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 recent 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 build on diversity and be particular, or should it go after universal applications, technologies and experiences? Every designer has to find a way around this question in defining their view of experience, methods, applications and technologies.
ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems conference 2018
DIS 2018 invites submissions that address the following questions: Are our current models of user experience adequate in addressing diversity? What kinds of methods and processes are needed for designing for diversity? How can applications and technologies be designed to address diversity and even add to it in this era of giant global corporations? What are the ethical limits designers have to face when designing for diversity?
These questions are meant as inspiration and they are by no means a condition for a paper being accepted to the conference. When submitting, you must select one or two of the following subcommittees:
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.
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.
The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)
First act submissions:
Second act submissions:
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Mail to conference chairs: chairs [AT] dis2018.org.