Friday, 30 April 2010

Design for Interactive System Conference 2010

A bit last minute but a call for short papers & demonstratrion for the Design for Interactive System conference, that will take place next August in Aarhus, Denmark.

The DIS conference addresses design as an integrated activity spanning technical, social, cognitive, organisational, and cultural factors. It brings together professional designers, ethnographers, systems engineers, usability engineers, psychologists, design managers, product managers, academics and anyone involved in the design of interactive systems. DIS 2010 is held in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI.

submission DEADLINES
Please note that deadlines will NOT be extended.

15 February
* Full papers
* Workshop proposals

1 May
* Short papers
* Demonstrations
* Doctoral Consortium

(both dates are interpreted as 18:00 GMT)
See the Submission Details page for submission directions.


* 16-17 August: Workshops, Doctoral Consortium, etc.
* 18-20 August: Conference

Find out all the details on the conference's website.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

2 PhD studentships offered by University College Falmouth

Title:Crafting participatory design: the role and value of craft processes in the development of new participatory design methods

Autonomatic, the 3D Digital Production Research Group at UCF is offering a PhD studentship opportunity to develop and test new participatory design methods of potential value in business and social contexts based on approaches and characteristics associated with craft practice.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a post graduate qualification, or equivalent research skills, and practical making experience. You must be able to demonstrate your potential to intelligently and empathetically apply this making experience to working with others.

Dr Justin Marshall will act as the Director of Studies for this project. Professor David Frohlich director of the 'Digital World Research Centre' based at the University of Surrey will act as external supervisor.

Title: 21st century standard ware (the cultural heritage of Leach and the creative and economic benefits of digital technologies)

A research opportunity to be supported through a partnership between Leach Pottery, St Ives and Autonomatic
The Leach Pottery and Autonomatic, the 3D Digital Production Research Group at UCF are offering a unique PhD studentship opportunity to research and prototype innovative ceramic products that draw upon the cultural heritage of Leach and the creative and economic benefits of digital technologies.

We are looking for a highly motivated practitioner with post graduate or equivalent research skills in either digital design technologies and/or ceramic production to pursue this exciting opportunity to explore and develop Leach standards in 21st century Design contexts.

Dr Katie Bunnell, Autonomatic Research Group leader will act as Director of Studies for this project with Jack Doherty, Creative Director of Leach Pottery as advisor.

Deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest: Thursday 13 May 2010
For further information and to download an Expression of Interest form.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Shape-Morphing Textiles Seminar

An international seminar on shape-morphing textiles organized by Aurélie Mossé for the Centre for IT & Architecture, Royal Academy of Fines Arts, school of Architecture, Copenhagen.

Bringing together a panel of international speakers from the field of polymer science & engineering, textile design & architecture, this seminar will explore the potential of shape-morphing textiles for the home. With the intention to encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue between science & design, the seminar will discuss the opportunities and challenges of shape-morphing technologies while investigating their design perspective & stakes. A particular emphasize will be given to the question of how responsive polymer technologies can merge with fabric to design soft architectural membranes for resilient spaces.

Royal Academy of Fines Arts, School of Architecture, Philip de Langes Allé 10, 1435 Copenhagen

Please note this is a free event but with limited number of seats so please RSVP aurelie.mosse[at] if interested.

Friday, 2 April 2010

PhD Fashion & Textile Networking Event

This is a particularly relevant event for any PhD with a textile or fashion related research organized by FTC.
Third edition of the event, the idea is to support and provide active networking opportunities for UK M Phil and Ph D students engaged in fashion and/or textiles and fashion and textile related research.

The next event will be held on Wednesday 28 April 2010 at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.

Each participant will be allocated 10 minutes for a power point presentation to introduce your research and facilitate discussion. It’s a great opportunity to network and develop research synergies.

Spread the word – and if you’re an M Phil or Ph D student engaged in fashion and/or textiles and fashion and textile related research and would like to attend, please contact for further information and to book the event.
Jennifer and I are joining the event. Maybe see you there?