More than Human Centred Design

July 6-10, 2020. Eindhoven

The ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) is the premier, international arena where designers, artists, psychologists, user experience researchers, systems engineers and many more come together to debate and shape the future of interactive systems design and practice.

The theme for DIS 2020 is “More than Human-Centred Design”. The aim of the theme is to rethink the research and contributions we make in design and HCI, by investigating non-humanist or posthumanist alternatives. These approaches displace the human at the centre of thought and action with humans and non-humans bound together materially, ethically, and existentially. The theme is intended to encourage contributions toward new methodological or theoretical approaches that build on, and extend, existing research in order to go beyond human-centred design towards more complex understandings of our future coexistence with other kinds of materials and intelligences that blur the boundaries between humans, non-humans, and technology.

DIS 2020 is an interdisciplinary conference, encompassing all issues related to the design and deployment of interactive systems. We encourage submissions from a broad range of researchers and practitioners within the field of interactive systems design that address issues of design theory, methods, critical perspectives, experiences, artifacts, technologies, diverse application domains, and design for societal, cultural, economic, environmental, or political change.

Important Dates

January 24, 2020
Full Papers and Pictorials: Abstract and Title Submission
January 31, 2020
Full Papers, Pictorials: Full Submission
February 7, 2020
Extended deadline: Workshops: Full Submission
March 13, 2020
Extended deadline: Provocations and WIP, Demos, Design Exhibition, Doctoral Consortium, Student Design Competition: Full Submission
March 26, 2020
Workshops: Notifications
April 9, 2020
Full Papers, Pictorials, Provocations and WIP, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Student Design Competition: Notifications
April 9, 2020
Workshops: Camera ready
April 23, 2020
Full Papers, Pictorials, Provocations and WIP, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Student Design Competition: Camera ready
April 23, 2020
Design Exhibition: Notifications