Welcome to DesignCalls

Welcome to DesignCalls, a blog for posting announcements of calls for papers for design-oriented journals and conferences.  I’m still not sure how this blog’s functionality will evolve over time.  Hopefully, its layout and design will improve in response to how it’s used.

7th Intl Conf on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (June 2015, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 9-12 June 2015
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Website: http://eesd15.engineering.ubc.ca/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 September 2014

The 7th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD15) will explore current and future ways of thinking in the emerging field of EESD and will celebrate the ground-breaking work accomplishing in EESD since 2002. The conference will be held from June 9-12, 2015 at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Vancouver campus, overlooking beautiful Howe Sound in Vancouver, Canada.

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Intl Journal of Design Sciences & Technology

Deadline: no deadline / ASAP
Website: http://europia.org/IJDST/ 

The International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology (http://europia.org/IJDST/) is an independent and open platform for disseminating design knowledge. The design of new products drives to solve problems that their solutions are still partial and their tools and methods are rudimentary. Design is applied in extremely various fields and implies numerous agents during the entire process of elaboration and realisation. The International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology is a multidisciplinary forum dealing with all facets and fields of design. It endeavours to provide a framework with which to support debates on different social, economic, political, historical, pedagogical, philosophical, scientific and technological issues surrounding design and their implications for both professional and educational design environments. The focus is on both general as well as specific design issues, at the level of design ideas, experiments and applications.

Authors are invited to submit quality research papers for review. All submitted papers must conform IJDST Instructions (content, style and format) and are subject to blind peer-review. There is no deadline for submitting a paper. Each accepted paper will be published within four months after completion of the final draft. http://europia.org/IJDST/Instruction.pdf

Also proposals can be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief for special issues (4 papers of 7500-15000 words) covering one of the subject areas of the journal.

Visible Language: Special Issue on Design for Health and Medicine (Nov 2014)

Contact: Jorge Frascara <frascara@ualberta.ca>
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 November 2014.

The fields of medicine, pharmacy, public health and other related areas, are becoming more conscious of the contribution design can make, and there is a growing need for designers to acquire the necessary information and skills required in this area. We to increase  our collective knowledge of the work done in the intersection between design and health.

Considering this situation, Visible Language is preparing a special issue on design and health and has asked me to act as guest editor. This issue is planned to be the first of 2015.

If you are interested in having a case study considered for the special issue of Visible Language, please send a one-page abstract to Jorge Frascara <frascara@ualberta.ca> by November 15, 2014.

The abstract should include topic description, research question, method description and conclusion. The editorial advisors will review the abstracts and invite authors to submit full papers. These will be due by January 15, 2015, and will be peer-reviewed as all articles published in Visible Language

Accepted papers will be returned for minor editing by January 30, and final deadline will be February 14, 2015.

CAADRIA 2015: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present, and Future of Digital Architecture (May 2015, South Korea)

Dates: 20-23 May 2015
Location: Kyungpook National University (KNU), Daegu, Republic of Korea
Website: http://caadria2015.org 
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 26 September 2014

The adoption of computational processes in architecture has transformed the way we think, design and make, thereby enhancing our understanding, skills and performance in architectural design and research. Since 1996, CAADRIA has contributed to the exchange of information relating to studies and technologies in architecture and design by promoting dialogue, collaboration, and the dissemination of information among leading researchers and practitioners in the field of digital architecture. CAADRIA 2015 celebrates the twenty-year history of CAADRIA with the theme, “Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present, and Future of Digital Architecture”.

The concept of emerging experience originated from the field of Human–Computer Interaction (HCI), and means ‘novel computer interaction and experience’. The theme for CAADRIA 2015 encompasses the total complement of effective innovation and experiences of digital technologies and design research over the twenty years of CAADRIA’s existence. By reflecting on the past, speculating about the present, and exploring the future of digital architecture in CAADRIA, we intend to inspire and to share innovative ideas, emphasizing a cross-disciplinary context in technologies in architecture to promote research in CAAD which enhances creativity.

See the website for further details.

AIS/Design Storia e Ricerche #5 (September 2014)

Contact: editors@aisdesign.org and cc: journal@aisdesign.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 29 September 2014

Designers and Writing in the Twentieth Century
edited by Fiorella Bulegato, Maddalena Dalla Mura and Carlo Vinti

AIS/Design. Storia e Ricerche is a peer-reviewed online journal promoted by the Italian Society of Design Historians and dedicated to the advancement of the history and historiography of design.

Issue No. 5, which inaugurates the editorial programme for the years 2015-2016, coordinated by Fiorella Bulegato, Maddalena Dalla Mura and Carlo Vinti, will be dedicated to the relationship between designers and writing and to investigating the impact it has had on the development of the culture of design in the twentieth century.
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CFP – “Critical Making: Design & the Digital Humanities” Visible Language special issue

​​Call for Proposals

“Critical Making: Design and the Digital Humanities”
Special issue of Visible Language

Proposal deadline: January 15, 2015
Anticipated publication: October 2015

Co-editors: Jessica Barness, Amy Papaelias

Download PDF:  http://bit.ly/1zQQa4k​

This special issue of Visible Language journal investigates critical making at the intersection of design and the digital humanities, which is a site for expanding the role(s) of divergent scholarly and creative work. Design and the digital humanities connect through critical making practices, centering on human experience and advancing the prevailing expectations of their respective disciplines. In keeping with the theme of merging form and content, the traditional printed journal will be expanded to include a corresponding online space for interactive and digital work. We invite dialogues on what defines scholarly works in regard to non-traditional forms of writing and disciplinary crossovers. For this issue, we encourage exploratory, creative works that incorporate evidence-based research through critical commentary, traditional analysis, audience responses or participant feedback.

