Full Paper Chairs 

Dag Svanaes, Maarit Mäkelä, Peter Gall Krogh, Yoko Akama & Åsa Wikberg-Nilson


Blank spaces offer time for thoughtfulness, pauses, alternative paths or even chance to appear. They may come consciously, sub-consciously or by happenstance. Do we pay these (…) enough attention, as integrated parts of design practice and design research? Given the number and seriousness of current and emerging societal and environmental challenges, there is a need for allowing many undirected thoughts and research results to be communicated and discussed. Full papers are welcome in any relevant design topic and can be inspired by the overall conference theme. 


This submission category invites original and mature research and results positioned in relation to existing research literature. Full papers represent the current frontier of knowledge in the design field. When accepted for review each submission will receive a minimum of two peer-reviews addressing strengths, weaknesses, originality, and significance of the submission. If the submission is accepted for publication authors are expected to adopt suggested improvements as noted by reviewers and the conference program committee.

Full Papers should be limited to maximum 10 pages including abstract but excluding references. Make sure to limit the file size to 5 MB or less, use the Nordes template and follow the submission guidelines for preparing your submission. For further inquiries on the submission category please contact the chairs. Submit papers at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nordes2023 at the latest December 20th.


Full papers will be reviewed based on: 

  1. Curiosity and expansion: The conference aims to invite curiosity and expansiveness in interpreting its theme. Authors should aim to explain their interpretation of the theme clearly to enable reviewers to make sense of the contribution for the design research community. 
  2. Originality and rigor: Originality is understood as the extent to which the output introduces a new way of thinking about a subject, is distinctive or transformative compared with previous work in the design field. Here, rigor is understood as the extent to which the purpose of the work is clearly articulated, an appropriate methodology for the design research area has been adopted, and the documentation presented shows that the purpose has been achieved. 
  3. Clarity and communication: Clarity is understood as a clear focus of the paper. Communication is understood as the ability to communicate the focus in text, visuals and other means.