Call for Design Exhibition

ISWC 2012, the sixteenth annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC 2012 will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing.

ISWC 2012 June18-22 will be held in Newcastle, UK collocated with Pervasive 2012. ISWC 2012 is sponsored by Newcastle University.

Juried Exhibition

ISWC 2012's Juried Design Exhibition invites submissions of original works of wearable technology and/or novel applications for new audiences using existing technologies.

Submissions may comprise any type of wearable technology (electronic, mechanical, textile and garment-based, etc), Designers are encouraged to submit works that are both practical and usable in terms of the technology and the user interface as well as being of aesthetic merit.

Submission Guidelines

Designers are asked to submit an illustrated design statement, detailing the work's concept, motivation, intended audience and end-use, technological functionality, and execution. Detailed images must illustrate the text.

Submissions will be evaluated by the jury panel for their following design elements: concept, use of technology, execution, and communication, with particular respect to the usability of the technology interface for the specified audience.

Accepted works will be exhibited within the The Great North Museum in Newcastle and accepted exhibitors must supply an A0-size poster to accompany the exhibition.

There will be no fee to participate in the design exhibition if a contestant is attending or exhibiting in the exhibition. However, contestants must pay a registration fee if they plan to attend the conference as a whole.

During the conference, the jury will select 4 prizewinners:

  • Most innovative design concept
  • Best Execution
  • Most inclusive and usable design
  • Best in show

Submission Deadline: March 25, 2012 at 23:59 PDT

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