|Abstract deadline||July 25, 2023 AoE|
|Full submission deadline||August 1, 2023 AoE|
|Notification of conditional acceptance||October 9, 2023 AoE|
|Camera-ready deadline||October 20, 2023 AoE|
|TEI 2024 conference||February 11-14, 2024|
Full papers and pictorials published at TEI 2024 are ACM archival publications and will be made available through the ACM in the Digital Library. Pictorials at TEI leverage the power of visual communication for physical design objects, documenting tangible research methods and results.
Given the increasing popularity and weight of pictorial contributions across academic conferences (DIS, C&C, IASDR), TEI2024 will continue offering a Pictorials track. Pictorials were first introduced at DIS2014 with the aim of supporting the presentation and communication of research ideas, design practice, methods, provocations, insights, and contributions in a more visually rich format. Since then, Pictorials have been successfully implemented in DIS and C&C conferences and were implemented in TEI for the first time in 2020.
This call is adapted from texts composed by previous Pictorials chairs from TEI 2020-2023. We thank the previous years’ Pictorial chairs of DIS, C&C, and TEI for the ground-breaking work, inspiration and continuous development of Pictorials as a type of contribution format as well as research output in its own right.
What are pictorials?
Pictorials are papers in which the visual components (e.g., diagrams, sketches, illustrations, renderings, photographs, annotated photographs, and collages) play a major role in conveying ideas and research contributions in addition to the accompanying text. Pictorials leverage the power of visual communication with the effective use of visual languages and high-quality images. They may have a practical or theoretical nature or both.
Through Pictorials, researchers, practitioners, industry professionals, artists, designers, and students from various disciplines, including engineering, interaction design, computer science, product design, media studies, and the arts are encouraged to express and unpack their design practices and projects in visually rich ways.
Pictorials are meant to contribute to knowledge in themselves rather than merely document concepts, methods, and processes that we already know. Visual components can be contributions to design knowledge in and of themselves, as a form of making, but they should also be accompanied by a narrative that helps the TEI audience understand what the knowledge contribution is. It is this scaffolding that transforms a Pictorial into research and guarantees that it can be treated as an argument in research discourse. At the same time, the textual narrative should be just that – a scaffolding to support the contribution of the visual content.
What to submit?
We welcome submissions related to the rapidly developing field of tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. In this broad context, submissions may cover diverse types of topics that include (but are not limited to):
- Design decisions and methods employed to create new interactive techniques and tools.
- Artistic explorations or practice-based research in or through tangible computational media technologies to support new human-machine interactions.
- Perspectives on tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction ranging from arts to science and from design to education.
- Other insights, lessons learned, practices or processes of designing and evaluating tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction technologies.
⚠️Some important points to consider when preparing your Pictorials:
- Does your work require a Pictorial format, or would it be clearer in a more conventional textual form?
- Is the contribution that is presented original and complete? If not, you may want to consider a WIP submission instead.
- Is the production value for the images and/or diagrams of high quality?
- Are images/diagrams emphasized over text as the primary means of communicating the research contribution?
- Are the implications for the TEI research community clear and sound? These may be descriptive, analytic, generative, synthesis-oriented, and even manifestos. In addition, the related conclusion or claim is reached through discussion, reflection, and/or evaluation of some sort.
- Does every image used in the Pictorial play a meaningful role and clearly present the idea on its own or with the support of text?
- Does the placement of images and text compose a good narrative?
Pictorials must be submitted in the TEI2024 Pictorials format (see below) and not exceed 12 pages, excluding references. Submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind process, and authors must ensure that their names and affiliations do not appear on the submission. The author and affiliation sections of the template must be left blank. In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to provide a camera-ready copy that includes this information, along with any recommended improvements as suggested by the reviewers. The first page of the submission should include the submission’s title and a written abstract of no more than 150 words succinctly describing the background and context of the pictorial as well as its contribution to the TEI community. Further written parts known from other conference formats such as Introduction, Conclusion, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References are optional. The main part of the submission should be an annotated visual composition and we encourage submissions to use the format creatively. All submissions should be anonymous and submitted via the TEI2024 Precision Conference (PCS) system by 25 July 2023 (abstract and authors’ info) and 1 August 2023 (full submissions).
We strongly advise you to use the InDesign template to compose your Pictorial. Alternatively, the MS-Word or PowerPoint templates are also available as accessible options.
Review and Selection
Submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind process, and authors must ensure that their names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted papers. The author and affiliation sections of the template must be left blank. In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to provide a camera-ready copy that includes this information, along with any recommended improvements as suggested by the reviewers.
Furthermore, all references should remain intact. If you previously published a paper and your current submission builds on that work, the reference – with authors – should appear in the references. Submissions should NOT have blank references (e.g., “12. REMOVED FOR REVIEWING”). We encourage authors to refer to their previous work in the third person. Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper, while encouraged, is left to the authors’ discretion.
Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be kept confidential until the start of the conference.
For camera-ready submissions, we will ask that all authors make their pictorials accessible by making sure the document follows best practices in accessibility. Please see the following attachment for more information: PDF accessibility guideline.
At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the final paper to be published in the conference proceedings.
Previous Pictorial Examples
Pictorials from TEI 2023:
- Elzelinde Van Doleweerd, and Miguel Bruns Alonso. 2023. The Creation of a Holistic Interactive DiningExperience with Shape-Changing Food Materials at Restaurant Alchemist.
