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Special issue on
*"On Making"*

to be published at the
/*Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)*/
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
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IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents
with no charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)

If you wish to help us in improving the quality of the journal, please 

Guest Editors:

• Patrizia Marti, /University of Siena & Eindhoven University of Technology
/• Joep Frens, Bart Hengeveld, Pierre Levy, /Eindhoven University of 
Important dates:
• Deadline: *July 4**, 2016  (extended deadline)*
• Notification to the authors: October 10, 2016
• Camera ready paper: October 20, 2016
• Publication of the special issue: mid November, 2016

Making is hot. A ‘maker culture’ is emerging and a focus on making and 
skills is retaking a presence in society at its broadest. For example, 
we see a re-appreciation for the skills in education where there is a 
growing interest in learning by doing and craft schools re-entering 
higher academic levels. And also the work of Richard Sennett, Tim 
Ingold, and Vilem Flusser, to name just a few, has given the skills a 
new foothold in academia. We wonder if these observations point to a new 
appreciation of the bodily skills and the first signs of the elimination 
of the classic separation of body and mind.
“Making” is far broader than skilled manual labor. Making is about 
understanding in practice, and it is inextricably tangled with an active 
engagement with the material world and culture. Still, it is important 
to realize that the notion of making has evolved in different ways from 
traditional craftsmanship.
The new ‘maker culture’, promoted by fab labs, DIY, maker and hacker 
spaces, is an utilitarian hybrid of software and hardware ‘tinkering’ 
that stands far apart from the quality that skilled craftsman of before 
would bring. Being motivated by self-fulfillment and desire to do good 
work for its own sake, the makers privilege assembling technologies into 
physical objects and fabricate new devices. Attention to formal and 
interactive qualities of the designed objects is not at the forefront of 
their creations.
However, the maker philosophy has attracted the interest of 
professionals, educators, practitioners and the academic community for 
the informal, open, networked, peer-led and shared learning, for its 
potential to create new pathways into technology development and for 
experimenting with a new economic model for growth and innovation that 
is not based on mass production and long production chains.
In this special issue we aim to portrait broad perspective on making, 
welcoming multidisciplinary contributions and viewpoints. We would like 
this special issue to be a feast of variety that gives handles on making 
in as many ways as possible.

*Topics of Interests*
We welcome papers on any of the following topics, and related ones:

• Making in theory and practice
• Making & design
• Making in education
• Making as a patina of culture
• Making and the culture of cooperation
• Making economy
• Critical making
• Making as a reflective practice
• Anthropology of making
• The new maker culture
• Design cases
• The art of prototyping
• Interactivity and interaction modality
• Tangibility and embodied interaction
• Crafting the internet of things
• The status of making in society
• Review of the history of making, movements of making
• The scope of making

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors' 
information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines

Link to the paper submission page: (when submitting the
paper please choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A special issue on:
‘Mobile learning and Special Education')

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• patrizia.marti[at]unisi [dot] it
• j.w.frens[at] tue [dot] nl
• b.j.hengeveld[at] tue [dot] nl
• p.d.levy[at] tue [dot] nl

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Forthcoming issues:*

• Autumn 2016
/also a focus section on:/
'Player and Learner eXperience'
Guest Editors: Monica Divitini, Gabriella Dodero, Rosella Gennari

• Winter 2016
'Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development'
Guest Editors: Alke Martens, Radu Vasiu, Annika Wolff

• Spring 2017
'The Future of Human-Building Interaction: An HCI Perspective'
Guest Editors: Hamed S. Alavi, Denis Lalanne

• Summer 2017
'Connecting Learning Design and Learning Analytics''
Guest Editors: Davinia Hernandez Leo, Yishay Mor, Maria Jesus-Triana, 
Paul Salvador

• Autumn 2017
'Emerging Design: Transforming the STEAM Learning Landscape with the 
Support of Digital Technologies'
Guest Editors: Daniel Spikol, Jalal Nouri, Teresa Cerratto Pargman, 
Marcelo Milrad

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