UrbanIxD at FutureEverything

UrbanIxD is working with the FutureEverthing conference in Manchester on 21 – 22 March 2013. We are delighted to be bringing our Advisory Board member Martijn de Waal to participate in a session on Open City Infrastructure on March 21st. Along with Martijn, the panel will include Usman Haque (Haque Design + Research), Scott Cain (Technology Strategy Board) and Francesca Bria (Imperial College London).

Full details here

Coverage of the Future Cities theme from Sustain Magazine


With a series of speakers from around the world, including sessions with Google, Vimeo & the BBC, the 2013 FutureEverything conference is set to be one of the most exciting and inspirational in recent years. The FutureEverything conference and associated workshops bring together hundreds of delegates from around the world from across the creative industries, new technologies, innovation, arts, public sector and academia. The 2013 conference is focussing on three core themes that will be instrumental in shaping the digital future:Creative Code, Future Cities and The Data Society.

FutureEverything was recently hailed by the Guardian as one of the top ten international ideas festivals, alongside TEDx, 99% and South by South West.


UrbanIxD 2013 Summer School will take place in Split, Croatia

Theme: Designing Interactions in the Networked City

Plans are under way for a unique Summer School to take place in the beautiful and historic town of Split in Croatia this year. This will be an interdisciplinary, workshop style, event hosted by the Department of Visual Communications Design, Arts Academy, University of Split. The team in Split has been running interaction design workshops - Interakcije - for eight years. There will be a line up of inspirational speakers, and participants will work in groups lead by experienced atelier leaders. At the end of the week, the work created by the participants will be presented to the people of Split as an open exhibition.

Participants will be selected through an Open Call, and anyone is welcome to apply - all applications will be considered on their individual merits.


UrbanIxD to present a Special Interest Group at CHI 2013

The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction.  Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide an opportunity to attract a group of conference attendees who share a common interest and engage them in face-to-face discussions. 

The UrbanIxd project's SIG proposal titled UrbanIXD :: Designing Human Interactions In The Networked City has been accepted for the conference which takes place in April in Paris.