- Mafalda Gamboa, Sara Ljungblad, and Miriam Sturdee. 2023. Conversational Composites: A Method for Illustration Layering.
- Yi Ling (Ellie) Tai, Jason Ng, Nandini Pasumarthy, Deepti Aggarwal, and Rohit Ashok Khot. 2023. Rethinking Domestic Food Consumption through a Multi-modal Open Pantry.
- Mélodie Jacob, Ida Damen, and Carine Lallemand. 2023. Exploring the Embodied Experience of Walking Meetings through Bodystorming – Implications for Design.
- Daniel Gagnon-King, Lee Jones, and Sara Nabil. 2023. INTERACTIVE STAINED-GLASS: Exploring a new design space of traditional hybrid crafts for novel fabrication methods.
- Sofía Guridi, Emmi Pouta, Ari Hokkanen, and Aayush Jaiswal. 2023. LIGHT TISSUE: Development of cellulose-based optical textile sensors.
- Jacob Buur, Mary Karyda, Mette Gislev Kjærsgaard, Jessica Sorenson, Ayşe Özge Ağça, and Michela Antonelli. 2023. A Collection of Tangible Theory Instruments for Design Anthropology.
- Sark Pangrui Xing, Bart Van Dijk, Pengcheng An, Miguel Bruns, Yaliang Chuang, and Stephen Jia Wang. 2023. Puffy: A Step-by-step Guide to Craft Bio-inspired Artifacts with Interactive Materiality.
- Hye Yeon Nam, JaNiece Campbell, Andrew M. Webb, and Brendan Harmon. 2023. FloraWear: Wearable Living Interface.
- Dean Brown, Liliana Ovalle, and Naho Matsuda. 2023. A Practice-Based Approach to Post-Human Computer Interaction: Design Notes from Nature Scenes.
- Dianya Mia Hua, Jeffrey Bardzell, and Shaowen Bardzell. 2023. Embodied Embroidery: Somaesthetic Interaction Design for Women’s Masturbation.
- Sandra Monica Camara Olim, Valentina Nisi, and Elisa Rubegni. 2023. “Periodic Fable Discovery” Using Tangible Interactions and Augmented Reality to Promote STEM Subjects.
- Fiona Bell, Derrek Chow, Hyelin Choi, and Mirela Alistar. 2023. SCOBY BREASTPLATE: SLOWLY GROWING A MICROBIAL INTERFACE.
- Kim Sauvé, Pierre Dragicevic, and Yvonne Jansen. 2023. Edo: A Participatory Data Physicalization on the Climate Impact of Dietary Choices.
- Sydney Pratte, Anthony Tang, Shannon Hoover, Maria Elena Hoover, Matt Laprairie, Catherine Larose, and Lora Oehlberg. 2023. Towards a Design Space for Storytelling on the Fashion Technology Runway.
Pictorials from TEI 2022:
- Steven Alan Scott, Awais Hameed Khan, and Ben Matthews. 2022. First Impressions: A Visual Catalogue for Understanding Interactions with Novel Interfaces in Augmented Reality.
- Karen Anne Cochrane, Kristina Mah, Anna Ståhl, Claudia Núñez-Pacheco, Madeline Balaam, Naseem Ahmadpour, and Lian Loke. 2022. Body Maps: A Generative Tool for Soma-based Design.
- Bruna Goveia da Rocha, Janne Spork, and Kristina Andersen. 2022. Making Matters: Samples and Documentation in Digital Craftsmanship.
- Johanna Gramlich, Selina Pauli, Stephan Huber, Cordula Baur, and Jörn Hurtienne. 2022. Fin, Whale, Coin and Flatterer: Exploring Tangibles for Air Traffic Control.
- Rikke Hagensby Jensen, Enrique Encinas, and Dimitrios Raptis. 2022. Spicing It Up: From Ubiquitous Devices to Tangible Things Through Provocation. (BEST PICTORIAL AWARD)
- Kunihiro Kato, Kaori Ikematsu, Yuki Igarashi, and Yoshihiro Kawahara. 2022. Paper-Woven Circuits: Fabrication Approach for Papercraft-based Electronic Devices.
- Rohit Ashok Khot, Jason Ng, and Deepti Aggarwal. 2022. Crafting Tangible Interfaces for Human Digestion: Unpacking the Research through Design Prototyping Journey.
- Rohit Ashok Khot, Jung-Ying (Lois) Yi, and Deepti Aggarwal. 2022. Designing for Microbreaks: Unpacking the Design Journey of Zenscape.
- Hubert Maximilaan Smeitink and Joep Frens. 2022. Domino: Twin interfaces to unveil the influence of personality traits on usability.
- Claudia Núñez-Pacheco. 2022. Dialoguing with Tangible Traces: A Method to Elicit Autoethnographic Narratives.
- Dominic Potts, Martynas Dabravalskis, and Steven Houben. 2022. TangibleTouch: A Toolkit for Designing Surface-based Gestures for Tangible Interfaces.
- Julia van Zilt, Amy Winters, Hannah Carlotta Kelbel, and Miguel Bruns. 2022. The design process of a multi-disciplinary tool for developing interactive textiles.
Samuel Huron, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Zhuying Li, Southeast University, China