More than Human Centred Design

Demonstrations Online Gallery

The Demonstrations, with 29 interface or system demonstrations, novel gadgets, techno-craft, and other interactive experiences that critically or creatively explore the More than Human Centered Design can be found in an on-line format here:

Submitting Demonstration Proposals

The track invites interface or system demonstrations, novel gadgets, techno-craft, and other interactive experiences that critically or creatively explore the conference themes. These should rethink and challenge the conventional modalities of demonstration, preference will be for demos that involve and activate DIS participants, and that are physical and functional artifacts.

Important Dates

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Demonstration submission deadline:
Submissions Extended to
March 13, 2020
(The submission system closes at 17:00 PST)
Demonstration notifications to authors: April 9, 2020
Demonstration Submission, Accompanying Accepted Papers/Pictorials: April 16, 2020
Demonstration Notification, Accompanying Accepted Papers/ Pictorials: April 23, 2020
Conference: July 6-20, 2020

Demo submissions should be exploratory, provocative, innovative and ambitious. Submissions are encouraged from a wide range of areas that may include HCI, Design and Digital media, and physical computing prototypes and should ideally fit into the conference themes (recommendation not a requirement).

Including and not limited to:

  • Critical Computing and Design Theory: Exploring the relationships among design inquiry, politics, aesthetics, ethics, and craftsmanship as well as unpacking the notion of criticality in design and computing.
  • Design Methods and Processes: Document, innovate and/or advance the methods and processes used across research and practice
  • Experience, Artifacts, and Technology: Explore new relationships and intersections amongst and between experiences, artifacts and technologies, and the ways in which meaningful and impactful interactions are designed, created and engendered
  • Change Through Design: What are the political, ethical, and moral dimensions of design? Who is allowed to participate in design processes, and who are our designs for?

Accepted submissions will also feature an SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format text of the demo (max. 4 pages, including references). This text will be published in the DIS 2020 proceedings in the ACM DL. Accepted demos may also include additional digital material for display such as videos and/or a poster.

Download the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts templates here;

Authors of the accepted submissions are expected to attend the conference and be on hand with their demo during the dedicated Demo sessions.

Submission and Application

Submissions to the Demo track for DIS2020 must be made through the Precision Conference submission system (PCS).

Submissions must include the following:

  • Extended Abstract: Demo abstracts are a maximum four pages in length (including references). All submissions should be formatted using the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format (US Letter). Please use the most recent SIGCHI Extended Abstracts template in either Word or LaTeX format. All figures, tables, appendices, and a synopsis of less than 150 words, must fit within the four page limit. References DO count towards the page limits. Submissions that are over the required length will be rejected. All submissions must present original, unpublished research. Submissions are not allowed to be under concurrent review with other conferences, journals, or venues. Since submissions will undergo chair review, your extended abstract submissions do not need to be anonymized.
  • Demos Specification: A separate supplemental demo specification document in US Letter format, that describes the demo’s infrastructure and space requirements, as well as the indicative size and any unusual set up requirements. Specification to include up to four photographs or diagrams of set up of the demo, and should outline basic technical requirements needed. Note that successful applicants will be expected to bring all primary technical equipment required for the Demo.
  • Optional video (for review only): An optional video of up to 2 minutes length can be provided for review purposes only. In this case, authors must provide a less than 100 mb video file (in .mp4) in the auxiliary material or a link (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo) in the abstract (just before the References). The video may be password protected – in that case, please include the password with the link.

Accepted DIS Papers / Pictorials

Authors of accepted DIS papers / pictorials who wish to present demos have two choices:

  1. Authors can do a full 4-page demo submission with the demos specification. The abstract will be published together with posters and doctoral symposium abstracts and made available digitally to conference attendees. The authors should provide the preprint of their DIS papers / pictorials with the submission.
  2. Authors can decide to only submit the demos specification. As a result, no extended abstract will be included in the proceedings. The authors should provide the preprint of their DIS papers / pictorials with the submission.

Review Process

Demo submissions will be reviewed by the Demo program committee. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.


Authors of successful submissions will be informed along with reviewer’s comments on the Extended Abstracts.

Please note that basic equipment can be provided by the conference, but the participants are expected to bring the necessary equipment to the conference with them. Apart from basic setup help no additional materials, technical expertise or economic support should be expected. The Demo Chairs will investigate infrastructure and equipment possibilities for the accepted demonstrations and will also provide comments on the specification, set up and technical requirements.

Video Preview Submission Guide for the Accepted Demos

Video previews should be submitted with the camera-ready materials.

  • File size must be under 20 MB
  • Video duration must be 30 seconds or less
  • Video resolution must be at 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • video file must use the MPEG-4 format (.mp4) with the H.264 codec
  • 16:9 aspect ratio recommended
  • Handbrake provides good compression, and is available for OSX, Windows and Ubuntu
  • Encode your video using square pixels for the pixel aspect ratio to avoid your movie looking stretched when projected
  • The preview should contain a title slide with the title, authors, and affiliations.
  • Titles and credits should last less than 4 seconds

DIS2020 Demonstration Program Chairs

Rong-Hao Liang
Eindhoven University of Technology
Holly Robbins
Eindhoven University of Technology