|02 August 2015, 11:59 pm PDT||Papers submissions deadline|
|16 August 2015, 11:59 pm PDT||Studio-Workshop submissions deadline|
|25 October 2015, 11:59 pm PDT||
Arts track submissions deadline
Graduate Student Consortium submissions deadline
Work in Progress submissions deadline
|2 November 2015, 11:59 pm PDT||
Student Design Challenge submissions (extended) deadline
|01 December 2015, 11:59 pm PST||Student Volunteers application deadline
TEI 2016 theme: OUR BODY IS OUR MANUALAt TEI’16 we celebrate the conference’s 10th anniversary. We see this anniversary as a perfect opportunity for recalling some of our founding values and complementing these with contemporary values, for re-emphasizing the relationship between interactive products and systems and the body, and for learning from each other’s approaches and rationales. At TEI’16 we wish to celebrate our trans-disciplinarity and create a setting where all of us can learn not only from our similarities, but perhaps even more from our differences. Through a wide palette of work ranging from highly technical to highly artistic, and from highly applied to highly conceptual or theoretical, we wish to trigger discussion and reflection, with the aim of emphasizing what binds us. To do this we have established the theme ‘OUR BODY IS OUR MANUAL’. Our main motivations for this are: 1. By reemphasizing our embodiment we can have a unique perspective in the HCI and related communities on contemporary developments including social design, systems design, sustainability and more.
2. As the interactions we propose in our products and systems are aimed to inform our embodied selves, we should also allow ourselves to be informed by our bodies when designing and researching these interactions.
3. Focusing on our embodiment allows us a perspective on our work other than ‘field of application’.
At TEI’16 we aim for a conference that stimulates our signature transdisciplinary dialog on multiple levels, providing a conference that is more than the sum of its parts. This means that at TEI’16, the different aspects (e.g., the papers track, the studios, etcetera) will not be experienced in isolation but rather as an integrated experience. Through this we can take the next step into TEI’s second decade.