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TdD#35 2019 : Temes de Disseny #35 : Artificial Intelligence and emerging digital technologies as design material


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Submission Deadline Nov 7, 2018
Notification Due Nov 21, 2018
Final Version Due Jan 9, 2019
Categories    design   artificial intelligence   emerging digital technologies

Call For Papers

As Artificial Intelligence is integrated in the design of everyday objects, services and systems under different forms and with different levels of agency, visibility and transparency several questions emerge for design practice. All these questions open up new research questions.
AI systems can exhibit increasing degrees of autonomy. These degrees of autonomy introduce a higher level of complexity in design in comparisons to other types of products, services and systems. The fact that besides this autonomy most AI systems operated within a network of other intelligent designed entities pose new challenges for design. The intelligibility of the designs once they are deployed introduces a special set of issues that have to do with interaction and usability beyond the current requirements and challenges of the field. Moreover, there are new ethical issues derived from the ability of AI systems to make decisions on their own. The ability to explain their behaviour and justify their goals in response to other users’ request (this user being human or another AI system) introduces a new set of challenges, research questions, skills and practices in design. In particular it poses questions about the evaluation of the quality of the designed AI system and its adherence to ethical design values. All these aspects have to be addressed in several areas such as design research, design practices and design curricula.

We call for papers (original journal articles, state-of-art reviews or design case studies) to gather knowledge regarding the following generic topics:
—New (digital) materials
—New hybrid practices
—New design skills
—New emerging aesthetics
—New ethical challenges
—New interactive possibilities
—New sustainable approaches

Several of the aspects currently that are being researched and develop under a design practices are:
—Service design, artificial intelligence and machine learning
—Designing from learned data
—Designing with systems that learn
—Multidevice behavior in intelligent systems
—The use of artificial intelligence systems in the practice of design
—The design of intelligence systems with a “human in the loop” vs. “human centric” design
—Posthuman design perspectives on artificial intelligence and machine learning
—The ethical challenges of the design of intelligent, autonomous systems
—Communication barriers between intelligent systems and their users
—Aspects of comprehensibility of the behavior intelligent systems’
—Designing for transparent intelligent systems
—Machine Learning from a design perspective
—Aspects of UX and intelligent systems
—Designing for fair and unbiased, non-discriminatory intelligent systems
—Artificial Intelligence and automated machines
—Designing AI-based tools for non-specialist users
—Digital Design Skills acquisition and development
—New methods for design in a world of AI-based learning systems
—Craftsmanship, production and emerging digital technologies
—Prototyping with artificial intelligence and machine learning systems


Guest Editors: Ramon Sangüesa, Ariel Guersenzvaig.
Editors in Chief: Laura Clèries, Oscar Tomico.
Editorial Board: Pau Alsina, Miquel Bruns, Tomas Diez, Delia Dumitrescu, Danae Esparza, Jéssica Fernández, Albert Fuster, Ariel Guersenzvaig, Pere Llorach-Massana, Ezio Manzini, Sonia Massari, Arianna Mazzeo, Viviana Narotzky, Javier Peña, Anna Petit-Boix, Valentina Rognoli, Ramon Sangüesa,
Ron Wakkary.


Temes de Disseny (Topics on Design, TdD in its Catalan acronym) started in 1986 as one of the first design local journals written in Catalan. It was created with the goal of being a knowledge transfer channel between design professionals, pedagogues and scholars. TdD aims to bring together knowledge generated by experts from multiple disciplines, who study design from distinct points of view. Each journal edition intends to approach specific topics related to design, such as: design methodologies; innovation through design; indoor spaces and objects shapes; transmedia and macro- trends; design, food and health; visual communication or industrial design, among others. The 34th issue of the journal, was the first step towards transforming TdD in an open access, peer reviewed, indexed journal that locals and foreign designers can use to share their knowledge at an international level.

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