Bridging the Divide: Developing & Applying Design Methodologies for Cross-Cultural Collaboration (March 2014, London, UK)

Symposium & Workshop Call for Participants

Date: Saturday 15th March 2014
Time: 9.30 – 18.00
Location: Lecture Theatre, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London
Website: http://ual.force.com/apex/EventFormPage?id=a0RD0000009biQhMAI&book=true

We would like to invite participants for a one-day research symposium and workshop on cross-cultural collaboration. Facilitated by an AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Award, it is centred around the exhibition The Craft of Ubuntu: An Exploration of Collaboration through Making, which is being shown in Cape Town and London as part of the World Design Capital 2014 official programme. 

The speakers include guests from WDC2014 Cape Town: Professor Mugendi M’Rithaa (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), Andile Dyalvane (South African ceramicist), Dr Katherine Ladd (University of Brighton), Simon Maidment (Kingston University), Dr Kirsten Scott (RCA), Sarah Rhodes (CSM) and John Ballyn (Independent Design Consultant). 

Whilst the morning presentations will be on cross-disciplinary practice in an African context, the focus on the day is on wider cross-cultural collaboration in design and craft research. The discourse will centre on:

  • The success, and importantly, failure of such partnerships;
  • The politics of working together;
  • Negotiating collaboration across disciplinary and cultural borders:
  • What might future collaborations look like?

Attendance is by RSVP only – If you would like to attend, please send an email to Sarah Rhodes: s.rhodes1@arts.ac.uk 

 

3rd Intl Conf on Design Creativity (Jan 2015, Bangalore India)

Dates: 12-14 January 2015
Location: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Website: http://www.cpdm.iisc.ernet.in/icdc2014
Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2014

Design Creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying design creativity, computational models of design creativity, and practical processes to incorporate the human and social dimensions.

3rd ICDC is an official conference of the Design Society promoted by its Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Creativity. The SIG was established in 2007; since then, its ambit has expanded to include engineering design, industrial design, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and cognitive science.

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OpenSym (WikiSym) 2014: 10th Intl Symp on Open Collaboration (August 2014, Berlin Germany)

Dates: 27-29 August 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: http://opensym.org/os2014
Deadline for submissions: 20 April 2014

The 10th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2014) is the premier conference on open collaboration research, including wiki and social media, Wikipedia, free, libre, and open source software, open data, open access, and IT-driven open innovation research.  OpenSym is the first conference series to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research, seeking to create synergies and inspire new research between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world.

OpenSym is held in-cooperation with ACM SIGWEB and ACM SIGSOFT and the conference proceedings will be archived in the ACM digital library like all prior editions.

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RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: DESIGNING CRITICAL MESSAGES Collaboration-Communication-Education-Sustainability

Research symposium-Designing Critical Messages

MONDAY 24 JUNE 2013 —10.30AM
PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY
Lec­ture Theatre 1
Roland Lev­in­sky
Drakes Cir­cus Plymouth

This is a unique free event.
A day of dis­cus­sion about pro­act­ive, react­ive, reflect­ive design meth­ods and practices.

Dif­fer­ent types of research are fun­da­mental to design.
New forms of com­mon empathy help us cre­ate a plat­form to ques­tion and act on the chal­lenges we face in the future. When deployed wisely design and archi­tec­ture can bring us pleas­ure, choice, strength, decency and much more, but if abused, the out­come can be waste­ful, con­fus­ing, humi­li­at­ing and dangerous.

None of us can avoid being affected by design, whether or not we wish to. It is so ubi­quit­ous that it determ­ines how we feel and what we do, often without our noticing.

Our world is chan­ging and how we edu­cate for that world is chan­ging too, this day event will weave some threads of how we might tackle, under­stand and reflect on these changes.

