The Designing for People Research Cluster (DFP) at UBC invites you to attend our 5th annual CREATE Design Showcase May 16-18, 2022. This event features posters, demos, and videos from graduate students whose research explores how human-centered design impacts the world we live in. The Showcase is the highlight of our DFP CREATE Grad Training program, and is well attended by students, faculty, and industry/community partners. There will be numerous cash prizes for top submissions, as well as prize draws for attendees.
We are thrilled to announce that this year's Showcase will be hosted entirely on Gather Town, a web-conferencing platform!
May 16-17: Asynchronous Gallery All day
May 18: Live Design Showcase Event 12-3pm
BONUS: Student / Industry Social Hour Immediately following the live event on May 18th
We invite graduate students to submit your design-focused research to our annual DFP CREATE Design Showcase!
Who May Submit: All graduate (Masters, PhD, Postdoc) students from UBC and beyond are invited to submit work. We invite our friends from SFU, Emily Carr, and CDM to participate. You are welcome to use posters designated for different events or works in progress. There is a maximum of one project per Principal Investigator (PI), unless the PI is a faculty member. Your project must have a human-centered design component.
Last year we had students from the following institutions participate: Centre for Digital Media, BC Children'sHospital Research Institute, Emily Carr University,Institut Polytechnique de Paris, University ofManitoba, Simon Fraser University, McGillUniversity, University of Saskatchewan, WaterlooUniversity, and University of Zurich, and more.
This is a great opportunity to share your work with a large network of design enthusiasts
Get a head start on creating a compelling portfolio piece
Cultivate more experience in presenting your work
There will be numerous cash prizes for top submissions!
Important Deadlines: NOI Deadline: Wednesday April 6th This year we ask students to submit a very brief, basic notice of intent (tentative title, tentative abstract, etc.) This will help our organizers with planning. You can submit your NOI here.
Final Submission Deadline: Wednesday May 4th For more information, please visit our website here. We hope you will consider submitting your work!
"Designing for People" is one of UBC's active and engaging Research Excellence Clusters. We are a multidisciplinary group of researchers looking to engage with community, industry, and non-profit friends in Vancouver and beyond! We have a wide range of events that are open to all (see our website (https://dfp.ubc.ca/)), and are eager to hear from new voices and perspectives!
We are really excited about our new event series: DFP Downtown Salons (https://dfp.ubc.ca/taxonomy/term/326). The idea of a "salon" was taken from the enlightenment definition: a gathering of people in one place to share ideas, conversation, and food (in this case, not a hairstylist's shop!). The purpose of the Downtown Salons is to bring researchers, community, and industry partners into direct conversation regarding various design themes. We want to get our researchers off UBC campus and into the city to meet with you!