Cumulus Hong Kong: Open Design for E-very-thing (Nov 2016, Hong Kong)

Dates: 21-24 November 2016 Location: Hong Kong Design Institute Website: Deadline for submission of ...

Dates: 21-24 November 2016
Location: Hong Kong Design Institute
Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: EXTENDED 15 June 2016

Six Tracks on Open Design Debates
The theme of Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 is 'Open Design for E-very-thing — exploring new design purposes' and will be hosted by Hong Kong Design Institute, a member of Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong. Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 seeks to explore this openness of design, namely the opening up of design process and design for openness. Six different tracks are also set to explore the new purposes of design.

Designers, design researchers, design students and citizens are all to be a part of a series of events concerned on open design, a new design practice:

  *   International Design Conference on Open Design
  *   Round Table Cumulus Working Group Meetings on Open Design
  *   Design Movie Festival to celebrate Open Design
  *   Design exhibition to showcase Open Design
  *   Open Design tours to explore Hong Kong design scenes

Two Stages of Submission
CUMULUS Hong Kong 2016 invites submissions on six tracks for the theme “Open Design for E-very-thing”.
Submissions can be in the form of research papers, artefacts of products or artworks, fashion collection, movies, or workshop proposals.

The main theme is organised into six tracks on different aspects of design and openness with academic presentations, showcases and keynote speeches.

  1.  Open Design for Empathy
  2.  Open Design for Ethnography
  3.  Open Design for Experiment
  4.  Open Design for Environment
  5.  Open Design for Education
  6.  Open Design for Engagement

Stage 1: Extended Abstracts
Deadline: 1 June 2016

Abstracts should be no more than 1,000 words. It should contain title, selected track, and specify in details of aim & objective, methodology, process, result or discussion, and format of their final submission.

All abstracts should be anonymous for a double-blind review process by international design research community members. Accepted abstracts will be published on Conference Programme and Abstracts booklet  with an ISBN number.

Stage 2: Full submission
Deadline: 1 September 2016

Research Papers and Workshop Proposals:
Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by email by 1 July 2016. Research paper (full or short paper) and detailed workshop proposal should be submitted by 1 September 2016. Second round of double-blind review will be conducted. Final/ revised research paper and proposal should be made by 15 October 2016.

Actual Works (Artefact, Fashion Collection, Movie/ Video):
Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by email by 1 July 2016. Detailed proposal with project description and display requirement should be submitted by 1 September 2016. Actual work must be delivered to the Hong Kong Design Institute in person for installation on 19 November 2016. (Early travel is recommended)

All selected works will be published in Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 Working Paper with an ISBN number and uploaded to Cumulus Publications App. A link to download the digital Working Paper will be provided.

There are six categories for full submissions.

  1.  Full Paper
  2.  Short Paper
  3.  Artefact - products or artworks
  4.  Fashion collection
  5.  Movie/video
  6.  Workshop

Please go to the website for more information.


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