SPEAKERS
DR SARAH TEASLEY
DR GARY ANDERSON
ANNE HOWESON
MATT HOCKING

Sustainable Technologies and Transdisciplinary Futures: From Collaborative Design to Digital Fabrication (July 2013, Lisbon)

Dates: 8-12 July 2013
Location: ISCTE-IUL University Institute of Lisbon
Website: sttf2013.iscte-iul.pt
Deadline for Applications: 1 April 2013

STTF2013 invites you to apply for a one week intensive programme of social and technical methods, in a transdisciplinary environment that will engage participants in both conceptual and practical activities with all four pillars of sustainability as background.

STTF2013 is intended for Master and PhD students, researchers, and professionals from STS, Product and Service Design, Social Sciences and Humanities, Architecture and Engineering, Communication and Media, Environmental Studies, Economics and Management, Computer Sciences, and others.

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WikiSym, the 9th Intl Symp on Wikis and Open Collaboration and OpenSym, the 2013 Intl Symp on Open Collaboration (August 2013, Hong Kong)

Dates: 5-7 August 2013
Location: Hong Kong, China
Website: http://www.wikisym.org/email/ and http://www.opensym.org/email/
Deadline for submissions: 17 March 2013

The 2013 Joint International Symposium on Open Collaboration (WikiSym + OpenSym 2013) is the premier conference on open collaboration research, including wikis and social media, Wikipedia, free, libre, and open source software, open access, open data and open government research. WikiSym is in its 9th year and will be complemented by OpenSym, a new conference on open collaboration research and an adjunct to the successful WikiSym conference series.

WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 is the first conference to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research, seeking to create synergies and inspire new research between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world.

WikiSym + OpenSym 2013 will be held in Hong Kong, China, on August 5-7, 2013. WikiSym is in-cooperation with ACM SIGWEB and OpenSym is in-cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT.

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10th Conf of the European Academy of Design (April 2013, Gothenburg Sweden)

Dates: April 17-19 2013
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Website: http://www.craftingthefuture.se
Deadline for submission of intention to submit: May 15, 2012

The theme of the conference is designer’s practice knowledge. How can the specific knowledge of designers be brought forward, articulated, made visible and be understood and used in contexts like innovation, business developmente and social change?

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VisualCol 2012: Intl Workshop on Visualization and Collaboration (May 2012, Denver)

Dates: 21-25 May 2012
Location: The Westin Westminster Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA
Workshop website: http://cts2012.cisedu.info/2-conference/workshops/workshop-17-visualcol
Submission Deadline: February 05, 2012

This workshop is being run in Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP, as part of The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012).

This workshop on Visualization and Collaboration – to be held as part of the 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012) – will focus on visualization and its role in collaboration. The objective is to highlight key issues and solutions for interactive visualization in a collaborative environment. We invite original contributions from researchers and practitioners in academia, government, and industry in this emerging visualization specialty.

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Intl J Prod Devel: Special Issue: International Engineering Operations (Dec 2011)

An invitation for high-quality submissions for a forthcoming special issue on “International Engineering Operations” to appear in the International Journal of Product Development. The Full call can be found at http://www.inderscience.com/browse/callpaper.php?callID=1692
Deadline for submissions: 5 Dec 2011.

Articles will be processed as received, and submitters will be notified promptly if they do not fit this special issue. Full review of an article will be accomplished by one of the Guest Editors and two reviewers.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written). Please submit your manuscript directly via email to either Yufeng Zhang or Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, deadline for submissions is 5th December 2011. Please direct questions to either Yufeng Zhang via zhangys@bham.ac.uk or Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen via sakr@man.dtu.dk

WikiSym 2011: 7th Intl Symp on Wikis and Open Collaboration (Oct 2011, California)

Dates: October 3-5, 2011 | Mountain View, California
Website: http://www.wikisym.org/ws2011
Submission Deadline: 1 April 2011

The International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration (WikiSym) is the premier conference on open collaboration and related technologies. In 2011, WikiSym celebrates its 7th year of scholarly, technical and community innovation in Mountain View, California at the Microsoft Research Campus in Silicon Valley.

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