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[DeSForM 2009] Call for Papers & Demos
International Workshop on Design & Semantics of Form & Movement
October 26 & 27, 2009
Taipei, Taiwan

The College of Design at National Taiwan University of Science and
Technology and the INSIGHT (INnovation and Synergy for IntelliGent Home 
Technology) Center at National Taiwan University are delighted to invite you 
to DeSForM 2009, an international workshop on Design & Semantics of Form & 
Movement, to be held on October 26 & 27, 2009, in Taipei, Taiwan, a city 
offering a vibrant blend of traditional culture and cosmopolitan life.

[ Scope and Focus ]

The scope of the conference is the design of products, systems and services 
with a focus on the meanings conveyed by their forms and behaviors. After 
four successful workshops in the Europe, DeSForM 2009 comes to Asia and 
creates an international platform where researchers and practitioners across 
different cultures can share findings and insights about the aesthetics and 
meanings of human-object interactions.

[ Themes and Topics ]

1. Methods and tools:
Active forms
Theatre and choreography
Sketching in space and time
Aesthetics and notation of motion
Editing and scripting of movements

2. Theoretical developments:
Meaning and perception
Conditions of applicability
Ambient versus interactive movement
Structuring mechanisms and linguistics
Gestalt theory and compositionality of meaning

3. Practice-based research and case studies:
Using movement as a mediator
Appropriation of the everyday
Effects of context on meanings
New typologies and ecologies of objects
Dependencies between form and movement

[ Timeline ]
Submission of Full Papers: May 1, 2009
Notification of Accepted Papers: August 1, 2009
Submission of Demo Proposals: August 15, 2009
Notification of Accepted Demo Proposals: September 1, 2009
Deadline for Final Version of Papers: September 15, 2009
Conference: October 26-27, 2009

[ Online Submission ]
Papers should be submitted online by May 1, 2009. Proposals for interactive 
demonstrations should be submitted online by August 15, 2009. If you wish to 
check the relevance of your research prior to submission, please send your 
abstract to [log in to unmask] to receive a quick feedback from the 
Program Committee.

[ Program Committee ]
Lin-Lin Chen
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Loe Feijs
Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Martina Hessler
Academy of Art, Design & Media Offenbach am Main, Germany
Steven Kyffin
Phillips Design, The Netherlands
Peiling Liu
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Kees Overbeeke
Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands 
Robert Young
Northumbria University, Great Britain

[Contact]
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http://desform2009.dt.ntust.edu.tw/

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