Aims of the Exhibition
To provide an opportunity for researchers to disseminate their work in a format that allows richer materials than conventional conference proceedings and presentations.
To provide a stimulating forum for debate and exchange of ideas between researchers both about the research presented and about the challenges of communicating design research through exhibition and other means.
To provide an accessible way of explaining design research to a general audience.
To encourage designers to use their professional communication skills in the service of research dissemination.
Terms of reference
Research exhibits will be refereed against the same broad criteria for quality of research and communication that apply to all conference papers and presentations.
The exhibition is not restricted to “practice-led” research. Any proposal that makes good use of the exhibition format to explain relevant research will be considered.
It is very important that there is a permanent record of the research. Proposals should indicate how this will be provided in a form suitable for inclusion in a conference CD-ROM or website.
The exhibition will provide an opportunity for exhibitors to present their work to an audience. However this may not follow the conventional conference session format since it is our intention to explore approaches that will be more conducive to debate.
The conference organisers and the Design Research Society are unable to offer any assistance with the costs of transporting or storing work for the exhibition or with the costs of insuring the work against damage or loss in transit or during the exhibition.
The conference and exhibition organisers hope to include a period of public exhibition for the work. More information will be available before full proposals will be invited.
Forms of Exhibit
An exhibit which meets the conferences refereeing standards for quality of research and communication.
Exhibit Supporting a Refereed Paper
Researchers who submit a paper for refereeing in the normal way may propose, in addition, an exhibit that will help to communicate their work and make it more accessible.
Acceptance of a paper is no guarantee that the exhibit will also be accepted.
Exhibitors in this category will normally take part in the presentation process for exhibitors and not present their work in a paper session.
Work in Progress or Poster
Proposals that are not regarded as substantial or complete enough to be included as refereed exhibits may be included in this category if the referees regard them as interesting or promising and deserving encouragement.
What to submit
Abstracts to be submitted by, from 6 January to 2 April
The abstract may be submitted in a Word document or Powerpoint* file containing:
An abstract of 500 words maximium, briefly describing the research and its outcomes, as for a normal conference paper.
In addition a 200 word statement explaining how the exhibition will enhance the presentation of the work and what materials will be displayed.
Up to 10 images from the research indicating what kind of material will be included in the exhibition.
Please keep your files
small - use JPEG images with reasonable compression no bigger than 1024 x 768 pixels. Bigger images may be rejected if they make
the file too big to handle.
Will be invited following refereeing of abstracts
The full proposal may be submitted in a Word Document or Powerpoint* file. This should explain the research and show how it will be exhibited using an appropriate mixture of text and images. The text should not exceed 3000 words.
Please ensure that your proposal provides the referees with sufficient information to assess the quality of the research as well as the exhibition plan. You should also indicate how a permanent record will be provided for inclusion in CD or web-based proceedings.
Information about the space and formats available for exhibiting your work will be placed on the Wonderground web site. We hope that will be available before the deadline for abstracts. Your proposal should make it clear how your exhibit will fit within these constraints.
*NB Powerpoint submissions
We have recommended Powerpoint as it provides a flexible and portable medium for organising graphical material.
DO NOT PROVIDE a powerpoint presentation of the research as would be used in a normal conference session.
How to submit
Please submit your proposal to the Content Management Coordinator
"Martim Lapa" firstname.lastname@example.org
When sending your proposal to Mr. Lapa, please send a copy [Cc:] to the Content Management Secretary "Elisabete Perfeito" email@example.com