19th Congress of the Intl Ergonomics Association (Aug 2015, Melbourne Australia)

Dates: 9-14 August 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Website: http://iea2015.org/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2014

We invite contributions on all topics related to ergonomics and human factors including practical, technical, empirical and theoretical aspects. Case studies of the latest technology design and/or practical cases for all domains of use and practice will be given particular attention. Also company case studies, discussing the application of human factors in actual cases, are highly appreciated.

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craft+design enquiry #8: Global Parallels: Production and Craft in Fashion and Industrial Design Industries (2016)

Website: http://craftdesignenquiry.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page_13.html
Deadline for expressions of interest: 30 April 2015

The craft + design enquiry Editorial Board welcomes Tiziana Ferrero-Regis, Rafael Gomez and Kathleen Horton, from Queensland University of Technology, as the Guest Editors of c+de#8 with the theme of ‘Global Parallels: Production and Craft in Fashion and Industrial Design Industries’.

Contributors to c+de#8 are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for either the Themed Section or the Open Section by following the Steps to Submitting a Paper outlined at the website.

Expressions of Interest close on 30 April 2015. For contributors invited to submit papers, the deadline for full papers is 30 June 2015. c+de#8 will be published in mid-2016.

Please refer to the website for further details.

MODE 2015 – Motion Design Education Summit (June 2015, Dublin Ireland)

Date: June 3-5, 2015
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Website: http://www.modesummit.com/index.html
Deadline for abstracts: 05 January 15

The University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University, Kent State University and Michigan State University jointly present the 2nd MODE Summit. This international event brings together motion design educators from different areas of expertise to present work and discuss motion and how it enhances, effects, changes messages, meaning, and communication. The conference takes place in Dublin, Ireland, 03–05 June 2015 at the O’Connell House and the Royal Irish Academy.

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Unmaking Waste:  Transforming Production and Consumption in Time and Place (May 2015, Adelaide Australia)

Dates: 21-24 May 2015
Location: Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Website: www.unmakingwaste2015.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 17 October 2014

Waste is created when we no longer value something we create, possess or use. Barriers to prematurely discarding goods and resources have steadily fallen in recent years. Easy credit, low prices, instant online access, and a 24 hour promotional media all reinforce an expanding consumerism.

While much effort has gone into researching and implementing successful technical strategies for reducing waste and emissions, accelerating rates of consumption are undermining these efforts. It is clear that we need new systems-based approaches to reduce this excess consumption, including the excesses of our ‘waste-making’, to generate a more sustainable circular economy.

This conference invites participants to explore new approaches to reduce the speed, volume and impacts of ‘waste-ready’ global consumerism.

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Fashion and Gender (May 2015, University of Minnesota USA)

Dates: 1-2 May 2015
Location: University of Minnesota, USA
Website: http://design.umn.edu/fashionand/gender/
Deadline for proposals: 9 January 2015.

The University of Minnesota [USA] is organizing a symposium entitled Fashion and Gender to be held May 1-2, 2015. This symposium is the fourth in a symposium series entitled “Fashion And … ” connecting fashion with other themes of importance in today’s world. Members attending the symposia of Fashion And… examine the interconnections and intersections of fashion in today’s world.

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IASDR INTERPLAY 2015 (Nov 2015, Brisbane Australia)

Dates: 2-5 November 2015
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Website: http://www.iasdr2015.com
Deadline for submissions: 6 April 2015

IASDR 2015 invites papers, posters, workshops, exhibitions and doctoral colloquium submissions from any area of design research that explores the interplay between design research, science, technology and the arts. All submissions will be double blind reviewed. Submissions must be in English and submitted through the online submission system. All submissions should comply with IASDR 2015 guidelines. IASDR 2015 will explore the interaction of design research with science, technology and the arts. This continual INTERPLAY provides opportunities to explore interaction between cross-disciplinary knowledge and various design research approaches. IASDR 2015 aims to establish trans-disciplinary research platforms across diverse domains to foster new research and education opportunities and stimulate innovation. Call for Papers: We invite papers which offer original research and application across all domains of design: architecture, planning, industrial design, engineering design, software, interaction design, fashion or media design. The papers should demonstrate collaborative research and application with science or technology or the arts. Papers should be 3000 – 5000 words excluding abstracts and references and comply with IASDR 2015 guidelines.
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Special Issue of Materials & Design: Emerging Material Experiences (Nov 2014)

Website: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-and-design/
Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2014

Please see attached PDF file for details: specialissue-material-experiences

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.

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