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ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems conference 2018, June 11-13 2018

The theme of DIS 2018 is diversity and design. 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. Interactive systems can be designed to take into account diversity, but also the universal landscape as the success of many Silicon Valley companies so clearly show. 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?

DIS is the premier international design-oriented ACM conference. 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 since its inception in 1995. DIS 2018 invites a wide range of submissions related to methods, theories, applications, experiences, and technologies that shape Designing Interactive Systems.  In light of the theme of diversity and design for DIS 2018, we also invite submissions that address the following questions: Are our current models of user experience adequate in addressing diversity? What kinds of methods, processes, and perspectives are needed for designing for diversity? How can applications and technologies be designed to address diversity and even add to it an era of giant transnational corporations? What are the ethical limits designers have to face when designing for diversity?

•       Subcommittee on Design theory, methods, and critical perspectives: Do our design methods, processes and critical perspectives support diversity - and should they? - Your response 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.
•       Subcommittee on Experience: Are our current models of user experience adequate in addressing diversity – or it is better to go universal? - Your response 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.
•       Subcommittee on Application Domains: How to design applications that take into account diversity – or should we design universal applications? – A response to this question may focus on health, ICT4D, children-computer interaction, sustainability, games/entertainment computing, digital arts, etc.
•       Subcommittee on Technological Innovation: When designing systems, tools, and artifacts, should we design for particular situations and communities or go global? - When responding this question, you may look at sensors and actuators, mobile devices, multi touch and touchless interaction, social media, personal, community, 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.

1st Wave 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

2nd Wave Submissions
12 March 2018: Submission of Provocations & Works-in-Progress, Demos, Doctoral Consortium & 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

Conference Dates
June 9-10, 2017: Workshops and Doctoral Consortium
June 11-13, 2017: Conference
June 14, 2017: Optional cultural and industry visit to Shenzhen, China

Conference Chairs: chairs[at]
Ilpo Koskinen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Youn-kyung Lim, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Technical Program Chairs: program[at]
Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Stockholm University
Ka Nin (Kenny) Chow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
William Odom, Simon Fraser University

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