Spotlight on the DIS Conference Series
Spotlight discussion on the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) Conference Series. The conference will be held this August. It alternates with the Designing User Experiences (DUX) Conference, and focuses on the process of designing interactive systems.
The conference aims to facilitate, nurture and encourage the growth of a new community in response to the opportunities and challenges presented by new and future interactive systems. It builds on the four previous DIS conferences: 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2002. DIS2004, entitled 'Across the Spectrum', will embrace the diversity of interests in this new community, crossing the spectrum of contributing disciplines including business, technology and engineering, psychology, interaction, design, expressive media and culture.
An Interactive Design Award will be a new feature of this event. The objective of this award is to encourage interchange between artists and designers exploring the boundaries of interactive technologies. Communities of designers look to the winners of awards in the design arts to understand design trends, and we hope the DIS2004 Interactive Design Award will play a similar role for the SIGCHI community. The Design Award will recognize the most innovative, intriguing, provocative, and delightful designs of interactive systems completed in the last two years. Entries for the award are open to professionals, researchers, and students, and the closing date is April 30, 2004. Further information and the submission forms can be found at: http://www.sigchi.org/DIS2004.