Cross disciplines, Cross industries, Cross media: for impact across society.
The summit will take place on 2 & 3 September 2021. It is organized by Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands).
Human experiences are studied in many disciplines, but the related theories, methodologies and concept definitions are not actively shared across the disciplinary borders. Given the current state of society and the planet, experience researchers also have a moral obligation to help understand and tackle some of the key crises we are facing. Whether addressing sustainability challenges or the impact of Covid-19, experiences play a key role in understanding and changing our behaviour as individuals, organisations and society.
Our aim for the 7 Experiences² Summit will be to further strengthen the understanding of multi-faceted approaches to experience research. Our keynote speakers and workshop leaders will entice, inspire, nudge and provoke academics and practitioners to connect, understand, apply and appreciate experience research from many different angles in order to increase our joint societal impact.
The 7 Experiences Summit is the annual event of the Experience Research Society. We invite you to be part of and contribute to this inspiring community.
Sophie Staniszewska (Warwick University, UK) Using experience as a form of evidence: ‘Developing and applying the concept of patient-based evidence in health care: elevating our understanding of experience as evidence’
Measuring (impact of) Experiences
Marcel Bastiaansen (Breda University of Applied Sciences, NL)
Mat Duerden (Brigham Young University, USA)
Art based methods for Experience Research
Satu Mietinnen (University of Lapland, Finland)
Silja Nikula (University of Lapland, Finland)
Publishing on Experience Research
(Digital) Design methods for Experience research
Elizabeth Sanders (Ohio State University/ MakeTools, USA)
Experience Research Lexicon
Anita Kocsis (Swinburn University, Australia)
Digital Experiences and the real world
Igor Mayer (Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)
Impossible Food Experiences
Qian Janice Wang (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Call for abstracts
Academics, practitioners, researchers, professionals, artists and PhD students are invited to submit abstracts on their experience research for the 7 Experiences2 Summit to be held online on September 2-3, 2021. The summit will be hosted by Breda University of Applied Sciences, in the Netherlands, on behalf of the Experience Research Society.
Launched last year by the Experience Research Society and with the first edition hosted by Aalto University, the 7 Experiences Summit is the venue for different disciplines to meet and share perspectives on experience research. 7 Experiences Summit aims at establishing a more solid multidisciplinary foundation for experience research and increasing the societal impact of experience research.
Our goal with this 2nd edition in Breda is to improve our understanding of experiences and of experience research in its multi-faceted character. Our goal is to further explore all relevant fields of experience research and practice, and to support and facilitate a dialogue among academics and practitioners that enriches the various perspectives and accentuates each perspective’s merits, as well as the potential cross-overs and merging of perspectives. Only in this way can we make full use of the potential of experiences to have a significant (positive) societal impact and of the efforts of the academics and practitioners involved in investigating, designing, staging and managing those experiences.
We therefore invite contributions that address the broad spectrum of experience research in (cross-overs of) different academic disciplines and professional fields.
Such disciplines and fields include, but are not limited to:
Experiences in hospitality and food
(Serious) game experiences
Theatre and cultural experiences
Employee experiences (also beyond the traditional workplace)
Aesthetics, sensory, embodied experiences
The psychology of experiences
Antecedents and consequences of experiences
Factors affecting experiences
Experience work in practice
Experiences and business
Methods to investigate and measure experiences
Methods to design for and stage experiences
Your contribution during the conference could take multiple forms. For instance:
Introduction of an experience research field
Call for research
Theoretical groundings of experiences
Definitions and models of experience
Your abstract should explain clearly what your contribution entails – both content and form, how participants in your parallel session could benefit from or assist you in further development of your work, and why your contribution would be a valuable element in the final program of the 7 Experiences Summit. Your abstract should address all these elements in a clear and concise way, and not exceed 2 pages.
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee
If your abstract is selected, you are invited to present/discuss/show your work in progress during the 2-day conference in an informal, interactive setting that encourages open discussions and constructive feedback across disciplinary borders. The program committee will orchestrate the contributions to parallel sessions in such a way that you will have a multi-disciplinary and diverse audience.
After the summit, authors of selected contributions will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for further exposure. Which form this will take, will depend on the type of contribution submitted.
Submission deadline: 10 May 2021
Author notification: 15 June 2021
Summit: 2 and 3 September 2021