DIS2020

More than Human Centred Design

Submitting Performance and Design Exhibition Proposals

Call for (art)works for the “More than [ … ]” Design and Performance Exhibition 

Following the “More than user-centered design” theme of this year’s DIS conference we are looking for provocative, disruptive and aesthetic design and performance works that can fill in the “More than [ … ]” theme of the exhibition. 

The (art)works will be either design or performance works or hybrids between the two. We especially encourage design works that can be performed and performances that can be exhibited. These works will take over a whole exhibition space. We encourage site specific works or works that can be deployed in unusual spaces, such as staircases, elevators, hallways (inside or outside).  

The call is open to all disciplines not only to the academic community. You are welcome to submit no matter if within performance, dance, theater, fashion design, architecture, game design, sound design etc. The (art)works can be of any nature, physical, digital, objects, material, software hacks, high-tech or low-tech etc. 

Think about the four days of the conference as an experimental space, opening up the possibility to contribute, intervene, raise questions or change the community behind. Please challenge us with your “More than [...]” (art)work ! 

Important Dates

action timeline
Exhibition submission deadline: February 28, 2020
(The submission system closes at 17:00 PST)
Exhibition notifications to authors: April 23, 2020
Conference: July 6-10, 2020

Submission content

Submissions to the Precision Conference submission system (PCS) must include

  1. A max 4 pages written article in ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts 2014 format
  2. A description of the (art)work including what it consists of (material, size, number of performers etc.), how it will be staged (script or plan of the space), what wants to be communicated (intentions), how it challenges the “More than [...]” theme, requirements for setting it up (infrastructure, timing, …)
  3. A video presentation of it (the process and/or the final (art)work)

Download the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts templates here;

Submissions will be juried, so you should not expect in-depth reviews, and the submissions do not have to be anonymous. The extended abstracts of accepted (art)works will be included in the conference proceedings of DIS 2020 and will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. The video material will be displayed at the conference, published on an online catalogue, and archived as source material in the ACM Digital Library if not clearly stated in the description that it should not. The description is just a submission documentation and will not be displayed anywhere. 

DIS2020 Performance and Design Exhibition Program Chairs

Sarah Fdili Alaoui
LRI-INRIA, University Paris Saclay
Oscar Tomico
ELISAVA school of design and engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology

performance-design@dis2020.acm.org