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NORDES 2009 Extended deadline and 3. call for papers

Announcement and 3. call for submissions:
Nordic Design Research Conference

NORDES ´09 Engaging Artefacts

Oslo, Norway, 30 August -1 September 2009

Design research aims to provide new insights to the ways in which we
understand – and do – design. The conference invites contributions from
researchers in universities, design schools and industry who share an
interest in understanding and developing design as a trans-disciplinary
practice that is always in the making. The scope of the conference reaches
beyond the traditional design disciplines and includes other research
areas with mutual interest in design research and engaging artefacts.
NORDES ‘09 directs its interest towards the diversity, challenges and
emerging practices and understandings of design. The conference theme
reflects a range of issues that characterize design and design research

Confronted with the increasingly complex problems of our times, design
should engage in new ways of thinking. Design objects are characterized by
their form, aesthetics, functionality, materials as well as social,
political and cultural codings. How do and might designers, and educators
and researchers of design respond to these different perspectives in
design? How can designers respond to the life cycle of artefacts? How can
designers be better at designing artefacts for performability and
sustainability? How do designers and researchers develop ways of
researching knowledges, skills, theories, methods, intuition and passion
in design practices?
In addressing these many issues, the Engaging Artefacts conference
includes the following themes:
- Consumption: critical perspectives on the increasing number and
diversity of artefacts and their creative design but also use and abuse in
global economy
- Production: critical perspectives on the complexity, interrelations and
consequences of production
- Technology: new forms given by new materials – and new materials
developed to enable new forms
- Interactivity: performance and system oriented thinking regarding the
interaction between artefacts, material systems, environments and users
- Politics: the role of artefacts in shaping alternative futures
especially addressing accessibility, sustainability, poverty and democracy

So as to fully take up the theme Engaging Artefacts, we invite a range of
- Research papers (full paper - maximum 10 pages)
- Exploratory papers (maximum 4 pages)
- Doctoral consortium (maximum 4 pages proposal)
- Design cases (maximum 2 pages proposals)
- Artefacts for exhibition (maximum 2 page proposals)
- Tutorials (maximum 2 page proposals)
- Workshops (maximum 2 page proposals)

Submitted contributions are subject to an anonymous peer-review process.
Accepted contributions will be published electronically on the conference
website prior to the conference and in the conference proceedings.

Important dates:
23 February 2009: Extended deadline for all papers (including design
cases, artefacts, tutorials, workshops)
2 April 2009:  Feedback to authors and organisers with suggestions for
1 June 2009:  Final paper submissions uploaded to website
30 August  – 1 September 2009: Conference in Oslo

Nordic Design Research Conference is a biannual conference circulated in
the Nordic countries. The NORDES ´09 conference will be hosted by The Oslo
School of Architecture and Design, AHO, in collaboration with University
of Oslo.

General Conference Co-Chairs:
Tone Bratteteig, Dept. of Informatics, U. of Oslo (UiO), Norway
Birger Sevaldson, Inst. of Industrial Design, Oslo School of Architecture
and design, Norway

Programme Co-chairs:
- papers
Håkan Edeholt, School of Art, Culture and Communication, Malmö University,
Tuuli Mattelmäki, University of Art and Design, Helsinki. Finland
Andrew Morrison, InterMedia, U of Oslo / Oslo School of Architecture and
design (AHO), Norway

Programme Co-chairs:
- exhibition
Michael Hensel, Oslo School of Architecture and design (AHO), Norway
Ole Smørdal, InterMedia, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway
Maziar Raein, Oslo Art School, Norway

Programme Co-chairs
- design cases
Trond Are Øritsland, Interaction Design. NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Turkka Keinonen, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland

Programme Chair:
- tutorials and workshops
Christina Mörtberg, Dept of Informatics, U of Oslo (UiO), Norway

Doctoral Consortium Co-chairs:
Dag Svanæs, Dept of Computer and Information Science, Norwegian
   University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Ben Matthews, Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark
Dagny Stuedahl, InterMedia, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

Conference website:

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