Urban smell enthusiasts
EIGHT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES,
UBC ROBSON SQUARE, VANCOUVER, CANADA, 16-18 JANUARY 2014
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CONFERENCE COLLOQUIUM
DESIGNING WITH SMELL: CHALLENGES, TECHNIQUES AND PERCEPTIONS
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The sense of smell has over many years been undervalued and frequently ignored by numerous key design disciplines; deemed of most relevance within the scientific realms of food and beverage development, with an artistic imaginary in the commercial perfume sector, and in relation to planting within landscape architecture. However, times are changing and with new knowledge emerging on how this illusive sense operates and increasingly sophisticated technologies and new techniques being developed, smell is being incorporated into design practices ranging from print to on-street advertising, fashion to jewellery design, experiential events to artistic installations, and in architectural and urban design.
This conference session at the Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices in Vancouver, Canada in January 2014 will bring together academics and practitioners from across a range of design disciplines and include presentations on some of the different ways in which smell is being considered and incorporated into design practice. This call invites abstracts for oral presentations of 15 minutes from academics and/or practitioners who are including smell in their work in some way, and will explore some of the challenges and opportunities faced in doing so. Presentations might highlight, for example, issues experienced in making the invisible visible within design and prototype development; sourcing appropriate materials and expertise; dealing with issues and perceptions of chemical sensitivity; wrestling with consumer fears of manipulation; and, evaluating and evidencing the impact of olfactory characteristics upon consumer and public perceptions of the product, service and/or environment being designed.
To be considered for inclusion in this 90 minutes conference session, please email an abstract to Victoria Henshaw at the University of Manchester, UK at Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm (GMT) Monday 8 April 2013. Abstracts should include the following:
All of those submitting abstracts will be informed of the outcome of their submission the
following day. If successful, all presenters in the colloquium will be required to register their attendance at the conference online prior to the 11 April 2013. However, payment for the conference is not required until confirmation is received from the overall conference organising committee that the colloquium proposal has been accepted. For further details about registration click here, conference fees click here.
Following acceptance of the paper and registration in the conference, presenters are eligible to submit their papers for peer review and potential publication for one of the Design Principles and Practices collection, for more information, click here. For any enquiries regarding this Designing with Smell Colloquium, please contact Victoria Henshaw email@example.com. To find out more about the conference: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference.