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ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems 2019
23-29 June 2019, San Diego, CA, USA

The ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) is the premier, international, and interdisciplinary conference encompassing all issues related to the design and deployment of interactive systems where designers, artists, theorists, psychologists, user experience researchers, systems engineers and many more come together to debate and shape the future of interactive systems research, design, and practice.

The theme for ACM DIS 2019 is “Contesting Borders and Intersections.” Both borders and intersections are simultaneously about separation, margins, and friction as well as opportunities, promises, and imaginaries where alternative and diverse modes of engagements can be made possible and unfold.  With this theme, we encourage submissions that critique, resist, and/or reimagine taken-for-granted boundaries in interactive design research and practices.

Full papers published at DIS 2019 are ACM archival publications and will be made available through the ACM in the Digital Library (  Other submission categories at DIS 2019 that will be included in the ACM Digital Library are Pictorials, Provocations/Work in Progress, Doctoral Consortium, Demos, and Workshop Proposals. All represent significant contributions to the field of HCI and interaction design. All of the DIS proceedings are in a public version of the Digital Library for one month starting on the first day of the conference.  If downloaded within this time period, papers are accessible to the user for one year.

DIS 2019 will be held in San Diego, CA, USA just forty miles north of the sometimes contested border between Mexico and the United States.

DIS 2019 will be held jointly with the *Creativity and Cognition (C&C) 2019 conference.* There will be some overlapping programs to strengthen the dialogues between these two related communities.

At DIS 2019, all submissions will be assessed based on their broader impact to society ( We encourage authors to address the positive and negative, actual and potential, and/or pragmatic significance of their work; that is, they should engage with substantive and reflective discussions of the impact of their research beyond a narrow intellectual contribution to the field.

DIS2019 includes the following four subcommittees for Paper submissions Please note that they are different from previous DIS conferences. Authors must select a subcommittee as part of their submission.

* Critical Computing and Design Theory
Critical computing and design theory have contributed to one another for decades. This subcommittee seeks papers 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 subcommittee seeks papers 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, Artifacts, and Technology
Interactions with digital artifacts and technologies are an inescapable facet of our everyday experience. This subcommittee seeks papers that explore new relationships and intersections amongst and between experiences, artifacts 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 subcommittee seeks papers about design activism discourses, approaches, processes, tools, and inspirational cases/exemplars.


- Abstract and title due: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
- Paper submission deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019
- External reviews due: Friday, March 1, 2019
- Virtual PC Meeting with all Associate Chairs, Subcommittee Chairs, and the Technical Chairs: Mon/Tues, March 18 and 19, 2019
- Paper notifications to authors: Thursday, March 21, 2019

- Submission deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019
- Workshop proposal notifications: Friday, February 15, 2019

- Submission deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019
- Notifications to authors: Thursday, March 21, 2019

DIS 2019 Technical Program Chairs

Carman Neustaedter
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Deborah Tatar
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
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