Call for papers: Message – Edition 2

Mes­sage
Typography, Lettering and Text as Image (edition 2)
Where are the boundaries of communication and meaning?
Website: http://messageresearch.net

Call for academic submissions
Scholarly submissions are invited for consideration in the full colour, large format, and international journal, Message.

Deadline for submission of abstracts (300-500 words): 8 September 2014
Notification of abstract acceptances: 15 September 2014
Full paper/report (4000-6000 words): 5 January 2015

Email to: v.squire@plymouth.ac.uk

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Summer School of Making (Aug 2014, Belgium)

Dates: 24 August – 5 September 2014
Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
Website: http://www.summerschoolofmaking.be
Deadline for application: ASAP

LEARN NEW SKILLS THIS SUMMER IN MOTION GRAPHICS / CREATIVE PROTOTYPING

Creative students or young professionals from all over the world come together in the final weeks of the summer in Belgium.
Are you a creative from a technical creative discipline such as: digital design, motion design, product design, architecture, industrial design, furniture design, typography, interior design, graphic design, animation,…? Come to Kortrijk to perfection your model making or motion design skills and learn from professionals from the industry. You can expect intense master classes, fully equipped workshops which are almost 24/7 at your disposal and a hands-on, international learning experience. In week 1 we organize a bunch of hands-on technical, creative workshops spread over 2 tracks: creative prototyping or motion graphics. If you want to put your new learned skills to the test, stay for another week in which we will challenge you with a creative and multidisciplinary design assignment.

J Communication Design (July 2014)

Website: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/journal/journal-of-communication-design/
Deadline to submit abstracts for 2015 publication: 1 July 2014

Editor-in-Chief: Teal Triggs, Royal College of Art, UK

Bloomsbury Publishing is delighted to announce that from 2015 it will be the publisher of Journal of Communication Design: Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research, the official publication of Icograda (The International Council of Communication Design). Journal of Communication Design was originally launched by Icograda in 2009 as an online publication called Iridescent with the aim of providing a platform to share ideas and findings between scholars and researchers across different cultures and to facilitate collaboration between the members of the Icograda network.

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SWA The First Annual Student Web Awards – May 31, 2014

The first annual Student Web Awards intends to become a highly anticipated yearly competition and showcase of the best in student Web design. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate student work. 

This contest is an online exhibition, juried by leading design practitioners and educators. The jurors selected for this event share a passion for design education and a commitment to supporting emerging design talent.

We invite you to submit the best of your student Web design work! All submitted work will be evaluated for both its visual and interactive merit. Each accepted work will be eligible to win awards in the following categories:

  • TYPOGRAPHY
  • VISUAL DESIGN
  • INTERACTIVITY
  • USER EXPERIENCE
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE
  • BEST IN SHOW

Contest entry is free. Only one submission per entrant. Multiple submissions will result in exclusion from the contest. Any Web design-related project completed while all team members were students is eligible. Only accepted entrants will be notified of the status of their submissions. Accepted work will be added to the gallery within approximately one month of submission. 

All submissions must be received no later than May 31st, 2014. 
Voting for the People’s Choice Award will remain open for one month after the contest deadline.

 http://studentwebawards.net

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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Call for Papers – Progetto Grafico International Graphic Design Magazine (IT) – Topic: Play

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Play

edited by Serena Brovelli, Maria Rosaria Digregorio, Luciano Perondi

[Play] is an activity which proceeds within certain limits of time and space, in a visible order, according to rules freely accepted, and outside the sphere of necessity or material utility. (Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens, 1939)

Play, in all its many forms, involves all ages of life. Designing for games and play is, therefore, a complex, multifaceted activity that occurs on many different levels.

With this issue of Progetto Grafico, we place play at the center of designers’ attention, both as a rich source of design ideas as well as a design realm in and of itself, involving the use of various skills and resources.
Play is an experience that exists in an arbitrarily defined space and time; it has a precise aim, and is based upon a series of mutually accepted rules and conventions. The latter provide its key structure: the comprehension and agreement upon such rules and conventions are what make players a part of the game, and allow them to reach the goal the game was designed for.

