Intl J of Design Sciences and Technology: open call for papers

The International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology (http://europia.org/IJDST/) is an independent and open platform for disseminating design knowledge. The design of new products drives to solve problems that their solutions are still partial and their tools and methods are rudimentary. Design is applied in extremely various fields and implies numerous agents during the entire process of elaboration and realisation. The Journal is a multidisciplinary forum dealing with all facets and fields of design. It endeavours to provide a framework with which to support debates on different social, economic, political, historical, pedagogical, philosophical, scientific and technological issues surrounding design and their implications for both professional and educational design environments. The focus is on both general as well as specific design issues, at the level of design ideas, experiments and applications.

Authors are invited to submit quality research papers for review. All submitted papers must conform IJDST Instructions (content, style and format) and are subject to blind peer-review. There is no deadline for submitting a paper. Each accepted paper will be published within four months after completion of the final draft (http://europia.org/IJDST/Instruction.pdf).

Also proposals can be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief for special issues covering one or more of the subject areas of the journal or a relevant topic.

Networking Knowledge, Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network “Make, Mistake, Journey: Practice-led Research and Ways of Learning” (Mar 2015)

Website: http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/about
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 13 March 2015

Practice-led research has become particularly pertinent in art, design and the social sciences in recent years, alongside a more general blooming of interest in the relationship between the mind, body and external world. Studies increasingly acknowledge or embrace the presence of the researcher or use the body as the means of doing research. In practice-led research bodily movement is simultaneously the mode of knowledge production and reception (Sklar 2000: 71).

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Special Issue of Digital Creativity: Post-Anthropocentric Creativity (Jan 2016)

Website: https://www.academia.edu/10836691/Post-Anthropocentric_Creativity
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 May 2015

Guest editors: Stanislav Roudavski and Jon McCormack

This special issue aims to audit existing conceptions of creativity in the light of non-anthropocentric interpretations of agency, autonomy, subjectivity, social practices and technologies. Specifically, it seeks to explore how 1) the agents, recipients and processes of creativity and 2) the purpose, value, ethics and politics of creativity relate to phenomena of computation. The editors encourage innovative narrative or visual strategies that can express relevant scenarios better that more typical forms of academic writing. Dialogues, conversations, plays, scripts, instruction sets, games or visual essays (for example) might be suitable alongside logical arguments or formulae. Initial proposals should be submitted as abstracts of 800–1200 words.

Abstracts due: May 15, 2015, to be sent as PDFs to Stanislav Roudavski at stanislav.roudavski@cantab.net as well as to the editors of Digital Creativity at dcsubmit@gmail.com

Full Call for Submissions can be seen here: https://www.academia.edu/10836691/Post-Anthropocentric_Creativity

Special Issue of Architectural Theory Review: Corruption (Aug 2015)

Website: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/atr-cfp-corruption
Deadline for submissions: 30 March 2015

Special Issue: Corruption
Editor: Adam Jasper
To be published August 2015

The New York City 1916 Zoning Resolution was designed in order to ensure light reached the streets of Manhattan. It dictated massing at certain heights in a way that shaped the signature New York skyscraper up until the Second World War. In 1961, the successful example of the 1958 Seagram Plaza lead city authorities to rewrite the laws to encourage developers to create public places in exchange for extra height, and the form of the skyscraper changed again. Inside the building, the appearance and materials of office furniture also transformed in response to accelerations in tax depreciation. The privately owned public spaces that Seagram Plaza engendered include Zuccotti Park, that—thanks to ambiguities regarding police responsibilities—became the site of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests. According to the New York Times, in 2012 the Seagram Building had the lowest energy star rating of any structure in New York (at three out of a hundred), making it now illegal to build. Rules, whether adhered to or circumvented, shape cities.

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IDEA Journal 2015: Urban + Interior (March 2015)

Website: http://idea-edu.com/journal/2015-idea-journal/
Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 March 2015

Academics, research students and practitioners are invited to submit design research papers and critical project works that make a contribution to the discipline of interior design/interior architecture through an engagement with the provocation of URBAN + INTERIOR for the IDEA JOURNAL 2015. http://idea-edu.com/journal/2015-idea-journal/

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Introducing a new international journal: Design Science

Website: http://www.designsciencejournal.org/

The aim of Design Science is to serve as the archival venue of science-based design knowledge across multiple disciplines. There is increasing recognition that design is a discipline in its own right with a holistic and multifaceted nature. Design knowledge is widely dispersed across fields with different terminologies, traditions and research practices. Rigorous design research is published primarily in discipline-oriented journals, most often inaccessible to wider audiences interested in design but without the requisite disciplinary depth. Design Science aims to facilitate communication across diverse fields and serve as a bridge across several communities, publishing original research but with a strong emphasis on accessibility by scholars from a diversity of disciplines. Design Science further aims to motivate scholars from these diverse fields to recognize the importance of their expertise to the design of artifacts and systems and thus pursue work with direct applicability to design.

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Inflection Vol 2: Projection (Dec 2014)

Website: http://inflectionjournal.com/cfp2015.html
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 December 2014

Inflection, the Melbourne School of Design’s student-run journal of architecture and the built environment, invites submissions to its second annual edition, Projection.

If an inflection point is a moment of transition, a projection is something more dynamic. Rather than a fixed point, a projection is intrinsically vectorial – it suggests bold movement and action, but always indexed to a point of origin. In architecture and the built environment, ‘projection’ has a multitude of meanings that extend through the realms of spatiality, theory and technology. In interrogating projection we might begin by identifying three distinct modes, each associated with a different direction: upward, outward and forward.

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anti-po-des call for abstracts, issue 3, 2015 (Nov 2014)

Website: http://www.anti-po-des-designjournal.org.nz
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10 Nov 2014

structures : the conceptual, physical and ideological structures by which design efforts, actions, processes, objects and discourses impact on society; and vice versa.

anti-po-des invites abstracts for papers that explore or engage with the concept of structure at the intersection of design and society. Whether from the perspective of design in society, or from the social within design(ing), it is the structures that mediate and are mediated by this relationship that we invite researchers, practitioners, sociologists and others to focus on for issue 3.

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Special Issue of Architecture and Culture: Architecture and the Spaces of Information (Feb 2015)

Website: http://www.ahra-architecture.org/architectureandculture/issue/architecture_the_spaces_of_information/
Deadline for submissions: 17h00 GMT Monday 16th February 2015

Call for submissions: Architecture and Culture, vol. 4, no. 1: Architecture & the Spaces of Information
Ruth Blacksell and Stephen Walker, Editors.

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Focus Section of Interaction Design and Architecture(s): Designing Self-Care for Everyday Life (Nov 2014)

Website: http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/idea2010/login.php
Deadline for submissions: 21 November 2014

To be published at the Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) (ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)

Self-managing a chronic condition is a challenging activity. It requires patients and caregivers to deal with symptoms and the possible resulting disability, to manage emotions, and mediate their relationship with health professionals. Self-care technologies have tried to help in these tasks in multiple ways, including watching the evolution of symptoms, performing health measurements, or connecting with others that have the same condition. Nevertheless, self-care technologies often fail to integrate themselves into people’s everyday life.

Designing self-care technology for everyday life requires an in-depth understanding of the self-care strategies people use, the contexts in which they live, and tools they have at their disposal. Acquiring this understanding requires new approaches to the design of self-care technologies.

The aim of this focus section is to invite researchers to explore the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and theoretical insights of self-care technologies to broaden the scope of IxD&A and HCI research in self-care. This body of work is likely to inform the new generation of more holistic self-care technologies that takes into account people’s everyday life and experiences.

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