Craft Research volume 6.1 (May 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2014

Being now held by over 40 institutions worldwide, including the American Crafts Council Library, in 2013, Craft Research has successfully introduced two issues per year. To build on its current success, we are currently looking for papers for volume 6.1.

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12th Intl Conf on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (September 2014, Philadelphia USA)

Dates: 18-21 September 2014
Location: Drexel University, Philadelphia USA
Deadline for abstracts & CV: 31 March 2014

Send CV and Abstract, max. 1 page each, to

The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (TM) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 12th International Conference on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, to be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia on 18-21 September, 2014, co-sponsored in association with Drexel’s Centers for Mobilities Research and Policy and Science, Technology and Society, and the Pan-American Mobilities Network.

Papers may address any social, cultural, economic, technological, ecological and political perspectives on the history, present, and future of transport, traffic and mobility. However, preference will be given to our conference theme: Spinoffs of Mobility: Technology, Risk & Innovation. The conference theme addresses intended and unintended positive, negative, surprising and alarming side effects and collateral damages of mobility in relation to the fields of technology, innovation and risk – especially in situations of war, disaster, terrorism and new modes of securitization which unsettle existing law around human rights, civil rights, political rights, and mobility rights.

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Special Issue of Design and Culture: short papers on Design Education and Social Innovation (April 2014)

Contacts: Scott Townsend ( and Brian Donnelly (
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 April 2014

Design and Culture invites proposals for short ‘position papers’ on emerging issues in design education and social innovation for an upcoming feature section (Vol. 7 no. 2, July, 2015). We seek a total of six to eight papers of no more than 1500 words that develop a clear and concise thesis, outline a particular educational strategy, and make an argument for how this position responds to a particular cultural need and context. We would like to foster voices that can discuss and expose the underlying values in specific educational perspectives. We invite exploratory and contrasting positions.

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Special Issue of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture: Cute Studies (April 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2014

Cuteness has a global reach: it is an affective response; an aesthetic category; a performative act of self-expression; and an immensely popular form of consumption. This themed issue of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture is intended to launch the new, interdisciplinary, transnational academic field of Cute Studies.

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3rd Intl Conf on Design Creativity (Jan 2015, Bangalore India)

Dates: 12-14 January 2015
Location: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 14 July 2014

Design Creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying design creativity, computational models of design creativity, and practical processes to incorporate the human and social dimensions.

3rd ICDC is an official conference of the Design Society promoted by its Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Creativity. The SIG was established in 2007; since then, its ambit has expanded to include engineering design, industrial design, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and cognitive science.

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Special Issue of Intl J of Product Development (March 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2014

Based on previous analysis, this special issue is dedicated to collect current cutting-edge research contributions of dynamic requirement management in the context of complex product development (CPD). It encompasses the whole requirement change management process, from requirement change elicitation, modeling, visualization to control. It will include but not limited to following topics:

  • Need identification and requirement elicitation methods (interviewing, question-asking, QFD…) in CPD
  • Big data analysis for requirement management in CPD
  • Requirement change management in CPD
  • Requirement change modeling (DSM, ROM…) in CPD
  • Requirement change representation and visualization (DOORS, C-FAR…) in CPD
  • Strategic and scenario planning in CPD
  • Anticipatory design (TRIZ, anticipatory capacity…) in CPD
  • Lean principle in change management
  • Evolutionary product development

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OpenSym (WikiSym) 2014: 10th Intl Symp on Open Collaboration (August 2014, Berlin Germany)

Dates: 27-29 August 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Deadline for submissions: 20 April 2014

The 10th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2014) is the premier conference on open collaboration research, including wiki and social media, Wikipedia, free, libre, and open source software, open data, open access, and IT-driven open innovation research.  OpenSym is the first conference series to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research, seeking to create synergies and inspire new research between computer scientists, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world.

OpenSym is held in-cooperation with ACM SIGWEB and ACM SIGSOFT and the conference proceedings will be archived in the ACM digital library like all prior editions.

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ICoRD’15: 5th Intl Conf on Research into Design (Jan 2015, Bangalore India)

Dates: 7-9 January 2015
Location: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Deadline for submission of abstracts: UPDATED 28 February 2014

ICoRD’15 is the fifth in a series of conferences intended to be held every two years in India to bring together the international community from diverse areas of design practice, teaching and research, to: showcase cutting edge research about design to the stakeholders; aid the ongoing process of developing and extending the collective vision through emerging research challenges and questions; and provide a platform for interaction, collaboration and development of the community in order for it to take up the challenges to realize the vision. The conference is intended for all stakeholders of design, and in particular for its practitioners, researchers, teachers and students.

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Design and Personalisation Symposium Feb 19-20th, Nottingham UK

‘Personalisation’ is rapidly permeating our everyday lives. From advertising to health care, and from clothing to architecture – most services and products can be tailored to suit particular needs and preferences. Where does it leave designers when consumers specify their products? Do personalised health services deliver value to the tax payer?
A fee of £75 allows delegates at Design and Personalisation Symposium, to consider specific instances of personalised designs, their consequences for users, and for society. Speakers will include academics, designers, public service providers, and industry professionals who will explore these conceptual, methodological and practical challenges.

Speakers will include:

Till Schutte – European head of Design and Graphics, Coca Cola

Rose Brook – Digital Media editor at Rapid News Communications

Jon Oberlander – Co-Director of Design Informatics, and  Chair in Epistemics, University of Edinburgh

For more details email Dr Iryna Kuksa

PICA 2014: DESIGN PIONEERS: It’s Your Turn to Lead the Way (May 2014, Edmonton, Canada)

Dates: May 7–10, 2014
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2014

Design Educators: Lead the Way!
Share your design research, teaching and learning!

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