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Come and experiment on us!

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS will bring together a huge resource of design researchers for three full days. It will be a gathering of professionals from across Europe and the world with opportunities to undertake research interventions, observation or other activities, as an integral part of the conference.  We invite you to propose a research project that exploits the possibilities this conference raises.

The Research Proposal is different to a workshop in that it can happen at any point in the conference and in any location. (Strictly by negotiation). There are no abstract submissions for these, rather submission of the final proposals only.

The activity will be led by a senior academic. Successful proposals will:

  • add to the richness, fun and climate of intellectual investigation of the conference
  • be a positive experience for participants
  • be cost neutral (free to implement) or costs covered by the researcher
  • have considered and have addressed any ethical or data management issues, presenting practical solutions to these challenges
  • commit to reporting on the outcomes of the research in a very short, illustrated report (500 words) for publication on the EAD website

Authors have been notified.

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.