7th Intl Conf on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (Jan 2011, New Zealand)

Dates: 5-7 January 2011
Location: University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
website: http://www.SustainabilityConference.com.

If you intend to present a paper at the Conference, your participation begins with submission of a paper proposal. For information on proposals, presentation types, and other options, see: http://onsustainability.com/conference-2011/call-for-papers/#ppt. To submit a proposal, see: http://onsustainability.com/conference-2011/call-for-papers/. Please note that if your proposal is accepted, you will then need to register for the Conference.

Those who submit paper proposals should register following the acceptance of the proposal. Conference delegates who do not intend to present may register at any time. For registration options or to register for the 2010 Sustainability Conference, see: http://onsustainability.com/conference-2011/register/.

A complete list of themes for this conference is available at http://onsustainability.com/ideas/themes/.

DESIRE 2010: 1st DESIRE Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design (Aug 2010, Denmark)

16-17 August 2010, Aarhus University, Denmark; http://www.desireconference.org.
Full paper submission deadline: 20 April 2010.

The DESIRE Network is pleased to announce the First Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design, to be held in Aarhus, Denmark on 16‐17 August, 2010. The conference theme is theories and models of the creative processes in design. Full papers are invited on topics dealing with methods, tools and techniques for supporting creative design processes, innovation, and creativity training.

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Create10: The conference for innovative interaction design (Jul 2010, Edinburgh UK)

Dates: 30th June – 2nd July 2010
Location: Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh UK
Website: http://www.create-conference.org/.

The Create10 conference is seeking submissions in the form of full papers, workshops, short presentations, demonstrations and exhibits. This year’s theme is Transitions.

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INTECH 2010: Intl Conf on Innovative Technologies (Sep 2010, Prague)

The International Conference on Innovative Technologies (INTECH 2010) will be held on September 14-16, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic. Within the framework of the conference a one day free of charge trip to the Brno industry fair will be organized. The conference fee is only 280 euro. Also, selected papers will be considered for publication in issues of CC, SCI and CSA journals. The website is http://www.in-tech.info.

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CEEA2010: Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (June 2010, Kingston Ontario)

Theme: Exploring the future of engineering education.
First Deadline: 300 word abstracts due 15 March 2010.
Website: http://www.ceea2010.ca/.

The Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) is a new organization whose mission is to “enhance the competence and relevance of graduates from Canadian Engineering schools through continuous improvement in engineering education and design education.”    This first annual CEEA conference will integrate and grow on the previous efforts of the Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN) and the Canadian Congress on Engineering Education (C2E2).    We strongly encourage the broad community of engineering educators to join us – from Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Arts & Science, Education, Libraries, Teaching and Learning Centres, and Industry.  Relevant student papers are also welcomed.

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SiGradDi 2010: Disruption, Modelling, and Construction: Shifting Dialogues (Nov 2010, Bogota Columbia)

SiGraDi (Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics) has been organizing conferences since 1997 and is the Southamerican peer of ECAADE, ACADIA, CAADRIA and ASCAAD, which some of you might be familiar with.  See http://sigradi2010.uniandes.edu.co/.

Congress that will be held between 17th and 19th November 2010 in Bogota, Colombia. It will be hosted by Universidad de los Andes, and put together by the Architecture and Design Department along with Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Departments in search for connections between disciplines.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 April 2010.

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EPIC 2010: 道 Dō / The Way of Ethnography (Aug 2010, Tokyo)

When: August 29-September 1, 2010
Where: Midtown Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
Papers: Abstract submission deadline March 14, 2010
Workshops: Proposal submission deadline April 22, 2010
Artifacts: Proposal submission deadline May 2, 2010
Pecha Kucha: Proposal submission deadline May 9, 2010
Website: http://www.epiconference.com/epic2010.

The start of this new decade marks an exciting new departure for EPIC, as we move beyond North America and Europe for the first time to Tokyo.

EPIC is the premier international forum bringing together artists, computer scientists, designers, social scientists, marketers, academics and advertisers – and others! – to discuss recent developments and future advances around ethnographic praxis.

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IJDesign: Special Issue on Designing for Aesthetics of Interaction (March 2010)

Full Paper Due: 1 March 2010

Now that the world of HCI has united with the world of product design, and computers are no longer merely a means for doing our jobs but also an integral part of our lives, one might question the appropriateness of functionality and efficiency as the main guiding principles for design. The spectrum of efficiency, productivity and, in general, “getting things done” has been enriched by other values, such as those represented by curiosity, playfulness, intimacy and creativity. User experience and the aesthetics of that experience are becoming increasingly paramount.

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New Theme for DesignCalls

I’ve changed the theme for this blog.  The biggest problem was that the tag cloud was getting too big to render nicely in the relatively small box assigned to it.  Also, I was quite limited in the number of widgets I could display.  I hope the new theme is a little better that way.

Association of Art Historians Student Summer Symposium (June 2010, Leeds UK)

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 24 – 25 June 2010.
Call for Student Papers; deadline 28 Feb 2010.

Architectural Objects: Discussing Spatial Form Across Art Histories

The ‘spatial turn’ in the history of art has had a significant impact on the understanding of artistic practice and the built environment, and the formal and political complexities of space in a broader sense. This symposium explores the role of architectural theory and practice within multiple art histories, working across theoretical and aesthetic categories to redefine notions of space and form. From Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, to the spatial environments of LeCorbusier and Robert Morris, this interrelationship has challenged and reconfigured canonic divisions between architecture, ornament, sculpture and performance. Within a global perspective, the ‘architectural object’ can be traced throughout many histories of cultural production, demonstrated within the sculpted interiors of temples and mosques, the conceptual forms of the stupa or reliquary, or the use of decorative ‘architectura’ within ornamental schemes.

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