Focus Section of Interaction Design and Architecture(s): Designing Self-Care for Everyday Life (Nov 2014)

Website: http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/idea2010/login.php
Deadline for submissions: 21 November 2014

To be published at the Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) (ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)

Self-managing a chronic condition is a challenging activity. It requires patients and caregivers to deal with symptoms and the possible resulting disability, to manage emotions, and mediate their relationship with health professionals. Self-care technologies have tried to help in these tasks in multiple ways, including watching the evolution of symptoms, performing health measurements, or connecting with others that have the same condition. Nevertheless, self-care technologies often fail to integrate themselves into people’s everyday life.

Designing self-care technology for everyday life requires an in-depth understanding of the self-care strategies people use, the contexts in which they live, and tools they have at their disposal. Acquiring this understanding requires new approaches to the design of self-care technologies.

The aim of this focus section is to invite researchers to explore the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and theoretical insights of self-care technologies to broaden the scope of IxD&A and HCI research in self-care. This body of work is likely to inform the new generation of more holistic self-care technologies that takes into account people’s everyday life and experiences.

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DeSForM2015: Aesthetics of Interaction | Dynamic, Multisensory, Wise (Oct 2015, Milan Italy)

Dates: 13-17 October 2015
Location: Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Website: http://www.desform2015.polimi.it
Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2015

The works traditionally presented at DeSForM investigate the evolving nature of design artifacts and how new forms or objects’ aesthetics convey meaning. We aim to discuss the potential, the limits, and the constraints of designing intriguing experiences with technology-affected artifacts (be they tangible, virtual or intangible). We will also explore the balance of aesthetics, ethics, meaning, and emotion in design.

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Special Issue of Intl Review of Social Research: Culture, Market and Society – Between marketization of culture and culturalization of market (Dec 2014)

Website: http://www.irsr.eu
Deadline for submission: 1 December 2014

This special issue will be published as Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2015.

Guest editors: Philippe Chantepie (Ecole Polytechnique-Telecom Paris-Tech / Orange), Anda Becu=00 (National Institute for Research and Cultural Training), Dan Eugen Raiu (Babe-Bolyai University)

In the last decades of the 20th century the academic research has become aware of and interested in the changes brought by the industrialization and democratization of culture. Whatever the concepts used to define these changes – “information society”, “new economy”, “creative economy”, “knowledge-based economy”, or “network society”, they reflect the interest in the relation between culture, society and economy. Mass society corresponds to a high scale of production, distribution and consumption of cultural artifacts and services. In this context, the art for the sake of art becomes questionable and this has transformed the cultural field and the artists as well. A new definition of culture, more extensive and inclusive, was needed to express different values and practices. Authors like Pierre Bourdieu or Richard Florida opened the debate, by bringing into the attention of academic world social and cultural practices ignored before and they launched a new approach in their research field.

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Five Years of DesignCalls

10 October 2014 marked the 5th anniversary of this blog.  In that time, over 650 CFPs have been posted. The blog has over 1200 followers and has had over 330,000 “hits.”

This is in very large part due to all the contributions that have been made.  I’m only the “stenographer.”  So I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to this blog.  If it enjoys any success, it’s due to the fine contributions that have been made.

Thanks!

Special Issue of Constructivist Foundations: Composing Conferences: Exploring Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Format (Nov 2014)

Website: http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/special/composing/
Deadline for expressions of interest: 17 November 2014

The goal for this special issue of is to explore constructivist alternatives to the conventional paper presentation format of academic conferences. How can a conference be organised so that it can be an active place of questioning and exchange where new research questions can be composed and addressed? How can exploratory conversations be central rather than peripheral to the programme? In what ways do constructivist approaches to fields such as education or science also suggest possible rethinkings of academic practices more generally?

Please find the more information here: http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/special/composing/

Expressions of interest due: Monday 17 November 2014
Submission deadline for full paper submissions: Friday 6 March 2015

Please send texts or enquiries to composing@constructivistfoundations.info.

CEEA 2015: Experiential Engineering Education (May 2015, Hamilton Canada)

Dates: 31 May – 3 June 2015
Location: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://www.ceea2015-mcmaster.ca
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 26 January 2015

The Canadian Engineering Education Association’s Annual Conference (CEEA2015-McMaster) will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario from May 31 to June 3, 2015. All areas of engineering education research and practice are invited, but we would like to theme the broader discussion around what experiential education means for our students. This conference offers a unique venue for academics and practitioners to discuss recent trends in engineering education and education research. The conference includes workshops, plenary sessions, and technical sessions.

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AIGA/DEC Conference: Spaces of Learning (April 2015, Toronto Canada)

Dates: 16-18 April 2015
Location: School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://spacesoflearning.aiga.org/
Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 Oct 2014

SOL

This conference seeks to activate three conversational platforms embedded in the conference title.

1) Design Education as Interface
2) Design Education as Diverse Cultural and Social Space
3) Design Education as Politics.

The conference will explore the idea that graphic design education is rapidly evolving: the social spaces we work in, and the practices of teaching and learning we engage with, are themselves mediated by larger contexts of social, cultural, political and technological change. Mindful of these changing contexts our conference will seek to pose questions about the assumptions we make about the relationship between making design, thinking about design, asking questions about design and theorizing design in as open and potentially interdisciplinary a framework as possible.

We will also address how, as a specific discipline of making, we are uniquely placed to explore the limits of the emerging conversation about visual communication and visual culture in contemporary spaces of learning.

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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