DIS 2021 invites papers and pictorials that are well aligned with the theme: “Nowhere and Everywhere.” We also invite papers and pictorials that can contribute to any of the four following areas described below.”
Critical Computing and Design Theory
Critical computing and design theory have contributed to one another for decades. This area seeks papers and pictorials that carry this work into a new generation–exploring the relationships among design inquiry, politics, aesthetics, ethics, and craftsmanship as well as unpacking the notion of criticality in design and computing.
Design Methods and Processes
Share your inventions and insights that open up new spaces for design, allow for engagement with new, difficult to access communities, and enable designers to play with exciting new materials. This area seeks papers and pictorials that document, innovate and/or advance the methods and processes used by UX and service design practitioners; user researchers from industry, academia, and NGOs; and academic design researchers working in HCI and interaction design.
Experiences, Artefacts, and Technology
Interactions with digital artefacts and technologies are an inescapable facet of our everyday experience. This area seeks papers and pictorials that explore new relationships and intersections amongst and between experiences, artefacts and technologies, and the ways in which meaningful and impactful interactions are designed, created and engendered
Change Through Design
Design has the potential to enact positive change and/or tackle large-scale and complex societal, cultural, economic, environmental, and/or political challenges in the world. What are the political, ethical, and moral dimensions of design? Who is allowed to participate in design processes, and who are our designs for? This area seeks papers and pictorials about design activism discourses, approaches, processes, tools, and inspirational cases/exemplars.