5th Biennial Conf of the Italian Society for Science & Technology Studies (June 2014, Milano Italy)

Dates: 12-14 June 2014
Location: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Website: http://www.stsitalia.org
Deadline for track proposals: 15 November 2013

A call for tracks has been published on the society’s website (www.stsitalia.org). Please see also the attachment.Track proposals should be submitted online at http://goo.gl/SmvSOV by November 15, 2013.  Proposals may cover all topics related to the social study of design, innovation processes, technology, and science.

For additional information please visit the society’s website or mail to conferences@stsitalia.org.

Attachment: call for tracks_ENG _2_

8th Intl Conf on Design Principles and Practices (Jan 2014, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 16-18 January 2014
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Website: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference/
Deadline for submissions: 16 December 2013

Theme: Design as Collective Intelligence

The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices will be held at the University of British Columbia at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver, Canada, from 16-18 January 2014. The conference is co-hosted in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Carleton University School of Industrial Design. Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing design through one of the following themes:

* Design Education
* Design in Society
* Design Management and Professional Practice
* Visual Design
* Designed Objects
* Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design
* Design as Collective Intelligence (2014 Featured Theme)
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9th Intl Design & Emotion Conference (Oct 2014, Bogotá Colombia)

Dates: 6-10 October 2014
Location: Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia
Website: http://de2014.uniandes.edu.co
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2014

With the conference’s current motto “The Colors of Care” the organizing committee opens the discussion on the relation between Design, Emotion and Social Innovation. We invite practitioners and researchers from the fields of design, social science, humanities, marketing and business, psychology, engineering, HCI and health sciences, to submit research results and case studies that explore basic aspects of human emotions(individual or collective), demonstrate the application of theories of emotion in functional applications, or discuss developments of experimental artifacts from the point of view of design, social practices and emotion.

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Designcalls is 4 years old!

This blog started on 8 October 2009, so we’re officially four years old (that’s an eternity on the Internet 🙂

To date, there have been over a quarter million hits on the site’s 522 posts, and it has over 1,300 followers.  Thirty-six other people have contributed posts to this blog besides me.

I think this is great, and I’d like to that everyone who has contributed – either as an author or a reader – for making this blog a success.  I look forward to more great stuff in the coming year.

Fil Salustri

KEER2014: International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2014

KEER2014: International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2014
Dates: 11-13 June 2014
Location: Linköping, Sweden
Website: http://www.keer2014.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 October 2014

The KEER2014 is the 5th event in a conference series initialized by the Japan Society of Kansei Engineering (JSKE).The KEER2014 is jointly organized by the JSKE, by the Taiwan Institute of Kansei (TIK), and by Linköping University (LiU), with the participation of the new European Kansei Group (EGK). It will be hosted by Linköping University in Linköping, Sweden.

Linköping University (LiU) was founded in 1968 and is now regarded as one of the leading universities in Sweden. LiU has been one of the first universities working with affective engineering in Europe in the early 1980ies. Since 1999, Kansei research has been a profound topic of research at LiU.Therefore, it is with great pleasure that LiU is inviting you to KEER2014 to celebrate together this long involvement in the Kansei community.

Conference scope
The scope of Kansei research is vast. Hence, in a spirit of interdisciplinary and intercultural sharing, the conference will attempt to engage on most facets of the areas in which Kansei research is carried out. The KEER2014 will therefore be the opportunity to shed light on the multiple disciplines of Kansei and emotion research.

Please visit http://www.keer2014.org for further and updated information about how to contribute.

Typography Day 2014 (Feb 2014, Pune India)

Dates: 28 Feb – 2 Mar 2014
Location: Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, India.
Website: http://www.typoday.in
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 Nov 2013

Theme: Focus on ‘Typography and Culture’

Typography Day will be organized for the seventh time on 28th Feb, 1st, 2nd March 2014 at the Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya.

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Call for Papers

Open call for papers for Special Issue of Interacting with Computers (Oxford University Press) on INTUITIVE INTERACTION

Intuitive interaction or intuitive use has been much talked about but until recently not much researched. This issue seeks to bring together the current state of the art in intuitive interaction research, which will then be easily accessible to a wide audience, and will also encourage take-up of principles and ideas for implementing intuitive interaction into user interfaces

Each paper should include a rigorous definition of intuitive interaction or intuitive use (your own or cited from previous work). Intuitive interaction should be the main focus of the research reported in the paper.

Scope includes intuitive interaction:
• for the general population
• for older, younger or disabled people
• for other particular groups

Also of interest are:
• methodology around researching intuitive interaction
• how to test products or interfaces for intuitive interaction
• how to design for intuitive interaction
• tools or methods than can be applied by designers or developers to design for intuitive interaction
• other issues relevant to the research, understanding and application of intuitive interaction.

“Interaction” or “use” can include but is not limited to interaction with:
• computers
• interfaces
• games
• products
• systems

Full papers to be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/iwc

Deadline for submission of full papers 15th March 2014

Editors of the special issue are Associate Professor Alethea Blackler and Professor Vesna Popovic.

Alethea Blackler (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the School of Design and Leader of the Intuitive Interaction theme at the People and Systems Lab at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. She has conducted ten studies into Intuitive Interaction over the past 12 years, in conjunction with colleagues and students and has published on the topic for the past 11 years.

Vesna Popovic (PhD) is a Professor in Industrial Design at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her research focus is within experience and expertise, intuitive interaction and intuitive navigation domains. She was founder of People and Systems Lab at QUT. Vesna is a Fellow of the Design Research Society and the Design Institute of Australia.

AVI 2014: Intl Working Conf on Advanced Visual Interfaces (Jan 2014, Como Italy)

Dates: 27-30 May 2014
Location: Como, Italy
Website: http://avi2014.deib.polimi.it
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 7 January 2014

In cooperation with SIGCHI Italy, ACM-SIGCHI, ACM-SIGMM, ACM SIGWEB (pending confirmation)

The 12th  International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2014) will be held in Como (Italy) at the campus of Politecnico di Milano, from May 27th to 30th, 2014.  Started in 1992 in Rome, AVI has become a biannual appointment for a wide International community of experts with a broad range of backgrounds, who share the interest in the investigation, design, development, and evaluation of  innovative interactive solutions impacting our world at individual and societal level. Through more than two decades, the Conference has contributed to the progress of Human-Computer Interaction, offering a forum to present and disseminate new technological results, new paradigms and new visions for interaction and interfaces.  AVI 2014 offers a wide variety of submission types to suit many types of interests and works. They include full and short research papers, demos, industry papers, and workshops. Theoretical and formal approaches, novel methodologies, domain-specific applications, empirical studies, new technological solutions, and industrial achievements fit well into the framework of the conference. The program also includes a number of prestigious invited talks as well social events at magnificent villas on the Como lake.

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Eco-Architecture 2014: 5th Intl Conf on Harmonization between Architecture and Nature (Sep 2014, Italy)

Dates: 24-26 September 2014
Location: Siena, Italy
Website: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/14-conferences/eco-architecture-2014.html
Deadline for submission of abstracts: ASAP

The fifth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2014) follows the four successful meetings which started in the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute of Technology, in 2006; and continued in the Algarve (2008); A Coruña (2010) and the island of Kos (2012).

Eco-Architecture implies a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature. This involves ideas such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, taking into account the amount required during the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, assembly, building erection, maintenance and eventual future recycling. Another important issue is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and long time honoured samples of traditional constructions.

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