NordiCHI 2014, the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Helsinki, Finland.

Conference theme for 2014 is Fun, Fast, Foundational


The conference will take place at Marina Congress Center, just a short seaside walk from the Helsinki city center. So book your calendars for October 26th-30th 2014, from Sunday to Thursday, and for the other important dates.

NordiCHI is the main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research, with the conference proceedings published in ACM Digital Library. NordiCHI gathers together academics and practitioners to present and discuss challenges and achievements in human-computer interaction from diverse perspectives.

Important dates
Deadlines for submissions

  • 24.4.2014 – Full & Short Papers
  • 8.5.2014 – Workshop & Tutorial Proposals
  • 14.8.2014 – Workshop papers; Posters, demos, and videos; Panels; Doctoral consortium; Industrial experiences; Design cases; Student design competition

Conference dates

  • 26.-27.10.2014 Workshops, Tutorials
  • 27.10.2014 Doctoral Consortium
  • 28.-30.10.2014 NordiCHI conference

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Intl Conf of the Design Research Society – DRS 2014 – Design’s Big Debates (June 2014, Umeå, Sweden)

Dates: 16-19 June 2014
Location: Umeå, Sweden
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED^2 8 November 2013   

The Design Research Society’s 2014 conference invites you to engage in discussions and debates on the future directions of design and design research. We welcome you to join us in Umeå, Sweden, 16-19 June 2014.

We believe there is a shared discourse in design, one that includes all areas of design research, and that is of vital importance for our understanding and development of the foundations of design. This discourse is something we share and cultivate over long periods of time, as it tells stories of past, present and future trajectories of design and its role in society.

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13th Participatory Design Conf (Oct 2014, Namibia)

Dates: 6-10 October 2014
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2014

Upon literally having embraced new territories of participation at the PDC 2012, with the decision to host the PDC 2014 on the African continent, for the first time in history, we will now engage with the theme of:

“Reflecting connectedness”

Although ‘Participatory Design’ as such has not been a prevalent term in Africa, ‘Participation’ however is a familiar concept in Africans’ every day activities and deeply anchored in the Southern African philosophy of UBUNTU, recognising principles of relationships between people. Besides, societies all over the world have acknowledged profound links between people and their environment for many centuries. Moreover we are currently experiencing a technologically pushed trend in ‘being always connected’. This is manifested in a number of designed artefacts, such as smart-phones, social networks, computer supported cooperative and distributed working tools.

By ‘reflecting connectedness’ in participatory design, we acknowledge influential relations across continents, societies, people, disciplines and time, beyond the direct involvement of stakeholders. We recognise the value of accumulated experiences elsewhere and over time to enrich the field of Participatory Design. We further engage in critical debates of what it means to design within and for a multilayered network, such as the on-line world versus off-line interactions, the blurring distinction of designers and users, researchers and artists, design and research ‘in the wild’, designing for social justice, inclusiveness, and sustainability.

The 2014 PDC will be a platform to connect ‘in person’ with designers, researchers, artists, practitioners and other related people, to engage in fruitful dialogues, to participate in numerous activities such as tutorials, workshops, doctorial consortiums, participatory art encounters, paper presentations as well as game viewing and exquisite dinning.

All in all you are looking forward to an unforgettable conference experience with many new insights and connections.

The Mediated City (April/October 2014, London/Los Angeles)

Dates: Conference 1: 1-3 April 2014 – Conference 2: October 2014 (detailed to be announced later)
Location: Conference 1: London – Conference 2: Los Angeles
Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals: 15 September 2013

THE MEDIATED CITY conference offers a platform for multiple and diverse examinations of the city. It aims to bring people together from diverse backgrounds and fragment, multiply and reconfigure our readings of the city; to offer multiple and conflicting discipline perspectives. The intention is to share views of the city as physical entity, online community, film set, photographic backdrop, geographical map, sociological case study, political metaphor, digital or video game etc…. – to examine it as a mediated and shared phenomenon.

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RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: DESIGNING CRITICAL MESSAGES Collaboration-Communication-Education-Sustainability

Research symposium-Designing Critical Messages

MONDAY 24 JUNE 2013 —10.30AM
Lec­ture Theatre 1
Roland Lev­in­sky
Drakes Cir­cus Plymouth

This is a unique free event.
A day of dis­cus­sion about pro­act­ive, react­ive, reflect­ive design meth­ods and practices.

Dif­fer­ent types of research are fun­da­mental to design.
New forms of com­mon empathy help us cre­ate a plat­form to ques­tion and act on the chal­lenges we face in the future. When deployed wisely design and archi­tec­ture can bring us pleas­ure, choice, strength, decency and much more, but if abused, the out­come can be waste­ful, con­fus­ing, humi­li­at­ing and dangerous.

None of us can avoid being affected by design, whether or not we wish to. It is so ubi­quit­ous that it determ­ines how we feel and what we do, often without our noticing.

Our world is chan­ging and how we edu­cate for that world is chan­ging too, this day event will weave some threads of how we might tackle, under­stand and reflect on these changes.


13th Intl Design Conf (May 2014, Dubrovnik Croatia)

Dates: 19-22 May 2014
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Deadline for submissions: 9 December 2013

The forthcoming DESIGN 2014 Conference will continue to be a great event founded on tradition and excellence. We live in a networked world communicating and exchanging ideas by emails, virtual meetings and social networks. Opportunity to meet colleagues face-to-face, to exchange and share new ideas in implausible discussions, to build a personal network in a direct contact is the invaluable opportunity of DESIGN conference. We invite high-quality submissions for DESIGN 2014 covering substantial, original and previously unpublished research. Applied, theoretical and results-oriented papers from both academia and industry, based on thorough analysis or argumentation, will be considered for the conference programme. Submissions should fit into one of proposed conference topics. Submission instructions will be available from June 15th 2013 on the DESIGN conference web portal:

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5th Intl Forum of Design as a Process (May 2014, Guadalajara Mexico)

Dates: 22-24 May 2014
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2013

The Latin Network for the Development of Design Processes and the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, invite you to participate in the 5th International Forum of Design as a Process «Advanced Design Cultures. The shapes of the future as the front end of design driven innovation», which will be held at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico), from 22 to 24 May 2014 (

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish versions of the call for papers are available at

The online submission form is open from May 30 to October 15, 2013 for all paper proposals.

Complete details for submissions and registrations can be found at and

For any further information, please contact the Forum Help Desk

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