9th Intl Design & Emotion Conference (Oct 2014, Bogotá Colombia)

Dates: 6-10 October 2014
Location: Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia
Website: http://de2014.uniandes.edu.co
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2014

With the conference’s current motto “The Colors of Care” the organizing committee opens the discussion on the relation between Design, Emotion and Social Innovation. We invite practitioners and researchers from the fields of design, social science, humanities, marketing and business, psychology, engineering, HCI and health sciences, to submit research results and case studies that explore basic aspects of human emotions(individual or collective), demonstrate the application of theories of emotion in functional applications, or discuss developments of experimental artifacts from the point of view of design, social practices and emotion.

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Design Research Journal special issue: design in and for public sector and public spaces (April 2013)

Theme: design in and for public sector and public spaces
Deadline for submission: 1 April 2013
Website: http://bit.ly/VLPEkW

The complete call for papers can be found at http://bit.ly/VLPEkW.

We especially welcome contributions that develop our understanding of and theories for:

  • Embedding design capacity in public organisations
  • Public and community spaces
  • Reconfiguration of structures that promote resourcefulness
  • Design in public procurement
  • Design for health and care

Contributions in other aspects of design in and for public sector are of course welcome.

2013 Design 4 Health Conference (July 2013, Sheffield UK)

Location: Sheffield-Hallam University, Sheffield UK
Dates: 3-5 July 2013
Website: http://www.design4health.org.uk/
Deadline for abstracts: 8 February 2013

This conference seeks to explore the relationship between design, and health and wellbeing. Good design can deliver widespread benefits to society but how can design practice and processes meet the challenges of health and wellbeing in the 21st Century? Through this conference we aim to develop environments and propose creative strategies for future living in which people of all ages and abilities ‘not merely survive’ but are enabled and empowered to live with dignity, independence and fulfilment.

The conference provides a platform for dialogue between designers, healthcare professionals, funding bodies, researchers and users. The conference features an exhibition of innovative health related artefacts and designs plus special sessions and workshops.

Those participating in the Call for Papers and Exhibition Proposals might include designers, practitioners and researchers in health and wellbeing, and representatives from the health and design industries and funding bodies.

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Fashion And Health Symposium, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 20-21

Registration is now open for the 2012 Fashion And Health SYMPOSIUM April 20-21, 2012 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. The registration fee for general admission is $200 US and the fee for graduate and undergraduate students is $100.  Registration

This symposium connects fashion to the topic of health. Through a series of scholarly presentations, panel discussions, design presentations, the symposium participants will explore, define, and document the interconnections between fashion and health.

The symposium has an inclusive definition of the term “fashion”. While fashion is often understood to center on apparel choices, fashion can be recognized as the current style or aesthetic choice in any design field. Proposals are welcome from divergent fields such as architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, history, interior design, graphic design, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies.

Symposium formats will include poster sessions, concurrent individual presentations [15 minutes], plenary sessions [60 minutes], and panel or collaborative presentations.

Important dates:
April 1, 2012: Full papers due and received
April 20-22, 2012: Symposium

See the conference website for further information:

http://design.umn.edu/fashionand/health/

DIS’12 Workshop: Designing Wellbeing (June 2012, Newcastle UK)

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Dates: 11-12 June 2012
Website: http://di.ncl.ac.uk/designwellbeing/
Deadline for submissions: 16 March 2012

This two-day workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers, designers and practitioners who are currently working on wellbeing in the field of interaction design or health care, or are interested in the topic.

Wellbeing is defined as positive mental health, it is not only the absence of mental illness but the presence of positive psychological functioning. The workshop aims to establish a foundational agenda for interaction design research around this concept of wellbeing. It will provide a platform to share experiences and resources, create new ideas for design and build valuable future collaborations. The workshop will further include activities that allow for the experience of different aspects of wellbeing. Moreover, workshop attendees will be invited to collaboratively create design concepts that have the potential to support peoples’ wellbeing and will develop first prototypes using Gadgeteer.

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3rd Biennial, Global Interaction in Design Conference (Nov. 7, 2012, virtually)

New deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March 2012.
For more information, visit http://glideconference.org/

Full and poster paper proposals are invited for presentation at the 3rd Global Interaction in Design Conference to be held virtually on November 7, 2012. GLIDE is a biennial, virtual conference that disseminates cutting-edge research on topics related to interaction between designers and global communities. The purpose of a virtual-only format is to bridge cultural and geographic divides in an eco-friendly way.

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7th Intl Conf on Persuasive Technology: Design for health and safety (Jun 2012, Linköping Sweden)

Dates: June 6–8, 2012
Location: Linköping, SWEDEN
Deadline for full papers: 6 Jan 2012
Website: www.ida.liu.se/conferences/persuasive2012

Persuasive Technology is a stimulating interdisciplinary research field that focuses on how interactive technologies and services can be designed to change people’s attitudes and behaviors. Influenced by areas such as classic rhetoric, social psychology and ubiquitous computing, researchers in this field are typically designing applications for domains such as health, business, safety, and education. The 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (Persuasive 2012) will build on the successful prior conferences held at Eindhoven, Stanford, Oulu, Copenhagen, Claremont, and Columbus. The conference will feature the latest insights into how mobile and internet-based applications such as mobile games and social networking sites can be designed to influence behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. The conference is expected to gather researchers, practitioners, and students who are interested in networking, presenting, discussing and reflecting on central themes associated with persuasive computing and design.

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European Design 4 Health Conference (Jul 2011, Sheffield UK)

Location: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Dates: 13 – 15 July 2011
Website: http://www.design4health.org.uk/
Deadline for submission: 21 January 2011

The conference provides a platform for dialogue between designers, healthcare professionals, funding bodies, researchers and users. We invite submissions to the conference in the following forms:

  • Abstract submissions: extended abstracts that address the conference themes
  • Exhibition proposals: exhibits of innovative artefacts or systems that make significant progress in design for health

Please visit www.design4health.org.uk for full details.
Join the conference mailing list<https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=DESIGN4HEALTH> for regular updates.

CFP: “Participatory Design with Health & Social Care Institutions” PDC2010 workshop (Sydney, Australia)

Monday 29th November, 2010, Sydney, Australia.
Participatory Design has much to offer in the reconfiguration of health and social care to cope with changing demographics and ageing populations. However, these domains offer distinctive challenges for PD. For example:

  • how to fully involve participants who may have limited capabilities;
  • how to influence large institutions where positivist approaches to knowledge and research may predominate;
  • how to relate to the interests of, and existing power relations between patients, health and care workers, taxpayers, insurers and private owners;
  • how to operate within formalised frameworks for ethical regulation.

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Design and Health Special Journal 2010 – AMJ (Australiasian Medical Journal)

Following the very successful Special Edition on ‘Health and Design’ in 2009, we invite you to submit papers for the Special Edition on Health and Design September 2010. AMJ (Australiasian Medical Journal) www.amj.net.au is a new and rapidly developing medical journal that is open to all innovative opportunities. Please follow this link to download the invitation:

http://www.amj.net.au/index.php?journal=AMJ&page=article&op=viewFile&path%5B%5D=231&path%5B%5D=519

300 word abstract due 1 April 2010.

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