Designing with AI
Important Dates
May 25 Submissions due
June 8 Notification of acceptance
1 July 9:00am-12:30pm Workshop

Workshop Aim:
In recent few years, new artificial intelligence techniques (AI) are starting to have an impact on addressing challenging design issues. IBM's AI platform Watson, for example, assisted fashion designers in designing a series of cognitive dresses in 2016 and 2017, demonstrating how the fashion design process can be reshaped. Alibaba's AI design platform LuBan is capable of automatic graphic design and designed 400 million graphic banners during its 2017 Double-11 promotion day. With more accessible AI tools and services AI is becoming a new design material for designers who are not trained in computing and data science.

Designing with AI creates unique opportunities and challenges for designers. It not only demands new design methods and procedures, but is reshaping the definitions of user experiences as a consequence of AI-engaged designs. This workshop intends to bring together academic researchers and industry experts to discuss the following issues, foster collaborations and build networks.

- Paradigms of designing with AI;
- Issues of quantifiable and computable user experience ;
- Development of more accessible AI tools for designers;
- Cases of AI-enabled designs;
- Critiques and skepticism about the recent popularity of designing with AI; and
- Other related topic

Workshop Chairs
Lingyun Sun (sunly@zju.edu.cn)
Program Committee
  • Hao Jiang, Zhejiang University
  • Jean-François Boujut, Grenoble INP
  • Ricard Sosa, Auckland University of Technology
  • Kaz Grace, University of Sydney
Workshop Notes

Submission information:
Participants do not need to submit anything to attend the workshop. 

Those wishing to submit material are asked to submit a 300-word abstract describing their perspective on "AI+design". You can also attach a paper (published or unpublished), working paper, position paper or poster, relating to the themes of the workshop and detailing their prior work in the area. Submissions should be emailed to jiang_hao@zju.edu.cn by 25th May, and will be reviewed for relevance by the committee.

Workshop format:
This workshop provides an opportunity to engage AI researchers, HCI/UX researchers and designers, as well as professionals. The format of the workshop is designed to encourage discussion and idea exchange. Accepted submissions will be posted online for all participants before the workshop.
In the first half of the workshop, 6-8 attendees will be selected to give a 10-minute presentation, presenting their work process and ideas. A question periods will follow each talk. The second half of the workshop will be a collaborative brainstorming and discussion session focusing the workshop themes, exploring the new potentials of designing with AI.

All attendees at the workshop need to register either as an addition to the DCC'18 conference registration at a cost of €30, or if not registered for the conference at a cost of €60. Please go the DCC'18 Registration page to add this workshop to your registration.