(IN)visible DESIGN! - Call for Papers
A session on (IN)visible DESIGN! will take place in Yokohama in July 2014, and design enthusiasts are invited to send in an abstract for consideration.
The session (In)Visible Design, the Surface and Everything Beneath: Researching Design as a Challenge for Visual Sociology is part of the Visual Sociology Working Group conference in ISA's XVIII World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama (Japan), on the 13th to the 19th of July 2014.
The organizers are Agata Nowotny and Monika Rosińska of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. Abstracts will be accepted until the 30th of September 2013 (midnight GMT). Persons interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract online to a centralized website.
The organizers’s idea is based on design’s evolution from a realm of still objects into an interactive, multisensory art - thus in a sense invisible:
The invisibility of design has also deeper meaning. It aims to grasp everything beneath the visual surface: technology, process of thinking, prototyping and interaction with users and to expand the meaning of design so it includes also services and models of thinking, not only material products.
For those interested in joining the discussion, more information is available here.
Sources: press materials, edited by LB, 26/09/2013