3113 2618
Work : +45 61 22 66 99
Interaction / Industrial Designer
Ph.d. student at Bang & Olufsen