EcoDesign 2015: 9th Intl Symp on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (Dec 2015, Tokyo Japan)

Dates: 2-4 December 2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Website: http://ecodenet.com/ed2015/eng/indexeng.html
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2015

The purpose of EcoDesign 2015 is to bring together worldwide professionals interested in advancing the state of the art in EcoDesign for exchanging knowledge that encompasses a broad range of disciplines among various distinct communities.

In the EcoDesign 2015, the latest issues on EcoDesign are discussed. Professionals from industry, research laboratories, consulting, government, and academia are encouraged to attend.

See the website for further details.

Panel at Conf of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S): Technologies of representation in design and making (Nov 2015, Denver USA)

Dates: 11-14 November
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 29 March 2015

Listed as Panel #36: From one thing to another: Technologies of representation in design and making
Arlene Oak, University of Alberta, aoak@ualberta.ca
Claire Nicholas, cn4@ualberta.ca

Technologies of visualization are a well-established matter of concern to STS scholars interested in questions of knowledge production and representation (Hacking 1983, Latour and Woolgar 1986, Latour 1990, Kaiser 2005). Recent work extends this consideration to acoustic technologies (Helmreich 2007, Pinch and Bijsterveld 2004, Roosth 2009). This panel opens an adjacent conversation in relation to the use of digital and analog media in the design processes of fields such as industrial design, architecture, planning, engineering, and visual communication design. Here the issues are less about constituting pattern, order, and meaning from scientific data, with the digital/analog question instead highlighting issues of translatability, or “transductivity” (Helmreich 2007, Silverstein 2003) across representational mediums, and in relation to problems of scale and complexity. It also bears on professional debates on craft, making, and aesthetics.

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Off the Lip: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation (Sep 2015, Plymouth UK)

Dates: 7-11 September 2015
Location: University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Contacts: martha.blassnigg@plymouth.ac.uk (for papers), michael.punt@plymouth.ac.uk (for workshops)
Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2015 (for papers), 28 February 2015 (for workshops)

The promise of cognitive innovation as a collaborative project in the sciences, arts and humanities is that we can approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process in which the energies that shape the poem are necessarily indistinguishable from those that shape the poet. For the purposes of this conference the exploration of the idea of cognitive innovation concerns an understanding of creativity that is not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but also as intrinsic to our cognitive development. As a consequence, we see the possibility for cognitive innovation to provide a theoretical and practical platform from which to address disciplinary differences in ways that offer new topics and concerns for research in the sciences and the humanities.

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EKSIG 2015: Intl Conf of the DRS SIG on Experiential Knowledge: Tangible Means – Experiential Knowledge through Materials (Nov 2015, Denmark)

Dates: 22-26 November 2015
Location: Design School Kolding and University of Southern Denmark
Website: http://www.experientialknowledge.org.uk/conference.html
Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2015

This conference welcomes contributions exploring and discussing materials in relation to sensuous qualities, objects, context, strategy, service, space, time, place, techniques, discipline, domain, production, sustainability, interaction, use, metaphors, imaginations, associations, reflective thinking, etc. We interpret materials here in the widest possible sense to include any kind of creative outputs in whatever formats. With this conference, we wish to explore different ways in which experiential knowledge through materials can be given more appropriate consideration within the framework of research. This may include for example investigations into the nature, aims, validity, evaluation and/or necessity of different modes of communication and exchange.

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Irish Design Research Conference 2015: Faultlines Bridging Knowedge Spaces -(Carlow, Ireland)

Irish Design Research Conference 2015: Faultlines Bridging Knowedge Spaces -(Carlow, Ireland)

4th-5th of June 2015

20th Mar  – Submission of Abstracts Close

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The inaugural Irish Design Research Conference is an exciting new event on the design landscape, supported by ID2015 Year of Irish Design. In recognition of the breadth & depth across the design disciplinary bandwidth in both research & practice, FAULTLINES-Bridging Knowledge Spaces has been adopted as the 2015 conference theme.

Through interaction and collaboration across disciplines, gaps in knowledge and practice will offer new opportunity, to inform future theory & practice for mutual benefit.

Aim:

The Irish Design Research Conference seeks to draw stakeholders from across the design related community together into a common dialogue.

The aim is to offer a forum to disseminate the most current knowledge, share ongoing practice-led insight, and discuss emergent issues relevant to those working in the field of design, design thinking & practice.

Purpose:

This biennial event seeks to bring participants from the design community together, and it is envisioned that new insight & opportunity for collaboration will emerge.

This will identify further research, understanding & engagement, which build on current thinking, to inform development in theory, design thinking & practice.

