More than Human Centred Design

Submitting Provocations and works in progress

Important Dates

action timeline
Paper submission deadline:
Submissions Extended to
March 13, 2020
(The submission system closes at 17:00 PST)
Paper notifications to authors: April 9, 2020
Papers camera ready deadline: May 6, 2020
Conference: July 6-20, 2020

Provocations and Works-in-Progress

The DIS 2020 Provocations and Works-in-Progress (PWiP) track supports authors to propose novel, in-progress, and thought provoking research that challenges the status quo

The PWiP track invites small but significant contributions that can point to new directions and spark discussion at the conference. Whilst Works-in-Progress (WiP) report on initial insights from unfinished studies, Provocations present novel ideas, critiques, and arguments, without requiring the rigor of a supporting user study or fully documented design project and the associated citation practice.

We welcome all submissions related to the design of interactive systems as well as the conference main theme of ‘More than Human Centred Design’, as described on the conference website.

The PWiP track particularly welcomes design research contributions that value:

  • Novelty over evidence (You do not need a finished user study!)
  • Provocation over generalization (You do not need to make everyone happy!)
  • Design making over design guidelines (Why not show us, rather than tell?)

PWiP papers must represent original content that is not replicated in concurrent submissions under review elsewhere. We accept submissions that build upon prior work by offering a substantively new contribution. We encourage authors to look at previously published PWiP papers.

All PWiP submissions will be selected via a juried process; all papers will be peer reviewed and decisions on acceptance will be made by a Programme Committee.

Accepted PWiP submissions will be published in the DIS 2020 companion publication and appear in the ACM Digital Library (adjunct proceedings). Please note: a PWiP publication is not considered an archival publication.

Preparing and Submitting

A PWiP paper must not exceed four pages (excluding references) and formatted using the most recent SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. The sidebar in this format may be used for tables, figures, acknowledgements, keywords, but not main body text.

Download the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts templates here;

PWiP submissions should be as close to their publication-ready versions as possible, since authors will have limited time to make changes to their papers following acceptance. Papers that require major changes may not be accepted.

Submissions must not be anonymised, and should be submitted via the Precision Conference submission system (PCS)


The PWiP tracks intend to innovate on the usual poster session format. Authors of accepted PWiP submissions will be required to present a poster with the option to additionally present a designed artifact relating to the work. Details regarding presentations of work will be provided with acceptance notifications.

DIS2020 Provocations and works in progress Program Chairs

Abigail Durrant
Northumbria University
Rúben Gouveia
University of Twente
Annika Hupfeld
Eindhoven University of Technology