The Service Design and Innovation conference aims to explore how Service Design is contributing to ‘Service Futures’ and, by doing so, to reflect on its directions as a design field. This conference is the premier international research conference exploring service design and service innovation.
All contributions due Oct 31, 2013.
Details: April 9-11, 2014, Service Design and Innovation (ServDes), Lancaster, UK.
The conference welcomes contributions that reflect on the ‘Service Futures’ theme and its implication for Service Design as a field of enquiry. Four topics with related sub-questions are suggested as a possible focus: service innovation, transformative services, service logic, and service science.
Read all about this conference on http://www.servdes.org/
“If urban space has historically been defined by the relation between static structures and mobile subjects, this dichotomy is fast giving way to hybrid spatialities characterized by dynamic flows which not only dissolve the fixity of traditional modes of spatial enclosure, but problematize the unified presence of the subject traversing their contours.”
(Scott McGuire, The Media City 2008)
Abstracts due June 14, 2013.
Symposium: Mediating Cityscapes, The Hague, Sep 27-28, 2013.
ABOUT – As Scott McGuire suggests, the contemporary city is marked by a number of tensions found between fixity and flow and the resulting hybrid spatialities which are shaped by a multifarious range of mediations. Historically, certain of these mediations, such as film, photography, music, art, and more recently, mobile and locative media, have helped shape the diverse strata which compose both the material and immaterial dimensions of the contemporary city. In form, and as practices and discourses, they have also afforded opportunities to critically engage with and creatively intervene in the city. As part of the annual arts festival Two Days Art, held in Den Haag, this interdisciplinary symposium will focus on creative and artistic responses to the mediated cityscape. We encourage papers and submissions from academics, artists and practitioners that consider the multiple ways in which various media (film, music, photographic, digital, etc.), creative practices, and technologies put in to play a diverse array of encounters and interfaces that engage with, interrupt, reconstitute, or resist the hybrid spatialities which define the contemporary cityscape.
Abstracts of no longer than 250 words can be sent to email@example.com
Closing Date: Friday, June 14th 2013.
Participants will be notified by July 1st, 2013.
Participation is a research area of sustained interest to the HCI community. Traditionally, the term has been used to suggest a democratized approach to the design of technology that calls for end-user involvement in the design process.
Papers due Aug 31, 2013. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
The theme of the 13th Participatory Design Conference is Reflecting Connectedness.
Full papers due Jan 15, 2014.
PDC 2014, Reflecting connectedness, Oct 6-10, 2014, Windhoek, Namibia.
ABOUT – The conference theme of the PDC 2014 is “Reflecting connectedness”. We are currently experiencing a technologically pushed trend in ‘being always connected’. This is manifested in a number of designed artifacts, such as smart-phones, social networks, computer supported cooperative work and distributed working tools. By ‘reflecting connectedness’ in PD, we acknowledge influential relations across continents, societies, people, disciplines and time, beyond the direct involvement of stakeholders. … We invite authors to deliberate on these relations within and beyond the field of PD, which affect its conceptualization and practices all over.
Read full call(s): http://www.pdc2014.org/
The ongoing mediatisation process is subject to social transformations as well as technical innovation processes and creative practices. We endorse digital technologies with the promises of a better way of life, solving our problems of managing the world’s complexity, allowing better participatory policies and helping us in our daily life.
In this workshop we want to critically discuss the promises and discomforts of digital culture taking into account the tensions raised by different material practices, understandings and social orders around the role of digital media in performing social change. Special focus lies on the three aspects of Digital Culture: Digital imaginations and narratives , Digital Neighbourhoods and Citizenship, and Digital Engagement and Social Change.
Call for Papers for the DCC Workshop: Digital Culture – Promises and Discomforts. Department of Media Studies of the University of Bonn, Germany, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53115, Bonn. October 2-5, 2013.
Extended abstracts due April 19, 2013.
Read full call: http://dccecrea.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/call-for-papers/
Algorithms are increasingly invoked as powerful entities that control, govern, sort, regulate, and shape everything from financial trades to news media. Nevertheless, the nature and implications of such orderings are far from clear. What exactly is it that algorithms “govern”? What is the role attributed to “algorithms” in these arguments? Can we turn the “problem of algorithms” into an object of productive inquiry?
This conference sets out to explore the recent rise of algorithms as an object of interest in scholarship, policy, and practice beyond computer science.
GOVERNING ALGORITHMS: A conference on computation, automation, and control. New York University, May 16-17, 2013.
Read more: http://governingalgorithms.org
Participation is a research area of sustained interest to the HCI community. As HCI is an interdisciplinary field, there are multiple understandings of what participation in research might mean, from subjects and disciplines such as social science, participatory and performance arts, international development, and action research.
Full papers due July 31, 2013.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Int. Journal of Human-Computer Studies – Perspectives on participatory HCI research: Beginnings, middles and endings.
In recent years studies of aesthetic, urban and digital culture have focused on the political potential of user-driven production often referred to by means of concepts such as DIY urbanism and participatory culture, co-creation, produsage, etc. How do we understand and support collective creation, and what new challenges does this change bring forth?
Abstracts due June 20, 2013.
RETHINK Participatory Cultural Citizenship – When is citizen participation socially transformative? Aarhus University (AU), Denmark, Nov 14-16, 2013.
Today’s global recession forces design practice, research and education to address questions such as how design can stimulate sustainable economic growth. The Cumulus conference is intended to act as platform for sharing ideas and concepts about contemporary design research in this age of austerity.
Abstracts due May 31, 2013.
November 7-9, 2013, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland. http://www.cumulusdublin.com
Today’s global recession forces design practice, research and education to address a number of questions:
We propose that in the deepest recession since the great depression of the 1930s we need to turn the modernist mantra ‘less is more’ on its head as the reduced budgets of governments, business and people demand ‘more for less’, and develop a ‘New Deal’ for design.
This year’s DPPI conference theme is Poetics and Praxis. We wish to reflect on the great changes that have occurred in design research, human-computer interaction and interaction design.
We wish to celebrate the diversification and growth of research studying and exploring the role of fun, enjoyment, pleasure, intimacy and emotion as a central feature of the everyday experience of products, services and technologies and as resources for new design ideas.
Submissions due June 1, 2013.
3rd-5th September 2013: DPPI 2013 conference. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Read full call: http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/dppi/call-for-papers/