Workshop 07- CHCI&ID: Intl W/S on Collaboration: Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design (May 2011, Philadelphia)

As part of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)
Dates: May 23 – 27, 2011
The Sheraton University City Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Submission Deadline:  January 21, 2011

The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011) is targeted “to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in collaboration enterprises, their modeling and simulation, design and use, applications, and their impact.”

The 2011 International Workshop on Collaboration:  Human-Centered Issues &  Interactivity Design (CHCI&ID 2011) focuses specifically on the human-centered issues connected to collaboration technologies and systems.  We are especially interested in the contexts of how human-computer interaction (HCI) and interactivity design are implicated in collaboration.  The human-centered issues include the social implications of technologies and systems for collaboration, the sustainability implications, ethics, privacy, diversity and social inclusion, health, and other concerns at the nexus of human collaboration needs and practices and the mediation of collaborations by technologies and systems.

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FUTURE TALKS 011: Technology and Conservation of Modern Materials in Design (Oct 2011, Munich)

Dates: October 26 to 28, 2011
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 March 2011

The Conservation Department, Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich – is pleased to announce the subsequent event of our last year, very enthusiastically received, international conference FUTURE TALKS 009:
FUTURE TALKS 011. Technology and Conservation of Modern Materials in Design, to be held at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany.

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CHI 2011 Workshop: Designer Experience – Exploring Ways to Design in Experience (May 2011, Vancouver)
Submission deadline: Jan 14, 2011

Designers are not users, and they should not design for themselves, but for the users. What if a designer could be and experience more like a user? Would it automatically improve the quality of their designs as they could design for themselves?

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CHI 2011 Workshop: HCI, Politics, and the City (May 2011, Vancouver)

Dates: 7-8 May 2011
UPDATED! Workshop submissions deadline: 4 February 2011

Be bold. Play strategically. Think emotionally. Unite unexpectedly.

Join us in an exploratory two-day engagement with politics in and around Vancouver. Come with an open mind, fertile imagination and willingness to collaborate. Leave with new perspectives, synergies with grassroots movements and invigorated research ideas.

This is a hands-on workshop. We will not be reading papers all day. We will not be huddled in a dark hotel room. We will not marvel at each others’ fancy new slides. It’s time for HCI practitioners to open a real and healthy dialogue with grassroots communities and political themes. Help us initiate this vital new research direction.

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ADM2011: 4th Intl Conf on Advanced Design and Manufacture (Sep 2011, China)

Kunming, China, 21st-23rd September 2011
Deadline for abstracts (200 words): 5 February, 2011
Conference Website:
Conference e-mail address:
Conference Fax: +44 (0)115 8486506

The 4th International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM2011) will take place in Kunming, China, 21th -23rd September 2011. All papers included in ADM2011 conference proceedings will be indexed in EI Compendex and other major abstract media, and the papers presented at the conference will be offered the opportunity for post-conference publications in refereed international journals, subject to extensive revision and paper quality.

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AIEDAM Special Issue: Studying and Supporting Design Communication (Sep 2011)

Expression of interest with abstract: Before 31 January 2011
Submission of full paper: 1 September 2011
AIEDAM Special Issue, Spring 2013, Vol.27, No.2 – Studying and Supporting Design Communication
Edited by: Maaike Kleinsmann & Anja Maier

Communication is an essential part of any design process, and problems in design communication can lead to delays, mistakes and even the ultimate failure of projects. Design communication is a multifaceted and complex phenomenon to study. It is about products and services that may or may not yet exist and includes abstraction to possible future situations. Communication can be formal or informal. It can, for example, happen at the same time (synchronously) or at different times (asynchronously) and it has different directions, such as from manager to designer (top-down), from designer to manager (bottom-up), between designers, and between designers and the users. Transmitted information can take many different forms. It can be spoken, written or drawn and can be sent and received using different media. Further, a designer might work alone. More likely, however, the design process is executed in large teams with members from differing backgrounds.

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Live Projects 2011 (March 2011, Belfast)

A free, one-day colloquium for academics, practitioners and students of live projects.
25 March 2011, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Deadline for abstract submission: 21 January 2011

Live Projects 2011 invites academics and teachers in architecture, built environment and design disciplines to a one day colloquium about the use of live projects in higher education. Participants chosen to present will have reasonable travel and accommodation expenses met.

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Design Philosophy Papers: design and those for whom designs are made

Abstracts due 31 January 2011.

Design Philosophy Papers is calling for papers that reflect critically upon the relationship between design and the communities that are being designed for and/or with. Examples include, but are not restricted to: Inclusive Design;  Universal Design; ‘Design for All’; Human-centred Design; Co-Design; Participatory Design; Design for Social Innovation.

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DesignInquiry: DesignCity Montréal (May 2011, Montréal Canada)

May 8 – 13, 2011
Announcing the second Spring DesignInquiry: DesignCity (Montréal) – an exploration of what makes a design-driven city.

DesignInquiry: DesignCity (Montréal) participants will explore the Ville de Montréal for five nights and six days, sleep in dorms that are still partly occupied by a nunnery, and live, work and cook together all across the city. DesignCity (Montréal) findings will be published in the DesignInquiry journal and exhibited at Design Montréal’s Portes Ouvertes-a high profile series of events opening June 3.

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Cabinet: Connection and Collection: Design Knowledge (May 2011, Plymouth UK)

School of Architecture, Design and Environment, University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Museum and Archives: Tuesday 17th May 2011
Deadline for submission of abstracts:  20 January 2011

This event, hosted by University Plymouth, and the Design Knowledge Research Group in partnership with Plymouth City Museum and Archives is a one-day conference to coincide with an exhibition in Peninsula Arts Gallery. The symposium will discuss notions of heritage, place-making, museums and museum/university connections and the relationship they have to design, sustainability, education and experience.

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