Call for papers – Pictorials

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22nd July 2019

Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Sydney, Australia 9-12 February 2020

Pictorials are papers in which the visual components (e.g. diagrams, sketches, illustrations, renderings, photographs, annotated photographs, and collages) play a major role in conveying the ideas and contributions of a study in addition to the accompanying text. Pictorials leverage the power of visual communication with the effective use of visual languages and high-quality images. They may have a practical or theoretical nature or both.

Through Pictorials, researchers, practitioners, industry professionals, artists, designers and students from various disciplines, including engineering, interaction design, computer science, product design, media studies and the arts are encouraged to express and unpack their design practices and projects in visually rich ways.

We welcome submissions related to the rapidly developing field of tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction as well as the conference theme of Future Bodies, Future Technologies. The theme invites participants to speculate on a vision of how technologies could interact and interweave with our bodies as they augment the embodied human experience. In this broad context, submissions may cover diverse topics that include (but are not limited to):

  • Design decisions and methods employed to create new interactive techniques and tools.
  • Artistic explorations or practice-based research in or through tangible computational media technologies to support new human-machine interactions.
  • The design or deployment of interactive technologies to explore new ways to engage and activate human, beyond-human or collective bodies.
  • Perspectives on tangible, embedded and embodied interaction ranging from arts to science from design to education.
  • Other insights, lessons learned practices or processes of designing and evaluating tangible, embedded and embodied interaction technologies.

Some important points to consider when preparing your pictorials:

  • Does your work require a Pictorial format, or would it be clearer in a more conventional textual form?
  • Is the production value for the images and/or diagrams of high quality?
  • Are images/diagrams emphasized over text as the primary means of communicating the research contribution?
  • Are the implications for HCI and/or interaction design clear? These may be descriptive, analytic, generative, synthesis-oriented, and even manifestos.
  • Does every image used in the Pictorial play a meaningful role and clearly present the idea on its own or with the support of text?
  • Does the placement of images and text compose a good narrative?

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