Quick Facts
  • Submission: 3 Oct 2007 (5:00pm PDT)
  • Notification: 28 Nov 2007
  • Camera Ready: 11 Jan 2008
  • Submission Format: 2 page prospectus, full color, unanonymized in Extended Abstracts format
  • At the Conference: Your proposed event
  • Archives: None
Message from the Design Community Event Chair

Design Community Events are proposals for sessions within the conference proper, or propose a meeting or happening outside the formal hours or venue of the conference. Previous design community events have ranged from visits to local design studios, a lecture in a museum or design institution, or a forum for a specialized audience that is generally under-represented in the mainstream CHI proceedings. We welcome proposals for Design Community Events that serve the goals of the Design Community and present an educational opportunity to conference attendees. We particularly welcome proposals that take advantage of the rich history of design and artistic expression of our conference location in Florence, Italy.

Sebastiano Bagnara, University of Sassari-Alghero
Contact me: bagnara@unisi.it

Preparing and Submitting your Design Community Event Proposal

Your proposal for a Design Community Event should address the objectives of the event, logistics to support participation by conference attendees, and must reference any material to be distributed, planned lecture, or presentation to be made during the event. Design Community Events can be social networking opportunities, learning opportunities, or professional development opportunities.

We will work with authors of intriguing proposals to shape them into unique possibilities for our audience. Preference is given to events that are easily accessible, of specific duration, and are well-planned. The more logistically complete your proposal, the higher the likelihood that it will be accepted and crafted into a Design Community Event. Please note that funding for such events is not available from the general conference budget. Any plans to solicit funding for a Design Community Event must be cleared through the conference committee.

Authors are advised to log into PCS submission system and become familiarized with the online submission process well before the deadline. Authors can submit and resubmit materials as often as they please before the deadline. This includes descriptive information (meta-data) you provide during the upload process, as well as the propsal.

The submission site will be locked promptly at the deadline, 3 Oct 2007 (5:00pm PDT), and authors will no longer be allowed access to the submissions. To be fair to all authors, no extensions will be granted.

Design Community Event Proposal Review Process

All work that is submitted to CHI is peer-reviewed.

All Design Community submissions will be reviewed based on the clarity of the information and the potential contribution to the application of design in human-computer interaction. Please see the individual submission categories for additional review criteria.

While submissions to the Design Community categories are not archived in the CHI conference proceedings, they are nevertheless reviewed to high standards for originality, recognition of previous foundation work in the same area, clarity of writing, and value of lessons learned through the design activities/process.

Upon Acceptance of your Design Community Event Proposal

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection on 28 Nov 2007, or shortly after. Contact authors of accepted Papers will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the camera ready version of their Proposals. These will be due on 11 Jan 2008 (5:00pm PST).

Your Design Theatre at the Conference

Design Community events may be held in a variety of locations including the Conference Center. Please note that the conference cannot provide audio visual equipment at locations other than the Conference Center.