Thecla Schiphorst (Simon Fraser University)
Jeffrey Bardzell (Indiana University)
Peter Wright (Newcastle University)
John Bowers (Newcastle University)


Student Participants
Ragaad AlTarawneh, University of Kaiserslautern
Visual Interactive Support For Understanding Structural and Behavioral Aspects of Complex Systems


Chris Elsden, Culture Lab, Newcastle University
Situated Remembering with Digital Technology


Laura Devendorf, UC Berkeley
Making Art and Making Artists

Jinyi Wang, Stockholm University
Exploring the Alternative Means to Communicate Interaction Design Research


Tom Jenkins, Georgia Institute of Technology
Prototyping Speculative Objects for the Internet of Things


Wonjun Lee, KAIST
Pragmatic and Practical Somaesthetics for Interactive Product Design


Lisa Koeman, University College London
An Exploratory Study into the Public and Situated Visualisation of Local Data in Urban Communities


Rohit Khot, Exertion games lab, RMIT University
Exploring Material Representations of Physical Activity


David Altimira, University of Canterbury
Designing Engaging Exertion Games Through Game Balancing


Lindsay MacDonald, University of Calgary
For Every Action: Interactive Installations in Liminal Spaces


Gopinaath Kannabiran, Indiana University Bloomington
Ecofeminism and Sustainable HCI


Arash Soleimani, Clemson University
CyberPLAYce – A Play Space of Creative, Intelligent Tools Promoting Personal and Computational Expression for Early Learners


Workshops and Doctoral Consortium
For those attending the workshops or the doctoral consortium, registration for workshops and the conference will be at the Morris J Wosk Center for Dialogue (580 W. Hastings St.):
Sat 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the Morris J Wosk Centre (only for Sat Workshop attendees)
Sun 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the Morris J Wosk Centre (only for Sun Workshop and Doctoral Consortium attendees)


Doctoral consortium  [PDF versionpdf]

Submissions are invited for participation in the DIS 2014 Doctoral Consortium.


The DIS 2014 Doctoral Consortium will bring together about 15 PhD students for a day of presentations, design critique, and discussions. The consortium is designed to provide an opportunity for interaction design doctoral students to share, explore and develop their research with their peers, supported by a panel of senior international design researchers.


We invite applications from students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation work. The strongest candidates will be those who have a defined their topic area, and have made some progress, but who are still at the stage in their research where changes and improvements can be made.


Appropriate topics include all areas of interaction and/or experience design research with a strong design perspective, including design theory and methodology, empirical studies, and design work; research connecting directly to the conference theme of “Crafting Design” are welcome but are not required. Students whose projects involve design work can also expect critiques of their design artifacts, so they should bring them to the Doctoral Consortium if possible, and if not, then at least they should bring videos, photos, etc.


All successful applicants will receive free registration for the Doctoral Consortium at DIS 2014 and have access to the Monday Receiption and Design Jam.



PhD students wishing to participate should submit a single PDF file including:

1 – A 2 page abstract in DIS 2012 format, (including pictures or drawings), submitted through the pcs system.
2 – A one page CV including a short motivation about why you want to participate and what you expect from the consortium.
3 – A brief statement of support from your thesis supervisor.


Critical Dates

Sunday, January 12, 2014: Submission deadline

Monday, March 17, 2014: Author notification 

Camera ready deadline (Sheridan) Sunday April 20th, 2014

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