21.249 new publication & cfp: DHQ 1.2; International Journal of Design

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:54:52 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 249.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders_at_Brown.edu> (57)
         Subject: DHQ issue 1.2 now available

   [2] From: ken.friedman_at_bi.no (65)
         Subject: International Journal of Design - CFP - Cultural
                 Aspects of Interaction Design

         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:34:58 +0100
         From: Julia Flanders <Julia_Flanders_at_Brown.edu>
         Subject: DHQ issue 1.2 now available

Please circulate:

Please circulate:

We are very pleased to announce that the second issue of Digital
Humanities Quarterly is now up and ready for reading at
http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/. A table of contents is below.

Some of its contents have already achieved a kind of celebrity
(Slashdot! Boing Boing!) and you can read about this in the opening
editorial. The issue builds on the first with an expanded range of
digital humanities topics, including game studies, text analysis, and
new media. We're really pleased with the quality of all the articles and
we hope you will be as well. Thanks to all of our reviewers who provided
such thoughtful and constructive feedback; our authors appreciate it
very much.

This issue also introduces a much-requested RSS feed, so that you can
learn of new DHQ material as it's posted. Although the journal makes a
formal announcement of each new issue, articles for upcoming issues
become visible in a preview space as soon as they are ready, so the RSS
feed will keep you informed of this process.

If you'd like to submit an article, or serve as a peer reviewer, please
visit the DHQ web site at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/ to learn

Thanks as always are due to our editorial team and in particular to the
production group at Indiana University, headed by John Walsh and
Michelle Dalmau, that brings the issue together so beautifully.

Julia Flanders
Brown University

Wendell Piez
General Editor
Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

Melissa Terras
General Editor and Associate Interactive Media Editor
University College London

DHQ 1.2 Table of Contents


"DHQ in the Public Eye", Melissa Terras, University College London


"Somewhere Nearby is Colossal Cave: Examining Will Crowther's Original
Adventure in Code and in Kentucky", Dennis G. Jerz, Seton Hill

"All Hope Abandon: Biblical Text and Interactive Fiction", Eric Eve,
Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

"Aporias of the Digital Avant-Garde", Steve F. Anderson, University of
Southern California

"The End of the Irrelevant Text: Electronic Texts, Linguistics, and
Literary Theory", David Hoover, New York University

Issues in Humanities Computing

"Revista Digital Universitaria: A Workshop of Digital Editing at the
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México", Ernesto Priani Saisó,
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:40:02 +0100
         From: ken.friedman_at_bi.no
         Subject: International Journal of Design
- CFP - Cultural Aspects of Interaction Design


A Special Issue on "Cultural Aspects of Interaction Design"

The notion of interaction design has become an indispensable aspect of
product design and development, especially for those products with embedded
information technologies. While traditional industrial design focuses on a
product's functionality and its physical features, interaction design
focuses on the interactive experience of users. Since products are becoming
more pervasively and more tightly interwoven with our daily activities,
design calls for a deeper understanding of the diverse perspectives of
product use.

Culture has been considered to play a critical role for users in their
understanding, acceptance, positioning, and use of an artifact. The quality
of an interactive experience is produced in a particular cultural context
and is determined or evaluated in that context. Yet, when it comes to
incorporating cultural factors effectively in design practice, knowledge is
insufficient at all levels -- conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and
practical. Cultural factors need to be integrated in the design process in
order to achieve the high quality of product interaction that enables our
experience with a product to be effective and enjoyable.

For this special issue of the International Journal of Design, we are
seeking papers that present breakthroughs in conceptual, theoretical,
methodological and practical research that enhance the formalization of
design knowledge with regard to the "cultural aspects of interaction
design." In particular, these contributions should focus on representing
cultural factors in describable, operable, and usable forms of design
knowledge with relevance to interaction design. The following topics are of
particular interest, covering fundamental and contemporary issues in this

- Conceptual framework of cultural factors in interaction design
- Acquisition and representation methods for cultural factors in design
- Formal models of cultural factors in interaction design
- Planning, design, and evaluation methods that involve cultural
- Cultural aspects of interaction methods and languages
- Assessment of the cultural effects of new interactive products
- Cultural factors in Kansei/emotional/affective aspects of interaction
- Cultural contexts of interaction design for ambient intelligence
- Cultural factors related to usability


Full Paper Due: 28 February 2008
Notification of Acceptance: 30 April 2008
Final Version of Paper Due: 31 May 2008
Special Issue Publication Date: 1 August 2008

Submission of Papers:

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines found at


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently
under consideration for publication elsewhere. A double-blind review
process will be employed for this special issue.

Manuscripts should be sent through the on-line system at


Authors should choose "Special Issue on Cultural Aspects of Interaction
Design" as the Journal Section when submitting papers.

Special Issue Editors:

Keiichi Sato
Institute of Design
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Tel: 312-595-4912
E-mail: sato_at_id.iit.edu

Kuohsiang Chen
Department and Institute of Industrial Design
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Tel: +886 6-2757575, ext. 54335
E-mail: kchen_at_mail.ncku.edu.tw
Received on Sat Sep 15 2007 - 05:02:54 EDT

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