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We are RUNNING WITH SCISSORS … and this is a new category of submission for EAD. It is intended for experienced, more senior design researchers rather than PhDs, post-docs and early career researchers, (if this is you, check out the poster, workshop and walk submissions).

A Positioning Paper is a short piece (1000 words) that articulates a well-supported philosophical or other position in a polemic form, that is supported by references but is not directly research. There are no abstract submissions for these, rather submission of the final papers only.

A good position paper will be:

  • grounded in (and clearly demonstrating) a deep understanding of the design research landscape but
    not necessarily needing every opinion to be referenced.
  • stimulate an active debate by offering positive suggestions not (only) through critique.
  • connecting to the nurturing, exploratory spirit of the EAD
  • reflect the risk-friendly, playful nature of the conference theme.
  • a compelling read, drawing readers into the position you present.

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Peer Review

EAD2019 is an international conference for the reporting and conduct of a wide variety of design from researchers, innovators, professional design services and service users. We invite a broad range of research and design projects at every stage of the journey. We encourage the highest standards of scholarship, seeking clarity in terms of context, explanation of methods, and the reporting of results and-or next stage(s) for the work.

Our aim is to support the design community in an enterprising manner and increase the quality of peer reviewing for EAD. All forms of submission, including full papers will be selected through a double-blind review process conducted by an international review panel. The review process for each sub-track of the conference will be managed separately by a sub-chair and their team who will oversee the peer review process for submissions. This will involve inviting and allocating reviewers, resolving any opposing reviews, and making recommendations to the overall EAD 2019 review committee. ConfTool is the primary tool for managing the submission and reviewing process.

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

Authors of accepted papers and all other submission formats are expected to attend and present their work at EAD2019 in Dundee. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.