Designing Interactive Systems 2014 (June 2014, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 21-25 June 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline for submissions: 19 January 2014, 11:59 PT

The ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) is the premier, international arena where designers, artists, psychologists, user experience researchers, systems engineers and many more come together to debate and shape the future of interactive systems research, design, and practice.

The theme of the conference is “Crafting Design.” We see the confluence of phenomena that may constitute new approaches and new foci in HCI and interaction design. The re-emergence of hand skills is evident in the development of multi-touch and full body interfaces. DIY and Maker cultures have become a widespread phenomenon in which craftsmanship of the maker matters. Wearable computing revisits the use of traditional craft in new way and the (technologically) self-constructed self is another kind of democratic craft. Documentations of the self where we create enduring records of everything from social encounters to our heart-rates become designed vehicles for abstract mirrors of the self.

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Prospective Authors are invited to submit original papers not being considered for publication elsewhere for the two forthcoming special issues discussing:

1.) Facades and Fabrications Special Issue will collect a series of articles exploring Innovative Building Envelope Systems: Merging Innovation with Technology, Sustainability, and Function by addressing energy efficiency, moisture infiltration, aesthetics, and occupant comfort, building envelope elements and component systems enhance design opportunities and minimize potential risk.

2.) Complex Urbanism  Special Issue assembling a series of articles debating an era of rapid evolution in technology, cities and social expectations and the role architecture and urban design play in the development of our cities. What role do a cities urban public and private space play in defining a city? How can a cities infrastructure foster economic development and social progress not just in the developed world, but also in areas that are in need of development?

All paper submissions need to be uploaded directly via the horizon research publishing website and are subjected to an independent and professional “blind peer review” process. High quality conference papers are also acceptable.  Submissions will be reviewed on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and appropriateness for either of the special issues listed above. Deadline: Sept 30 2013.

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Intl Symp of Design Researchers & Practitioners (Oct 2013, CMU)

Date: 5 October 2013
Location: School of Design, CMU
Deadline for expression of interest: ASAP

On October 5, 2013 an international symposium of design researchers and practitioners will meet in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, to critique the North American Design PhD. The aim of this symposium is to bring together experienced and novice academics and practitioners who are interested in the future of the North American Design PhD and its relevance to the academy, the professions and the community.

Convened by Cameron Tonkinwise and Laurene Vaughan, this symposium will bring together a breadth of expertise to discuss the topic. The methodology for the symposium is critical conversations. To facilitate these conversations a number of things have been done. Ten design researchers have been invited to participate and to provide the basis for the initial conversations. A series of provocations have been put forward by the convenors to facilitate the critique.

Due to the conversational nature of the event, participant numbers will be capped at 30. We are calling for participants in this event, information is available at

3rd IEEE Intl Workshop on the Social Implications of Pervasive Computing for Sustainable Living (Mar 2014, Budapest)

Dates: 24-28 March 2014
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Deadline for submissions: 30 October 2013

The Third IEEE International Workshop on the Social Implications of Pervasive Computing for Sustainable Living (SIPC ’14) in conjunction with the Twelfth IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications – PerCom 2014 (http//

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