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Call for Papers – Progetto Grafico International Graphic Design Magazine (IT) – Topic: Traces

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Traces

edited by Luigi Farrauto, Claude Marzotto, Silvia Sfligiotti

In this issue of Progetto grafico, devoted to “Traces”—indices, markers, clues, imprints, and diagrams—we would like to explore visual communications that, rather than focusing on mere representation, deal with the dimension of time.

First and foremost, traces have historical value: in any and every artifact, they take us back to the moment the object was thought up, revealing the reasoning and techniques by which it was produced. Oftentimes, they also reveal subjective choices and incidents during development that betray an underlying human factor that seemingly contradicts the presumed neutrality of graphic design.

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Dialects of Design Education and Research Conference (November 2013, Istanbul Turkey)

Dates: 15 November 2013
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Website: http://www.idacongress.com/2013istanbul/?page=education_conference
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 7 January 2013

We are pleased to announce the Dialects of Design Education and Research Conference (15 November 2013), the academic component of the 2013 IDA Congress which will be held between 15-17 November 2013 in Istanbul.

Dialects of Design Education and Research Conference will explore the theme of 2013 IDA Congress Istanbul “Design Dialects” in the realm of design education and research focusing on the three disciplines of the International Design Alliance (IDA) which are industrial design, communication/graphic design and interior architecture/design. This educational conference will provide a platform for design academics to discuss challenges and opportunities among designers, educators or researchers.

You can find the call for papers and posters http://www.idacongress.com/2013istanbul/?page=education_conference here.

{MoDe} Motion Design Education Summit (April 2013, Notre Dame Indiana USA)

Dates: 26-27 April 2013
Deadline for submissions: 14 December 2012
Location: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
{MoDe} is a gathering of design educators who specialize, research and teach in the area of motion graphic design. This event will address the growing field of motion graphic design and the need for academically driven text and examples to support and challenge design educators.
Contributors / attendees will be part of a collective knowledge that will produce a manifesto that describes the impact of motion design, recognizes leaders in the field, considers the future of professional practice and academia, builds a foundation for coursework and theory and finally provides educators a space for sharing, comparing and disseminating teaching innovations and methodologies. Finally we will produce an e-book for the iPad that reproduces the concepts of motion by actually using animation and demonstration within the illustrations and exercises.
We seek participation by motion design experts from both academia and professional practice. Those looking to participate can apply by sending a letter of interest to modesummit@gmail.com. Please include:
+  A Bio (less than 300 words)
+  A Curriculum Vitae or Resume
+  Samples of personal work or student work, animations preferred.

2013 AIGA Design Educators Conference (April 2013, Norfolk Virginia USA)

Dates: 12-14 April 2013
Location: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
Website: http://bluntconference.aiga.org/
Deadline for submissions of proposals: 1 August 2012

Theme: Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now

Blunt describes this conference’s aspiration and topic. It is a term that invokes our potential and our problems, and suggests the type of dialog we seek to engage. To be effective, criticism must be keen and direct, undiluted by concessions to academic or professional propriety. Graphic design is firmly established as a unique form of practice, but we do not yet have a developed body of literature that serves to question, critique and propose alternate interpretations of our way of viewing the world. Criticism is an activity, but not necessarily a negative one. Criticism is also productive and projective. It can reimagine and reconfigure existing relationships between design and other disciplines. Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now is dedicated to the exploration of graphic design criticism and outspoken applications of its practice. Blunt invites contrarian statements to prevailing wisdom on graphic design practice, education, and criticism.

In order to conceptualize a critical practice, Blunt proposes that we foster an awareness of—and need for—the conceptual tools, techniques and vehicles of critical practice by writing back at graphic design, challenging established views and assessing possibilities.

Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now will present speakers who will address the discourse of criticism in design, critique aspects of graphic design practice, and present or propose methods of critical thought. Conference sessions are divided into the areas of practice, history, writing, and education. Workshops are planned in critical writing and the practical concerns of curriculum and advancement in academia.

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