Monday 08 Jan 2018
Conference & Submission Link
Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 13, 2018
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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DIS 2018 invites papers about a burning issue shaping design today: diversity. Diversity is reflected in the choice of Hong Kong as the site of the DIS 2018 conference. Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people come from different ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds to form a multiplicity of communities, beliefs, and practices. Hong Kong is defined through its relation to geographical neighbors like Shenzhen and Macau. The former is known as a massive manufacturing and technology hub; the latter as Asia’s gambling capital. Yet, just like Hong Kong, both are more than these stereotypes: their nature, business, food, entertainment, and popular culture are diverse and different from each other.
Interactive systems can be designed to take into account diversities, but also the global landscape, when faced with diversity, designers face a classic philosophical question about particulars and universals: should design make particular commitments to diversity or should it go after universals in technology and experience?
Today, emerging technologies are redefining this question. Many newly emerging interactive artifacts and systems can be personalized. Individuals can create their own artifacts with globally available platforms. For designers, these platforms pose new possibilities, but also challenges in terms of concepts, methods, processes, and technologies.
DIS 2018 invites submissions that address the following questions around Diversity and Design: Are our current models of user experience adequate in addressing diversity? What kinds of methods and processes are needed for designing for diversity? How can applications and technologies be designed to address diversity and even add to it in this era of giant global corporations? What are the ethical limits designers have to face when designing for diversity?
DIS 2018 invites several types of submissions, including papers, pictorials, demos, provocations and workshops. As before, the conference focuses explicitly on the design aspects of interactive systems, products, services, and spaces – but the limit is imagination.
DIS 2018 invites submissions that address the following questions: Are our current models of user experience adequate in addressing diversity? What kinds of methods and processes are needed for designing for diversity? How can applications and technologies be designed to address diversity and even add to it in this era of giant global corporations? What are the ethical limits designers have to face when designing for diversity? When answering these questions, DIS seeks papers that make a contribution to knowledge in a believable manner. When submitting, you must select one or two of the following subcommittees:
Design theory, methods, and critical perspectives:
Do our design methods, processes and critical perspectives support diversity? How could they be improved and what are the limits? – Your answer to this question can focus on methods, tools, and techniques for engaging people; researching, designing, and co-designing interactive systems; participatory design, design artifacts, research through design; documenting and reflecting on design processes, etc.
Are our current models of user experience adequate in addressing diversity – or it is better to go universal? – Your answer to this question may focus on places, temporality, people, communities, events, phenomena, aesthetics, user experience, usability, engagement, empowerment, wellbeing, designing things that matter, diversity, participation, materiality, making, etc.
How to design applications that take into account diversity – or should we design universal applications? – An answer to this question may focus on health, ICT4D, children-computer interaction, sustainability, games/entertainment computing, digital arts, etc.
When designing systems, tools, and artifacts, should we design for particular situations and communities or go global? – When answering this question, you can look at sensors and actuators, mobile devices, multi touch and touchless interaction, social media, personal, community-based, and public displays, etc.
We welcome and encourage theoretical contributions to DIS 2018. Rather than its own subcommittee, please consider submitting theory contributions to any of the above four subcommittees.
Papers and Notes accepted for presentation at DIS 2018 are published by the ACM in the ACM Digital Library and have in the past attracted high impact, visibility and citations.
Authors take note
The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)
First act submissions:
8 January 2018: Submission: Papers, Notes, Pictorials full submission due
8 January 2018: Workshop proposals due
5 March 2018: Papers, Notes, Pictorials, Workshop proposals author notifications
30 March 2018: Papers, Notes, Pictorials camera ready due
Second act submissions:
12 March 2018: Submission of Provocations & Works-in-Progress, Demos, Doctoral Consortium full submission due
12 March 2018: Student Volunteer applications due
4 April 2018: Provocations & Works-in-Progress, Demos, Doctoral Consortium & Student Volunteer notifications
11 April 2018: Provocations & Works-in-Progress, Demos, Doctoral Consortium camera ready due
June 9-10, 2018: Workshops and Doctoral Consortium
June 11-13, 2018: Conference
June 12, 2018: Extra program – a trip to Shenzhen, China