Format:
The conference structure will aim to facilitate flexible participation from academia, design industry & agency, from across the design disciplinary bandwidth:

Oral/Visual Panel Presentation (research, practice, case study etc. – 15mins)
Workshop/Demonstration (method, process etc. – 40min)
Poster (visual representation/narrative)

Strands:
POLICY (research & regulation that informs strategy which drives decision making)
SOCIETY (research or intervention which enhance social development & community)
INDUSTRY (research, practice or thinking with impact in job creation)

Calls are invited from:

design academics
design researchers
design professionals
associated design industry partners
agencies engaged in supporting & promoting design

Submission :

Participation at the Inaugural Irish Design Research Conference is simple. The call requires the submission of a short ‘300 word Abstract’ on the downloadable Conference ‘Abstract Submission Form’ and possible attachment of images or associated materials if appropriate.

Review Process:

Each submission will be evaluated by a Peer Review Panel and feedback provided before 17th April 2015 to advise suitability and/or engagement.

Publication:

All accepted submitted abstracts for conference will be published in a ‘Book of Abstracts’ available the week prior to the conference.

Abstracts will be also be considered for full paper submission to ITERATIONS®, Ireland’s first Design Research Practice Review, which will be launched at the Conference.

Cumulus Mumbai (Dec 2015, Bombay India)

Dates: 4-6 December 2015
Location: Industrial Design Centre (IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.
Website: http://www.cumulusmumbai2015.org
Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2015

Cumulus Mumbai 2015: ‘In a planet of our own – a vision of sustainability with focus on water’.

The event Cumulus Mumbai 2015: ‘In a planet of our own’ is being held at Mumbai, India on 4,5, 6 December 2015, hosted by the Industrial Design Centre(IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.  This international event is aimed at creating design awareness on sustainability bringing focus on water and simultaneously offers a platform for interaction for the art, design and media community. The events are centered around the interests of students, educationalists and practicing professional designers. The event is expected to throw light on the role of art, design and media in an interconnected global world within the context of sustainability.  The event has been designed to be lively, interactive and thought provoking and will provide great opportunity to converse with grandmasters of design, interact with thought leaders and listen to visions by outstanding speakers.

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HCI 2015: 29th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (July 2015, Lincoln UK)

Dates: 13-17 July 2015
Location: Lincoln, UK
Website: http://hci2015.bcs.org/participation/interactions-gallery/
Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2015

The 29th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2015) will be held in Lincoln from 13th-17th July 2015. The conference is organised by the University of Lincoln’s Social Computing (LiSC) research centre in conjunction with the BCS Interaction Specialist Group. The theme for HCI 2015 is digital society, and the role interactive technology plays in mediating our civic lives.

The Interactions Gallery is a new initiative for British HCI 2015: a curated event on the opening evening of the conference presenting work from creative practitioners, artists and HCI researchers alike.  The Gallery welcomes a diversity of work, including fine art, performance pieces, interactive media design, demonstrations and technologically augmented live experiences.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: 1st May 5pm BST
Notification: 1st June
Interactions Gallery Event: 13th July

Please find more info here about how to submit: http://hci2015.bcs.org/participation/interactions-gallery/

Relating Systems Thinking and Design 4: At the Frontiers of Systemic Design (September 2015, Banff Alberta Canada)

Dates: 1-3 September 2015
Location: Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
Website: www.systemic-design.net
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March 2015

For 3 years the Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD) symposium has convened scholars, design researchers, and serious practitioners to articulate and demonstrate the shared value of a transdisciplinary field with applications across all complex systems and services.  We invite participation for RSD4 from all those working at the frontiers of systemic design – those leading real projects informed by systemic and complexity theories, and those researching systemic behaviours within real-world complexity, services and systems.

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Creative Practice Conference: Making Research and Researching Making (Sep 2015, Aarhus, DK)

Dates: 10-12 September 2015
Location: Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark
Website: http://adapt-r.eu/creative-practice-conference-aarhus/
Deadline of Conference Call: 16 March 2015

‘Making Research and Researching Making’ is an international conference for creative practice research, aimed at practitioners undertaking research through the medium of practice, and researchers interested in practice-based research. The focus of this conference is to better understand designed and/or contingent processes of how creative practice research happens, understanding research as an embodied, emplaced, material and social undertaking.

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OpenSym 2015: the 11th Intl Symp on Open Collaboration (Aug 2015, San Francisco California USA)

Dates: 19-21 August 2015
Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Website: http://opensym.org/os2015
Deadline for submissions: 29 March 2015

The 11th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2015) is the premier conference on open collaboration research and practice, including free/libre/open source software, open data, IT-driven open innovation research, wikis and related open collaborative media, and Wikipedia and related Wikimedia projects.

OpenSym brings together the different strands of open collaboration research and practice, seeking to create synergies and inspire new collaborations between computer science and information systems researchers, social scientists, legal scholars, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world.

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