Create11: The Language of Creativity (Jun 2011, London)

Deadline for submission: 28 February 2011.
Location: Shoreditch House, London

On Thursday 23rd June 2011 the CREATE Conference will host a one-day symposium in Shoreditch House, London. In order to build on last year’s successful three-day conference in Edinburgh, the 2011 event will be a forum to discuss creative practice in interaction design in preparation for a full-scale conference in 2012.

The Language of Creativity

The theme of this year’s event is The Language of Creativity. The CREATE committee want to encourage discussion around the issues of how creativity is interpreted and used in collaborative and interdisciplinary interaction design projects. Critical to this dialogue is the involvement of both researchers and practitioners.

The symposium will provide an opportunity to share project experiences and emerging themes in this hybrid field. The CREATE committee invites examples of novel design practice, methods and ideas from the commercial, academic and public sectors. Examples of web, mobile, product, artistic and service-based design are all encouraged.


Submissions can take one of three forms:

  1. Full papers – Max 6 pages in ACM format  (download from ACM website:
  2. Short papers – Max 2 pages, any format, pdf
  3. Digital posters – One page, landscape, pdf

Submissions can cover a range of topics, for example:

  • Case study reports
  • Work in progress
  • Design methodologies
  • Practice overviews and approaches
  • Evaluation techniques
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • New ideas and critical analysis

Important Dates

All submissions : 28th February 2011
Notification of acceptance :  Early April 2011


About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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