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Call for papers – DISEÑA: Designing for aesthetic interaction: current practice and emerging directions

CFP Diseña # 15: Design for Aesthetic Interaction: Current Practice and Emerging Directions

Guest editors:

  • Juan Carlos Ortiz Nicolás
    • Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
    • Assistant Professor of User Experience
  •  JungKyoon Yoon
    • Cornell University, USA Assistant Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis
  • Angélica Martínez de la Peña
    • Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
    • Professor and Researcher, Department of Theory and Design Processes

Submission deadline: February 22, 2019
Submission guideline: PDF download

Aesthetics of interaction is a knowledge area with several domains of application in the field of design, among which are industrial design, product and service systems, social networks, built environments and artificial intelligence, as well as human-robot interactions and human-computer interactions. Given that emerging technologies are increasingly integrated with design – for example, through the use of mixed reality interfaces through multimodal technologies – the ways of approaching aesthetics in interaction are under development and constantly evolving.

Although aesthetics in interaction has gained more attention in recent years, our ability to understand its scope remains limited and fragmented, especially in terms of its impact on user experience in the short and long-term, as well as with reference to its implementation, both in practice and in design education. The different areas of application and the consequent variety of approaches make it difficult to pursue interaction-informed design processes and methods able to demonstrate their full potential in order to add value to the design processes and their results, whether they are products, services or systems development.

In response, this edition aims to present experiences and knowledge related to the practice of design for aesthetics in interaction, contributing ideas about its approaches, its access, its acceptance, and its implementation, as well as about its role in innovation through design.

Thus, this edition aims to bring together researchers and professionals in order to establish a discussion platform where they share, on the one hand, the state of the art of the theory related to aesthetics in interaction, and on the other hand, the methods implicit within it.

We intend to bring together researchers and practitioners to establish a discussion platform that shares state-of-art insights into theories and methods of design for aesthetic interaction. We also aspire to promote the exchange of ideas on issues such as the following:

  • Benefits of aesthetic interaction for the user experience;
  • Integration of aesthetic interaction with emerging technologies;
  • Opportunities and obstacles that arise when incorporating aesthetics of interaction in design processes;
  • Methods and tools that are being used for designing for aesthetic interaction;
  • The need to approach aesthetic interaction through transdisciplinary collaborations.

This edition will also address projects that demonstrate the potential of design for aesthetic interaction in general cases related to human-computer interaction or service design. Along with this, it is hoped to report on particular cases in various areas such as health, safety, social networks, and media, among others.

We hope that this collective effort stimulates discussions about the potential of aesthetics of interaction, proposing future challenges and a set of recommendations to consolidate this field of design.

If you are interested, kindly send your manuscript to before February 22, 2019. Revisions and modifications subsequent to the revision process by the evaluators must be made during the first weeks of May. This edition will be published in August 2019.

The length of the manuscripts will be from 3,500 to 4,000 words. The authors can include figures and images. Authors should also provide an abstract (140 words maximum) and five keywords, as well as a brief biographical account of 150 words. The citations and the list of references must follow the APA style.