7th Intl Conf on Persuasive Technology: Design for health and safety (Jun 2012, Linköping Sweden)

Dates: June 6–8, 2012
Location: Linköping, SWEDEN
Deadline for full papers: 6 Jan 2012
Website: www.ida.liu.se/conferences/persuasive2012

Persuasive Technology is a stimulating interdisciplinary research field that focuses on how interactive technologies and services can be designed to change people’s attitudes and behaviors. Influenced by areas such as classic rhetoric, social psychology and ubiquitous computing, researchers in this field are typically designing applications for domains such as health, business, safety, and education. The 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (Persuasive 2012) will build on the successful prior conferences held at Eindhoven, Stanford, Oulu, Copenhagen, Claremont, and Columbus. The conference will feature the latest insights into how mobile and internet-based applications such as mobile games and social networking sites can be designed to influence behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. The conference is expected to gather researchers, practitioners, and students who are interested in networking, presenting, discussing and reflecting on central themes associated with persuasive computing and design.

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European Design 4 Health Conference (Jul 2011, Sheffield UK)

Location: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Dates: 13 – 15 July 2011
Website: http://www.design4health.org.uk/
Deadline for submission: 21 January 2011

The conference provides a platform for dialogue between designers, healthcare professionals, funding bodies, researchers and users. We invite submissions to the conference in the following forms:

  • Abstract submissions: extended abstracts that address the conference themes
  • Exhibition proposals: exhibits of innovative artefacts or systems that make significant progress in design for health

Please visit www.design4health.org.uk for full details.
Join the conference mailing list<https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=DESIGN4HEALTH> for regular updates.

CFP: “Participatory Design with Health & Social Care Institutions” PDC2010 workshop (Sydney, Australia)

Monday 29th November, 2010, Sydney, Australia.
Participatory Design has much to offer in the reconfiguration of health and social care to cope with changing demographics and ageing populations. However, these domains offer distinctive challenges for PD. For example:

  • how to fully involve participants who may have limited capabilities;
  • how to influence large institutions where positivist approaches to knowledge and research may predominate;
  • how to relate to the interests of, and existing power relations between patients, health and care workers, taxpayers, insurers and private owners;
  • how to operate within formalised frameworks for ethical regulation.

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Design and Health Special Journal 2010 – AMJ (Australiasian Medical Journal)

Following the very successful Special Edition on ‘Health and Design’ in 2009, we invite you to submit papers for the Special Edition on Health and Design September 2010. AMJ (Australiasian Medical Journal) www.amj.net.au is a new and rapidly developing medical journal that is open to all innovative opportunities. Please follow this link to download the invitation:


300 word abstract due 1 April 2010.

Sixth Annual Design Research Conference: Designing Health (Oct 2010, USA)

Conference to be held at the Interdisciplinary Design Institute of Washington State University Spokane
October 7 – 8, 2010
Deadline for Submission: 1 April 2010.

“Design” is a dynamic and multi-faceted term. Both verb and noun, it originates in the Latin designare, or, “to mark out.” Thus, design can be understood as both a mental activity that involves the study and transformation of our physical and intellectual surroundings; and as the products of such activity. “Health,” according to the World Health Organization, “…is not only the absence of infirmity and disease but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being.” Design and health have many areas of overlap. How do the designs of our environments, including such specific characteristics as light, color, material, and dimension; and more general characteristics such as proximity to nature, other human beings, and basic services, affect our health?  Can good design contribute to good health, and if so, how can we study this relationship and facilitate the most healthful outcomes?

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