Call for exhibition proposals (Closed)
Proposals are invited for exhibits for an exhibition to be held in conjunction with this year’s CREATE 2008 Conference.
- New designs for digital consumer products
- Interactive services
- Interaction paradigms
What we are looking for
Exhibits may include fully working interactive systems, demonstrations or well-made video presentations. The submission of supplementary materials is encouraged to explain the design, its rationale, and any evaluation undertaken. Authors of selected projects will be encouraged to prepare a poster indicating these aspects of the exhibit and to informally explain their work to delegates during the evening between the first and second day of the conference.
Proposals for exhibits may focus on any aspect of interactive design - utility or entertainment, functional or affective needs.
This is an opportunity for the exhibited projects to be seen by leaders in design, human computer interaction and ergonomics. The co-sponsors of CREATE, the British Computer Society and the Ergonomics Society are the UK’s leading bodies in their respective fields, with an international reputation.
Professional and student submissions are eligible. Team submissions are welcome. The work must have been completed in the past eighteen months (at the Stage 1 submission deadline). Work may be submitted which has already been shown elsewhere. Applicants should be aware that by exhibiting they are putting their work in the public domain which may compromise any future patent application.
The selection committee is drawn from experts in the fields of product design, HCI and Ergonomics.
- an innovative solution to a need or a potentially fruitful form of interaction
- a sensitive and appropriate use of technology
- the use of one or more evaluative methods (whether conventional or novel)
- clear communication of the rationale for the work
Outline of the applications and selection process
The selection process is in two stages:
Applicants should complete the attached form, describing their intended proposed exhibit.
Short-listed applicants will be asked to produce a more detailed specification of their exhibit, detailing what they will show with space and equipment requirements.
The selectors will need to take into account the practicalities of exhibiting the work as well as the quality of the submission. The organisers reserve the right to deselect any project which imposes unexpected demands in terms of exhibition. Once selected, applicants are committed to exhibiting.
Support for exhibitors
The following will be provided for each exhibit:
- a table, some with adjacent wall-space
- mains power
- a wireless internet connection
Successful student applicants will have their conference fees waived. Additional funds may be available to help with transportation of exhibition equipment. This will be available on a case by case basis.
Submission of Stage One forms
Wednesday 12th March
Notification of provisional acceptance
Friday 11the April
Submission of Stage Two specifications
Wednesday 14th May
Monday 23rd June from noon / early Tuesday 24th June
How to submit your proposal
Download proposal form (.doc)
Download proposal form (.rtf)
Note: if using recent versions of Microsoft Word please do not send your submission as .docx, but as a .doc file.