Deadline Extended to 31 August 2014! for Call for Abstracts: Designing Experience Conference (Hong Kong, November 2014)

DE-Banner-Web-3Dates: 27-29 November 2014
Location: Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 17 August 2014 31 August 2014.

At the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, we investigate current practice and scholarship in the new field of ‘experience design’. We now wish to expand our explorations by inviting a wider circle of practitioners and scholars to enquire into the ways in which slippery notions of ‘experience’ are shared, commodified, theorized and politicized across the spectrum of contemporary visual arts at an international, interdisciplinary conference to be held in Hong Kong from 27 to 29 November 2014 in association with Hong Kong’s Business of Design Week (BoDW 2014).

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Journal of Engineering Design: Special Issue on Interaction and Experience Design (July 2014)

Deadline for notification of intent to submit: July 2014

Even in the development of the most technologically complex products, systems and  environments, it is now accepted that the role of the user must remain firmly in focus. It is not  enough to fulfil functional requirements such as safety and performance, or to achieve technical  excellence in manufacture. The emergence of user-centred design has been critical in shifting  focus towards human needs in the design and development process. Inclusive design in particular  has set out the importance of universal usability in the design of products, and this fundamental  requirement has been addressed in a previous special issue of JED. Broader user-based issues,  however, require deeper consideration of the emotional reaction of individuals. The delivery of  more personalized usage scenarios encompasses aspects of interaction design, psychology,  culture and human factors to achieve satisfying, engaging and meaningful user experiences.

The aim of this special issue is therefore to address the emotional needs of users and their experiences in using products, processes and systems. What indicators can be monitored to best understand response during product use? Do requirements change through the ageing process  with respect to motivation, learning and dexterity? How can tasks and activities be designed and sequenced to form compelling narratives of use? How can factors such as culture, personality,  experience be considered in interface design? And can the tensions between tailored individual requirements and product universality be resolved in unifying design principles?

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Designing Experience-conference (Hong Kong, July 2014)

For reasons out of our control this conference needed to be rescheduled: for the new call for abstracts etc. please visit here.

Dates: 3 to 5 July 2014
Location: Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, Hong Kong
Deadline for abstracts: 28 March 2014 (400 words)

We wish to invite professionals and academics with an interdisiplinary approach to design to join us in exchanging, comparing, reviewing and publishing current practice and ideas in Experience Design at the international, interdisciplinary conference:

Designing Experience: The Power of Context
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong, July 2014

For this purpose we now invite submissions of abstracts for international peer review. Submissions should be of no more than 400 words in English, and reveal significant, original or previously unpublished academic research, professional/practical case studies or more experimental formats that respond to, or take further the following issues:

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