The International Conference on Design & Emotion is a forum held every other year where practitioners, researchers and industry leaders meet and exchange knowledge and insights concerning the field of design and emotion. The conference will offer research paper presentations, design case presentations, poster presentations and workshops. Since 1999, when the series of Design and Emotion conferences started, this is the first time it takes place in Latin America. The Design Department of the Universidad de los Andes, located in Bogota, Colombia, will host the conference from October 6 to 10, 2014. The workshops will be held simultaneously in three different cities from October 6-7: Bogota at Universidad de los Andes, Cali at Universidad Icesi, and Medellin at Universidad EAFIT. The organizing committee of the 9th International Conference on Design and Emotion is pleased to invite researchers, design practitioners and the general public interested in the cross-disciplinary field of design and emotions to participate in and attend to this conference.
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A solution for society’s complex problems such as education, fair trade, sanitation, pollution, women’s rights, climate change falls beyond commercial needs or market rules. From a social innovation standpoint any solution to these problems is matter of social impact. Design practitioners and researchers could contribute by leveraging on their naturally empathic methods of understanding people’s emotions, culture and social practices.
The conference’s general theme has five sub-themes that cover a vast variety of contemporary concerns about emotions and design. We expect rich and original contributions aligned, but not limited to, the below list of topics.
The social and cultural wealth that characterize the quality of life of a community lie in the community’s economic and political practices, social capital, aesthetic enjoyment and cultural integration. Innovative communities promote not only technical or economical changes but mainly deep cultural changes and positive collective emotions.
Cultural Industries and Social Business
Socially Responsive/Responsible Design
Identity and Cultural Values
E-governance and Digital Citizenship
Relationships between the philosophical and theoretical foundations of human emotions and design.
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations
Aesthetics and Emotion
Desires, Motivations and Values
Space and Time
Situation and Context
Methods for the detection, assessment and application and of human emotions.
Co-creation and Participatory Design
Persuasive Design and User Behavior
Corporate Identity and Branding
Preservation of positive social, economic, psychological and medical states.
Design & Well-Being (incl. food, healthcare & love)
Confidence Belonging and Reassurance
Mediated and unmediated experiences between individuals or collectives of people interacting products and services.
Human Factors & HCI
Affordances & Semiotics
Rodolfo Llinás is the Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience at the NYU School of Medicine. Llinás has written ten books and has published numerous papers in medicine and science.
He has also chaired the NASA/Neurolab Science Working Group and has been recognized with honorary doctorates as well as numerous prizes and commendations.
Was born in Bogotá, Colombia and graduated with a BA in Industrial Design from Javeriana University in 1983. Alberto worked for Henry Dreyfuss Associates before co-founding Curve ID with Anthony Baxter in 1994. Curve ID is a design consultancy with a wide range of well known clients including: Nike, John Deere, Pyrex and Colgate Palmolive. In 2001 he co-founded Mint Inc with Anthony Baxter and Scott Henderson.
Alberto’s work has been the subject of numerous design articles including TIME Magazine’s “Best Designs of the Year” article in 1998 and has won many design awards including two prestigious IDEA awards, ID Magazine’s “Design Distinction” award, and a Colombian Lapiz de Acero award.
After graduating from the academy of fine arts in Berlin, Joachim Sauter studied at the ‘German Academy for Film and Television’, Berlin. Since the early 1980s, he has been working as a media artist and designer. From the beginning, Joachim Sauter has focussed on digital technologies and is experimenting how they can be used to express content, form, and narration. Fuelled by this interest, he founded ART+COM in 1988 together with other artists, designers, scientists and technologists.
Their goal was to practically research this new up-and-coming medium in the realm of art and design. Until now, he is leading this interdisciplinary group. In the course of his work he was invited to participate on many exhibitions. Since 1991 he is full professor for “New Media Art and Design” at the ‘University of the Arts’ Berlin and since 2001 adjunct professor at UCLA, Los Angeles.
Cynthia E. Smith serves as Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Curator of Socially Responsible Design, in New York. Trained as an industrial designer; for over a decade she led multi-disciplinary design and planning projects for cultural institutions; and after earning a graduate degree at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government joined Cooper-Hewitt, where she integrates her work experience with her advocacy on human rights and social justice issues.
She co-authored The Politics of Genocide: U.S. Rhetoric vs. Inaction in Darfur for the Kennedy School Review; co-organized the Social Impact Design Summit, white paper and public forum; curates the Design with the Other 90% exhibition series and co-curated the 2010 Design Triennial: Why Design Now?Named a “20/20 New Pioneer” by Icon design magazine and is one of Metropolis magazine’s “next generation of curators”, she has served on numerous international design juries and lectured widely on socially responsible design.
Every two years, the Design & Emotion Society gives the Slow Glow award to a person, a group of people, company or organization to recognize their excellence and contribution to the field of design and emotion. The winner of the 2014 award will give an acceptance speech.
· Bogota 2,640 meters closer to the stars.
· Is located 2,640 meters (8,660 feet) above sea level, with the advantage of a constant temperature year-round? Day 14˚C (57˚F) Night 10˚C (50˚F).
· Has 7.6 million inhabitants, accounting for 16% of the national population.
