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.

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (Dec 2014, San Francisco USA)

Dates: 15-18 December 2014
Location: San Francisco, USA
Website: Abstracts submission website
Deadline for submissions on abstracts: 6 August 2014

NOTE: Although targeted primarily at scientists, I am posting this CFP because it relates to policy and organizational design, decision-making, and other areas of interest to designers and design researchers.

The Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking abstracts for three symposia at this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting from December 15-18 in San Francisco. I hope that you and other members of the UCS Science Network will consider submitting an abstract.

If you are attending or interested in attending AGU this December, please review the sessions below. All abstract submissions are due by August 6.

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Drawing Research Network Postgraduate Event (Oct 2014, Coventry UK)

Date: 23 October 2014
Location: Coventry University, UK
Contact: Deborah Harty d.j.harty@lboro.ac.uk
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 August 2014

The Directors of DRN & TRACEY in collaboration with Coventry University are pleased to announce a Drawing Research Network Postgraduate Event. The event will take place at Coventry University on Thursday 23rd October 2014.

The event aims to provide a space for discussion, dissemination and the exchange of knowledge of research methodologies developed by those either undertaking or recently completed PhD research, where drawing forms a part of the practitioner-research. The organisers would like to invite those engaged in drawing research in this context to submit a proposal for a 20 minute presentation that introduces and analyses the key points of their developed methodology.

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PhD By Design (Nov 2014, London UK)

Dates: 6-7 November 2014
Location: Department of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Website: phdbydesign.com
Deadline for registration: 26 September 2014

The event is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in Design.

The aim of this event is to vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in design. It will enable early career design researchers to explore the many aspects of knowledge production within an academic institution.

The conference especially invites designers undergoing a practice-based PhD, as well as supervisors, MRes students, MPhil students within and outwith design departments.

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ACE’14 Workshop on Designing Systems for Health and Entertainment: What Are We Missing (Nov 2014, Madeira Portugal)

Dates: 11 November 2014
Location: Madeira, Portugal
Website: http://designingsystemsforhealthandentertainment.wordpress.com/
Deadline for submissions: 19 September 2014

In conjunction with ACE 2014: http://www.ace2014.info/

Systems that aggregate health and entertainment goals are proliferating, but little is known about the way to design and evaluate these systems and how to manage the different (if nor opposite) needs of these two main areas. This workshop will promote the discussion of issues surrounding these areas, enabling a better understanding of the how’s and why’s of designing systems for health and entertainment, as well as the identification of new avenues of research in the field.

Therefore we invite designers, researchers and practitioners to participate in an exciting full-day workshop where they are invited to share their personal views and research on the intersection of technology, health and entertainment.

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Participatory Innovation Conference (May 2015, The Hague)

Dates: 18-20 May 2015
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Website: http://sites.thehagueuniversity.com/pinc2015/home
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 October 2014

We are proud to announce that the next Participatory Innovation Conference will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands on May 18-20, 2015. Organised jointly by The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the University of Southern Denmark, this conference will bring together practitioners, researchers and artists to discuss the future of participatory innovation as a practice and as a research field – across research disciplines and organisational boundaries.

*   Abstract Submission deadline: 20 October 2014
*   Notification of acceptance: 8 December 2014
*   Full paper submission deadline:  9 February 2015
*   Full paper review results: 9 March 2015
*   Print-ready paper submission:  13 April 2015

The conference is also a good chance for PhD-students to try out their research in a friendly, cross-disciplinary setting.
Please check the site: http://sites.thehagueuniversity.com/pinc2015/home

We hope to see you in The Hague!

NordiCHI’14 Workshop “The Fuzzy Front End of Experience Design” (Oct 2014, Helsinki Finland)

Date: 26 October 2014
Location: Helsinki, Finland (in conjunction with NordiCHI’14 http://www.nordichi2014.org/)
Website: http://www.vtt.fi/uxgoals
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 August 2014.

Abstract format: 2-6 page position papers in ACM Extended Abstract format.

To start an experience design process, the designers should determine what experience to aim for. How should this decision be made?  In the fuzzy front end of experience design process, there are often several alternative sources for gaining insight and inspiration. There may be different, even conflicting viewpoints and opinions. In addition to user studies, insight and inspiration for experience goals can be sought from brand promise, technology and societal trends as well as mere vision of renewal. We welcome practitioners and academics to this full-day workshop to share experiences from the early phases of experience design processes:  How to get from the fuzzy front end to a shared vision of the experience to aim for? The workshop is based on the earlier UX Goals workshop in NordiCHI 2012. The aim of the workshop is to build mutual understanding of the early phases of the experience design process. The workshop will include presentations of position papers as well as group work to identify and discuss the commonalities and differences in the experience goal setting.

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Special Issue of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media: Mobile Trash (Nov 2014)

Website: http://technotrash.org/cfp-mobile-trash-2016/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 November 2014

EDITED BY MEL HOGAN & ANDREA ZEFFIRO (JANUARY 2016)

For this special issue of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media [wi.mobilities.ca], we are gathering contributions that address the idea of ‘mobile trash.’

The intention of this issue is to reconfigure the concepts of ‘mobile’ and ‘mobilities’ in relation to trash, by its various definitions and formations, from new materialism, feminism, media ecology, media archaeology, and queer frameworks.

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2014 IxDA Interaction Awards (Aug 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014

The IxDA Interaction Awards <http://awards.ixda.org/about/> recognise and celebrate examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures. entries for the 2015 awards have just opened, and close Aug 31. This year there are two tiers of award, as shortlisted finalists win a registration to attend & show your work at Interaction 15 <http://interaction15.ixda.org/> in San Francisco this coming Feb.

The IxDA have a broad definition of Interaction Design, and these awards are a great way to demonstrate global impact and peer review of practice based outcomes that often don’t fit with traditional academic or design categories – I’d urge you to please consider entering work that fits. The Awards site <http://awards.ixda.org/enter/> has a good overview of how to put an entry together.

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NordiCHI 2014 Workshop: Designing Self-care for Everyday Life (Oct 2014, Helsinki Finland)

Dates: 27 October 2014
Location: NordiCHI 2014, Helsinki, Finland
Website: http://designingselfcareforeverydaylife.wordpress.com/
Deadline for submissions: 14 August 2014

In conjunction with NordiCHI 2014.

Managing chronic conditions can be challenging. People in such conditions, and the people around them, have to: deal with symptoms, adapt to the resulting disability, manage emotions, and change habits to keep the condition under control. Self-care technologies have the potential to support self-care, however they often disregard the complexity of the settings in which they are used and fail to become integrated in everyday life.

In this workshop we will discuss how to design self-care technologies that are in harmony with people’s everyday life. Therefore, we invite designers, researchers and practitioners to participate in a full-day workshop in which we will reflect on each other’s work, and do a design exercise with patients and caregivers. Non-academic participants can also attend without submitting a contribution if they wish to participate in the discussions.

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