Call for Abstracts: AIGA Education

The AIGA Design Educators Community announces a call for abstracts (for papers and presentations) and readers (of abstracts) to AIGA members who are interested in participating in a design education pre-­‐conference event on October 9, 2013, immediately prior to Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference, on October 10–12, 2013, in Minneapolis, MN.

Prospective presenters should be either graduate-­‐level design students or design educators who are developing speculative pedagogical approaches as well as those who have applied successful models that align with one or more aspects of the Head, Heart, Hand theme. Please submit a 300-­‐word (maximum) abstract (PDF) in narrative form and a separate 150-­‐word (maximum) bio (PDF) by email to Frank Armstrong at In the body of the email, please indicate an appropriate category (Head, Heart or Hand) for your proposed paper/presentation; also your full name, title and affiliation. Subject line of the email should be “H3_ABSTRACT”. Deadline for abstract submissions is March 31, 2013.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the DEC Steering Committee, which will make its selections based on several factors including: evaluations by the readers; quality, diversity and relevance of content.

Timeline for submission, selection and notification: Reader applications due: February 28. Readers selected and notified: March 15. Abstracts submitted: March 31. Abstracts distributed to readers: April 7. Reader evaluations of abstracts submitted: April 30. Presenters selected and notified: May 31. Presenters submit full papers: August 31.

For more information, please contact AIGA DEC Steering Committee members Frank Armstrong at or Karen Zimmermann at We look forward to reviewing your proposals!

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