· Is the principal economic hub in Colombia and the Andean Region, with a GDP of US$70.3 billion in 2011 and a positive economic increment of 4.5% in 2012.
· Is home to 1,360 multi-national companies.
· In 2011, was the 8th best city to do business in, according to America Economy Intelligence, and Fortune ranked it as one of the top 15 new cities to do business in.
· Was one of the top 10 places to visit according to the New York Times.
· Has more than 70 museums, 50 shopping centers, 6 free “Music in the Park” Festivals, one of the best Theatre Festivals in the world, and a countless amount of tourist attractions.
“This is a city to experience with the five senses. Here, livings are made through traditions, its people, and its geography. When the time comes to pick the destination for your next event, think differently: think Bogota!
Bogota is a city of contrasts. Its tastes captivate and smells hypnotize; sounds mix the modern with the traditional, during the corporate day and at night with a varied cultural offering.
It is able to attract all kinds of concerts, fairs, and events. The Iberoamerican Theatre Festival, the Rock at the Park Festival, Opera and Zarzuela seasons, a Campus Party, the International Book Fair, artBO, and the Bogota Half Marathon, just to name a few.
Its surroundings, full of history, will take you to flower nurseries, majestic haciendas, and picturesque towns. It is also the ideal destination for incentive trips.
In Bogota, livings are made through traditions, its people, and its geography.
When you look for a destination to visit, THINK DIFFERENTLY, THINK BOGOTA.
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Disclaimer: Please note that the hotels mentioned above are only suggestions, you are free to book in the hotel of your choice. Universidad de los Andes will not be responsible for any services or hotel arrangements. Participants are responsible for bookings and commitments made with the hotels. D&E 2014 organizers take no responsibility for any commitments participants made with the hotels.
a) Pursuant to Colombian law, foreign nationals who wish to visit or stay in Colombia must obtain the permits necessary to do so. Such authorization consists of either an Entry and Permanence Permit (PIP-Permiso de Ingreso y Permanencia) for short stays in the country (issued by migration authorities in entry points and available for those foreigners whose nationality is entitled to a visa waiver) or a Visa issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to those foreigners whose nationality is not entitled to a visa waiver or whose activity and permanence requires him/her to have a visa.
b) Once you are registered Universidad de los Andes will send you an invitation letter to the event.
With precise instructions for you to obtain the document that validates your immigration status (Visa or PIP).
If you require a Visa please make sure to register in advance. Please notice that Visa documents expedition might take between 1 to 2 weeks and there is also mailing time involved. Some embassies request the documents to be presented up to 2 months before traveling. It is each participant’s responsibility to present this request on time. (This applies ONLY for participants registered before September 1st. After that date Universidad de los Andes will not be able to arrange any Visa documents for this event)
c) Please make sure that the immigration status provided by the officer coincide with the one in you invitation letter. (Participants with Tourism Status Visa – TP11 or PIP5 will not be able to attend the event until the correct visa status is presented).
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Since the Universidad de los Andes was founded in 1948, it has been committed to develop intellectual, technical and humanist leadership, and has played an active role in the production of thought, science, and progress in Colombia.
The University is a private non- profit institution that fosters pluralism, diversity, dialogue, debate, criticism, tolerance and respect for ideas, beliefs and values. Likewise, it promotes academic excellence and offers its students a critical, ethical and well-rounded education. The Universidad de los Andes has developed its own educational project, in order to achieve the highest standards in their disciplines and to contribute to cultural and economic development of the country. In order to do this, the University provides an interdisciplinary environment with the flexibility required for the articulation of arts, sciences, humanities and technology.Go to Uniandes website
Icesi University was founded in 1979 and is presently recognized as one of Colombia’s most important universities. It strives incessantly for: high quality education, a culture of continuous research and student motivation in favor of good work ethics and entrepreneurialism. Icesi University consists of 5 schools offering 11 master programs, 9 medical-surgical specialties and 19 undergraduate programs including Industrial Design and Interactive Media Design.
Its campus, with an area of 124.701 m2, is located in Cali, Colombia, and it supports a current enrollment of 5.630 students: 4.763 in undergraduate programs and 900 in graduate programs. 184 full time professors and 390 associate professors constitute our body of teaching staff. Of the full time professors, 63% hold a title of Ph.D., and the others are currently doctoral candidates.Go to ICESI University website
EAFIT is a university with a 52-year history that is constantly growing, transcending regional and national boundaries and connecting with the world. Today EAFIT is a place where quality, pertinence and values are encapsulated in our institutional mission to form better women and better men who contribute to the country’s social, economic and scientific progress. As a guarantee of that excellence, those who have entrusted their academic and personal development to EAFIT can take comfort in the high-quality Institutional Accreditation the university has received from the National Education Ministry, valid until 2018. The five schools offer 3 doctorates, 21 master’s degree programs, 64 graduate certificate programs and 20 undergraduate degree programs.
All of this occurs on a campus that some time ago was transformed into a University-Park, a place for students to spend time and share with their peers in an environment abundant in native flora and fauna. The campus supports a current enrollment of 9153 students in undergraduate programs and 2871 in graduate programs. 103 full time professors and 59 associate professors constitute our body of teaching staff. 73% of all them hold a PhD.Go to EAFIT University website