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Call for exhibition proposals
You are invited to submit recent and current projects now for an exhibition
to be held in conjunction with this yearıs CREATE 2008 Conference.
    +    New designs for digital consumer products
    +    Interactive services
    +    Interaction paradigms


Download the form
The form can be found here:
http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/research/idc/create2008/call/


What we are looking for
Exhibits may include fully working interactive systems, demonstrations or
well-made video presentations. The submission of supplementary materials is
encouraged to explain the design, its rationale, and any evaluation
undertaken. Authors of selected projects will be encouraged to prepare a
poster indicating these aspects of the exhibit and to informally explain
their work to delegates during the evening between the first and second day
of the conference.

Proposals for exhibits may focus on any aspect of interactive design -
utility or entertainment, functional or affective needs.

This is an opportunity for the exhibited projects to be seen by leaders in
design, human computer interaction and ergonomics. The co-sponsors of
CREATE, the British Computer Society and the Ergonomics Society are the UKıs
leading bodies in their respective fields, with an international reputation.


Eligibility
Professional and student submissions are eligible. Team submissions are
welcome. The work must have been completed in the past eighteen months (at
the Stage 1 submission deadline Wednesday 12th March). Work may be submitted
which has already been shown elsewhere. Applicants should be aware that by
exhibiting they are putting their work in the public domain which may
compromise any future patent application.


The selectors
The selection committee is drawn from experts in the fields of product
design, HCI and Ergonomics.


Criteria:
    1.    an innovative solution to a need or a potentially fruitful form of
interaction
    2.    a sensitive and appropriate use of technology
    3.    the use of one or more evaluative methods (whether conventional or
novel)
    4.    clear communication of the rationale for the work


Outline of the applications and selection process
The selection process is in two stages:
Stage 1. 
Applicants should complete the attached form, describing their intended
proposed exhibit.
Stage 2. 
Short-listed applicants will be asked to produce a more detailed
specification of their exhibit, detailing what they will show with space and
equipment requirements.
The selectors will need to take into account the practicalities of
exhibiting the work as well as the quality of the submission. The organisers
reserve the right to deselect any project which imposes unexpected demands
in terms of exhibition. Once selected, applicants are committed to
exhibiting.


Support for exhibitors
The following will be provided for each exhibit:
    +    a table, some with adjacent wall-space
    +    mains power
    +    a wireless internet connection
Successful student applicants will have their conference fees waived.
Additional funds may be available to help with transportation of exhibition
equipment. This will be available on a case by case basis.


Important dates
Submission of Stage One forms
    Wednesday 12th March
Notification of provisional acceptance
    Friday 11the April
Submission of Stage Two specifications
    Wednesday 14th May
Exhibition setup
    Monday 23rd June from noon / early Tuesday 24th June


How to submit your proposal
Initial proposals must be submitted electronically. Please complete the form
which is available as a Word or rich-text file and email it to the
exhibition chair, Stephen Boyd Davis [log in to unmask]
The form can be found here:
http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/research/idc/create2008/call/


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Stephen Boyd Davis
Reader in Interactive Media
Head, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet, Herts  EN4 8HT
United Kingdom
Tel 44 (0)20 8411 5072
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The Centre's Web Pages are at http://www.cea.mdx.ac.uk/
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