AVI 2014: Intl Working Conf on Advanced Visual Interfaces (Jan 2014, Como Italy)

Dates: 27-30 May 2014
Location: Como, Italy
Website: http://avi2014.deib.polimi.it
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 7 January 2014

In cooperation with SIGCHI Italy, ACM-SIGCHI, ACM-SIGMM, ACM SIGWEB (pending confirmation)

The 12th  International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2014) will be held in Como (Italy) at the campus of Politecnico di Milano, from May 27th to 30th, 2014.  Started in 1992 in Rome, AVI has become a biannual appointment for a wide International community of experts with a broad range of backgrounds, who share the interest in the investigation, design, development, and evaluation of  innovative interactive solutions impacting our world at individual and societal level. Through more than two decades, the Conference has contributed to the progress of Human-Computer Interaction, offering a forum to present and disseminate new technological results, new paradigms and new visions for interaction and interfaces.  AVI 2014 offers a wide variety of submission types to suit many types of interests and works. They include full and short research papers, demos, industry papers, and workshops. Theoretical and formal approaches, novel methodologies, domain-specific applications, empirical studies, new technological solutions, and industrial achievements fit well into the framework of the conference. The program also includes a number of prestigious invited talks as well social events at magnificent villas on the Como lake.

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Poetics and Praxis: Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces 2013 (Sep 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

Dates: 3-5 September 2013
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Website: http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/dppi
Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2013

We are excited to invite submissions for the 6th International conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, hosted by Northumbria University at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, UK 3rd ­ 5th of September 2013. DPPI is a leading venue for designers, artists, psychologists, systems engineers, social scientists and many more to come together to debate and define future design research and practice. This year’s conference is hosted by Northumbria University (UK) and will be held on the riverbanks of the Tyne in the glorious BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art between the 3-5 of September 2013. DPPI 2013 will also be co-located with the first biannual Research Through Design conference http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/researchthroughdesign/.

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DPPI-11: Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (Jun 2011, Milano)

22 – 25 June 2011
How Can Design Research serve Industry?
Design visions, tools and knowledge for industry
Deadline for submission: 30 January 2011

In these days a mantra for companies and institutions seems to be, almost mandatorily, the need to become design-oriented, in order to increase their capability to build value, generate innovation and increase market shares as well as profits. This mantra, more often than not, comes with another one: design innovation is putting the user at the center of the project. Research on pleasurable products and interfaces is playing an important role in this debate elaborating and formalizing new knowledge on people (end users, value co-producers, etc.) and their needs, expectations, beliefs, values, desires; and suggesting the possibility to exploit user centered design in sectors and markets that are not commonly thought as being inherent its field of research. This has produced a significant amount of knowledge, mainly through vast experimentation, whereas less has been said on how to integrate this knowledge in industry. Apparently there is a disconnection between research on user centered design and pleasurability, and design practices inside industry, especially in SMEs contexts. Given these premises, it would be very interesting to investigate how this research can be integrated into industry, and to discuss it in relation to other approaches to design innovation.

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