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: UPDATED 14 July 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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GLIDE’14 CFP: Diversifying STEM (Nov 2014, online)

Dates: 12 November 2014 (streaming)
Location: online
Website: http://glideconference.org
Deadline for submission of 500-word abstracts: 15 March 2014

GLIDE (Global Interaction in Design Education) is a biennial, virtual conference that disseminates cutting-edge research on the important role of communication design within global society. The purpose of a virtual-only format is to bridge cultural and geographic divides in an eco-friendly way. The 4th GLIDE conference will stream Wednesday, November 12, 2014 starting at 8:15 AM. You are invited to submit full papers, poster papers, and online workshops on topics related to the role of communication design in diversifying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Special Issue of ACCESS – Supervising Practice: Perspectives on the Supervision of Creative Practice Research Higher Degrees (Jan 2014)

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rept20/current#.UpaefTAyZ8G
Deadline for submissions: 30 January 2014

Guest Editors: Associate Professor Jillian Hamilton and Dr Sue Carson

This special Issue of ACCESS journal builds on the successful Effective Supervision of Creative Arts Research Degrees (ESCARD) conference at QUT, Australia in 2013. http://supervisioncreativeartsphd.net.

Papers should engage with issues relating to the supervision of higher research degrees that involve creative practice (in fields such as visual and performing arts, design, creative writing, film or new media) and focus on themes such as:

Assisting students in developing the relationship between theory and practice in the structure and/or form of the thesis/exegesis/dissertation;
Solving challenges encountered in supervision;
Designing training, strategies, tools, or resources to facilitate smooth student progress;
Supporting the academic or professional development of PhD students;
Academic development for supervisors of creative arts research degrees.

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Intl Conf on Computational Creativity (June 2014, Slovenia)

Dates: 10-13 June 2014
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Website: http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2014/
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2014

Computational Creativity is the art, science, philosophy and engineering of computational systems which, by taking on particular responsibilities, exhibit behaviours that unbiased observers would deem to be creative. As a field of research, this area is thriving, with progress in formalising what it means for software to be creative, along with many exciting and valuable applications of creative software in the sciences, the arts, literature, gaming and elsewhere.

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The Creative Exchange Interactive Conference: Academic Engagement with the Creative Sector (Sep 2013, Lancaster UK)

Dates: 26-27 September 2013
Location: Lancaster University, UK
Website: http://thecreativeexchange.org/The-KE-Conference
Submission Requirements: 13 May 2013

This interactive conference is aimed at exploring new mutually beneficial exchanges between academia and the creative industries. It will not be a traditional ‘sit and listen’ conference. There will be a high degree of both experimentation in the form of the conference and interaction throughout the conference. Proud is contributing to one of the 3 experimental sessions within the conference.

We are calling for contributions from
- Academics developing new understandings of the creative sector
- Creative sector professionals interested in undertaking research and collaborating with academic partners

Addressing subjects including
- New processes, tools or approaches that facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration
- Insights, case studies, results and evaluation of knowledge exchange in practice

Submission: We invite you to submit a 2,000 word paper. We strongly encourage a wide range of papers and approaches, but equally would encourage submissions to include an indication of the research question(s)/issues addressed in the paper, and the approach employed in addressing these. Please include a 200 word summary.

New journal on design creativity

The International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation has been launched.
You can see the inaugural issue of the journal online on the following URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/tdci

Free access is available: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21650349.2013.754657

The journal is currently receiving paper submissions for review.

Please submit your original papers and encourage your colleagues to submit their papers to the journal.

Critique 2013: in intl conf reflecting on creative practice in art, architecture, and design (Nov 2013, Adelaide Australia)

Dates: 26-29 November 2013
Location: University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Website: www.critique2013.com
Deadline for submission of abstracts: UPDATED 7 April 2013

Critique, and by extension criticism, is a vital part of both the everyday creative-practice and teaching in the creative disciplines. The critique of creative works, such as buildings, drawings, images, or artworks, is pivotal for creative practitioners and the broader public to understand the work’s creative and cultural value. In other words, not just judgements of the aesthetic pleasure that the creative work might provide, but, more broadly, what cultural values and critical positions are expressed by the work. However, there are fewer and fewer opportunities and forums in which to mount such cultural critiques of creative practice and its production. The nature and role of critique is changing. So to the public’s perceived value of critique has waned since the 60s, and today is largely thought of as exclusionary intellectual navel-gazing that only permeates the walls of universities and academic journals. The more familiar everyday practice of debating the latest shock-jock celebrity gossip or news-cycle driven political sound-bite seems preferable to deeper and more meaningful interrogations of cultural and environmental questions. It would appear that perhaps both the critique and the critic are in need of cultural reinvention.

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GIDEC 2013: Gaborone International Design Conference (September 2013, Gaborone Botswana)

Dates: 24-26 September 2013
Location: University of Botswana, Africa
Website: http://www.gidec2013.com/
Deadline for submissions of abstracts: 7 January 2013

Design in developing countries or new emerging economies especially in Africa is not recognized as a driving force for developing alternative socio-economic opportunities. There are few universities and institutions of high learning that offer design related courses in Africa. What could be some of the contributing factors to this scenario if design has the potential to change the society’s lives? Therefore, the goal of the Gaborone International Design Conference (GIDEC) 2013 is to lay the groundwork to build a scholarly community and advance the state of the art in design, research, theory, and practice, and produce a significant contribution to the field through the paper presentations, and conference proceedings.

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ACM Creativity and Cognition 2013 (June 2013, Sydney Australia)

Location: Sydney, Australia
Dates: 17-20 June, 2013
Website: http://cc13.creativityandcognition.com
Deadline for submission of papers and posters: 17 December 2012

The University of Technology, Sydney will host the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013. The organising committee would like to invite you to join us in Sydney for another conference in this very successful series.

For 2013 the conference theme will be `Intersections and Interactions’, due to the inter-disciplinarity that is inherent in the study of creativity and cognition. June 2013 will be an exciting time for Sydney, as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013) will run from the 7th to 16th, as well as the Vivid Festival of  Arts from the 24th of May until the 10th of June.

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AIEDAM Special Issue on Computational Creativity (Sep 2012)

Deadline for submission: 15 September 2012
Website: http://aiedam.usc.edu/index.php/SpecialIssues/Vol27No4
To appear Fall 2013, Vol.27, No.4

Guest Editors: Dan Ventura & Mary Lou Maher

Computational Creativity is a newly emerging subfield of AI (among others) that is defined as the study and simulation, by computational means, of behavior, natural and artificial, which would, if observed in humans, be deemed creative. As systems and methodologies become more mature, it becomes increasingly important that we have some rigorous and common practice for evaluating their performance and claims made based on their results or behaviors.

The study of computational creativity provides many opportunities for interdisciplary research between Engineering, Cognitive Science and Computer Science. This special issue aims to capture a snapshot of some of the best work in this intersection of areas. For this issue, we will broaden the scope to also include papers that discuss creativity in domains other than engineering and design, including mathematics, scientific discovery, linguistics and the arts. We are interested in papers whose focus is the combination of creativity and computation in a significant way, and in particular, we are interested in papers that in some significant way address the issue of evaluation.

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