Proposals should include a 300-word written abstract and a brief outline to show the structure of your argument. A corresponding visual abstract is strongly encouraged. For digital work, please include a URL or screenshots.

Please send proposals or inquiries through January 15, 2015 to Jessica Barness, jbarness@kent.edu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: build it with your eyes closed (working title)

Contact: builditwithyoureyesclosed@gmail.com or jamesbenedictbrown@yahoo.co.uk
Deadline for submissions: 00:01GMT Thursday 4 September 2014

Describe, in no more than 350 words, the most successful first year undergraduate architecture design project that you have either given as a teacher or received as a student.

  • Why was it successful?
  • What happened?
  • What was learned?
  • What pedagogical theories or frameworks did it employ?
  • How did it influence your subsequent teaching and learning? 

Submissions must comply with the following parameters:

  • 350 words maximum
  • unformatted text in MS Word format
  • no illustrations, tables or figures
  • bibliography provided (where appropriate) in Harvard format
  • include your name, location and (where appropriate) institution

Submissions should be emailed as attachments to builditwithyoureyesclosed@gmail.com no later than 00:01GMT Thursday 4 September 2014.

Architectural educators, graduates and students are invited to critically reflect on what they regard as the most successful and/or influential design studio assignment within the first year of an architectural education. The project is inspired by (but has no relation to) ‘Draw It with Your Eyes Closed: the Art of the Art Assignment’ (New York, NY: Paper Monument, ISBN 9780979757549), in which eighty-nine artists and fine art tutors critically reflect upon their experiences of the fine art assignment as students or tutors.

Following this call for submissions, ‘build it with your eyes closed’ will run as an open workshop for the duration of Living and Learning, the 2nd international conference of the of the association of architectural educators (aae) at the University of Sheffield, England, 3-5 September 2014. Living and Learning explores the notion of ‘liveness’, not just as experienced through live projects, but expanded to consider different forms of community participation and civic engagement, material and constructed interventions. This conference offers a platform for critical reflection on the most recent wave of ‘live’ innovations in design studio teaching and beyond. The conference is centred on architecture education, but invites contributions from any disciplinary context which might offer insight and spark critical debate. To read more about the aae conference, review the draft schedule, and to register, visit: http://aaeconference2014.wordpress.com/

Submissions received in response to this call for submissions will be anonymised and posted for conference delegates to read, comment and respond to. ‘Build it with your eyes closed’ will make the process of blind peer review visible, tangible and social at the heart of the conference.

The contributions to ‘build it with your eyes closed’ will be developed for publication as a standalone book in 2015.

For more information about the project, please contact the editor, Dr. James Benedict Brown (Norwich University of the Arts, England) jamesbenedictbrown@yahoo.co.uk 

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Design Management Europe (DME) Award (Nov 2014, France)

Date: 20 November 2014
Location: St. Etienne, France
Website: http://www.dmeaward.com
Deadline for submissions: 29 September 2014

DME Logo + Trophy copy

CALL FOR APPLICANTS – DME AWARD 2014/15

The Design Management Europe Award 2014/15 is now open for entries!

Be a winner of the only international Design Management Award!

The DME Award recognises successful design management and demonstrates how strategic practice of design management gives a competitive edge.

The DME Award Ceremony and the celebration of the winners will take place on the 20th of November, 2014 in St. Etienne, France.

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EESD15: 7th Intl Conf on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (Jun 2015, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 9-12 June 2015
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Website: http://eesd15.engineering.ubc.ca
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 September 2014

The 2015 Engineering Education for Sustainable Development conference at the University of British Columbia will explore current and future ways of thinking in this emerging field and celebrate the ground-breaking work accomplished in EESD since 2002. After 6 successful EESD conferences, EESD15 will be the first to be held outside of Europe. EESD15 is the premiere forum for contributing to, and learning about, engineering education for sustainable development.

Please refer to the website for details.

INSIGHT 2015 Design Research Symposium (Jan 2015, Bangalore India)

Dates: 23-24 January 2015
Location: National Institute of Design, R&D Campus, Bangalore, India
Website: http://nid.edu/insight2015
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 September 2014

INSIGHT 2015, a Design Research Symposium sets the stage for dialogues, conversations and discourses amongst design academic and professional practitioners and evangelists on the form and space of design research. The symposium will constitute sharing of knowledge and perceptions on design research culture, methodology, framework, practice, collaboration and its dissemination. INSIGHT 2015 calls for Abstracts from Design academic and professional practitioners from Institutions and Industry.

See the website for further details.

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