Call for Expressions of Interest: Guest Editor – 2013 IDEA Journal (March 2012)

Launched in 1999, the IDEA JOURNAL is an international refereed journal dedicated to the publication of interior design/interior architecture research and as such provides a valuable resource to the discipline and associated design and theoretical fields.

The IDEA JOURNAL is central to IDEA*s objective to foster, publish and disseminate peer reviewed interior design/interior architecture research. The journal recognises and promotes interior design/interior architecture as a research activity relevant to its field where the definition of research includes research about design, research for design as well as research through design. To this end, the IDEA JOURNAL invites a range of contributions related to interior design/interior architecture research.

The role of Guest Editor is supported by:

  • the Executive Editor
  • the IDEA Editorial Advisory Committee who provides critical advice regarding research agendas for the journal and oversees the double blind refereeing process and the final selection of papers and contributions;
  • the External Advisory Committee who provide advice and feedback;
  • the Electronic Publications Editor.

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CMC 2012 – 5th Intl Conf on Concept Mapping (Sep 2012, Malta)

Location: Valetta, Malta
Dates: September 17-20, 2012
Local Arrangements:
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 6 May 2012

The Fifth International Conference on Concept Mapping follows on the success of the first four Conferences held Pamplona, San José, Tallinn/Helsinki and Viña del Mar in bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in concept mapping. It is being organized by the University of Malta and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA.

The Conference is aimed at all persons interested in the use of concept maps (based on the work of Dr. Joseph Novak), including, but not limited to: facilitation of learning; eliciting, capturing, archiving, and using “expert” knowledge; planning instruction;  assessment of “deep” understandings; research planning; collaborative  knowledge modeling; creation of “knowledge portfolios”; and administrative and strategic planning and monitoring. We expect participants from a broad range of fields presenting a wide variety of research and applications of concept mapping.  All presentations at the conference are expected to include time for questions, answers, and scholarly discussion.

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2012 Intl Conf on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods (July 2012, Las Vegas USA)

Dates: July 16-19, 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Deadline for submissions: 12 March 2012

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each paper. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, …).

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Tweak? Leap? What does Design Thinking demand? [Minneapolis, USA, March 22, 2012]

Is design thinking about  refinement, finessing, and design tweaks? Or it about creative leaps and paradigm shifts?

Design Intersections 2012 explores the answers to these essential questions.

Join the College of Design for an informative day let by global creatives from Knowmads (Amsterdam), Kaospilots (Aarhus, Denmark), and 4FRONT (Minneapolis). And participate in a hands-on design thinking workshop to create and inspired future in a local context. The event will be held in the 3M Auditorium in the Carlson School of Management on the University’s West Bank. [321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis]

Registration and fees:

General public: $100
Early Bird [before March 1]: $85
UMAA members: $95
University of Minnesota Faculty and Staff: $50
University of Minnesota Students: $25

Early bird registration deadline is March 1, 2012

Registration deadline is March 22, 2012

About the Symposium Series
Design Intersections is an exploratory series of themed, interactive dialogs among designers and representatives from other disciplines discussing the consequences and potential of design-induced change. Design Intersections is hosted by the College of Design of the University of Minnesota, and is co-sponsored by Larsen

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:

Call for Contributions : Duck Journal for Research in Textiles and Textile Design

First Call for Contributions: Volume 3

Deadline for submissions 30 May 2012

Textiles as agent for wellbeing

The first call of the Journal for Research in Textiles and Textile Design explored what research in this wide field may encompass and began to establish a platform for textile research. (Volume 1) The second call examined an issue in the immediate context, namely the impact of austerity on craft making and fashion design. (Volume 2) This call aims to show how textile research might be a positive factor enabling and facilitating social and personal contexts – an agent for wellbeing. Accepted contributions will be published in Volume 3.

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6th Intl Conf on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management (Jul 2012, Orlando Florida USA)

In conjunction with the 2nd Intl Symp on Collaborative Enterprises
Dates: 17-20 July 2012
Website 1:
Website 2:
Location: Orlando, Florida
Deadline for submissions: 17 March 2012

Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.

With the purpose of fostering Inter-disciplinary Communications participants registered at any conference or symposia can attend any sessions of the collocated events. Registered participants will also receive a CD containing the proceedings of all collocated events, and will have a password to access any virtual session of the jointly held events, so they can comment any paper presented at any of the collocated events.

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Special Issue of Interacting with Computers on the Social Implications of Embedded Systems (May 2012)

Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2012

Research on Embedded Systems or Pervasive Computing (PerCom) and its associated sensory and mobile technologies, is shifting focus from studies in controlled research laboratories, to emerging prototype implementations in real world everyday applications. The future application of PerCom is envisaged to cover almost all public, personal and commercial aspects of our lives. The benefits of PerCom are numerous and wide ranging, providing unprecedented applications on a previously unseen scale. However, this large scale use of technology brings with it a series of potential implications for its users.

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DIS’12 Workshop: Re-conceptualizing Fashion in Sustainable HCI (June 2012, Newcastle UK)

Date: June 12, 2012
Location: Newcastle, UK
Deadline for workshop submissions: UPDATED: 23 March 2012

We don’t ordinarily think of fashion as a positive force for sustainable practices in the design of products and services. One imagines that fashion drives consumption and premature obsolescence at the expense of efficient use of resources. However, fashion exists in various aspects of our lives. A breadth of cultural and sociological research has shown that fashion plays an essential role in influencing consumer behavior and culture. Also, fashion-oriented design encourages ingenuity, imagination and innovation, which are crucial elements in pushing forward technological and social progress. In this workshop, we intend to explore the question of whether it is possible to re-conceptualize fashion in a way that helps us understand how to design to make sustainable practices natural and fashionable.

Participants in the workshop will collaborate in a practical exercise to act as a stimulus for thought concerning how the notion of fashion affects people’s behaviors and attitudes toward digital consumption. Participants will also share a reflection about their own personal experience of fashion as it relates to sustainability.

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Creative practice, complexity and the creative economy (May 2012, Birmingham UK)

Date: 31 May 2012
Location: Birmingham University, UK
Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2012

This research symposium constitutes the closing event of the AHRC funded project ‘The role of complexity in the creative economies: connecting people, ideas and practice’ (AH/J5001413/1).

The symposium is an opportunity for us to share our findings but is also an opportunity to engage with other academics and practitioners doing research on the creative economy or on creative practice and using complexity methods. We would welcome paper proposals from academic and practitioners’ discussing their investigations and experiences of using complexity theory in their research on the creative economy or in their creative practice and the potential methodological challenges involved.

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