SIGraDi 2021 Designing Possibilities
Ubiquitous Conference November 8th -12th , 2021
XXV International Conference of the Ibero-American Society of Digital Graphics

Abstract: 500 words (EN, PT, ES)
Submission deadline: April 15th, 2021
OPENCONF platform


Designing Possibilities is a call about of all possible futures. The latent space of all timelines. The creation between what the new reality has already materialized and what has not yet been defined.

Designing possibilities move us towards creativity and innovation, placing ourselves between the certainty and the impossible.

Projections: What are the opportunities that emerge from the new scenario?

Impacts: What is the role of design, architecture and art in shaping the possible futures?

Definitions: What are the parameters that will help define our next reality?

In times of unexpected global changes, we propose to visualize the futures by modeling the design space and all the possible solutions it contains. We propose a convergence of people, information, technology and matter, defining a spatiotemporal field of possibilities.


Deadline for abstracts submission: April 15th, 2021
Notification of approved abstracts: May 24th, 2021
Deadline for submission of full papers: July 23th, 2021
Notification of approved full papers: August 23th, 2021
Submission of final papers: September 13th, 2021
Workshops: November, 8 and 9th, 2021
Conference: November 8- 12th, 2021


Latent Possibilities in Design
Design Decision Making
Mixed Realities
Artificial Intelligence
Media Art
Predictions and Projections
Agent-Based Systems
Data Analytics
Machine Learning
Big Data
Ubiquitous Learning
Design Cognition
Design Reasoning
Design Theory
Hybrid Education
Online Learning
Local Culture
Creative Industries
Digital Heritage
Decolonial Design
Maker Culture
Digital Craft

Design Languages and Implementation
Generative Design
Shape Grammars
Parametric Analysis

Interactions and Creative Collaborations
Interdisciplinary Design
Collaborative Design
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
User Experience
Interactive Desing
Intelligent Practice and Processes
Digital Fabrication
Internet of Things (IoT)
Smart Cities and Environments
Design and Nature
Sustainable Design
Bio-Inspired Design
Inclusive Design


Organizing Committee
Unlike previous years that were organized by different Universities, the SIGraDI 2021 Conference is organized by the SIGraDi Executive International Committee (CEI) and the Advisory Committee (CA). The elected committee members represent a wide diversity of institutions, countries, and fields of study.

Conference Chairs
Paula Gomez, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Frederico Braida, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Executive International Committee
David M. Sperling, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
David Torreblanca, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana UPB, Colombia
Fernando Lima, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Fernando Garcia Amen, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Gonçalo Castro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marcelo Bernal, Perkins&Will, United States
Miguel Roco, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Rodrigo Cury Paraizo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Simone Vizioli, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Viviana Hernaiz, MATERIAL Digital Design Studio, Bolivia/United States

Advisory Committee
Maria Elena Tosello, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
Pablo C. Herrera, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Perú
Rodrigo Martin, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visual communication
Julia Paglis, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Martin Ferreira Montelongo, Universidad de la República, Uruguay


Abstract: 500 words (EN, PT, ES)
Submission deadline: April 15th, 2021

We invite you to participate by submitting your work and selecting not one, but all tracks that apply to your area. The goal is to discuss the potential impact of our design decisions, exploring possible scenarios on a timeline.
We invite you to SIGraDi 2021 Ubiquitous conference: a synchronic materialization of events in multiple spaces.
We are pleased to invite academics, researchers, professionals and students to present research results or experiments. Please, submit abstracts until April 15th, 2021, in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The abstracts will be blindly reviewed by an International Scientific Committee under the following evaluation criteria:

  • Concordance with the main theme of the conference Designing Possibilities and tracks
  • Originality of the topic, research problem or project
  • Relevance of the contribution to the field
  • Methodology or techniques used;
  • Quality of references;
  • General organization of the abstract according to the guidelines.

Abstracts must be written following the guidelines of the APA Standards, contain a maximum of 500 words, without including references, and must be based on the following structure:

TITLE: Title of the work presented must be concise and consistent with the purpose of the study.
KEYWORDS: maximum of 5 keywords that identify the project.
INTRODUCTION: What is the problem studied? What is its relevance and its objectives?
METHODOLOGY: How was the study carried out, what stages, materials and techniques were used?
RESULTS: What are the expected results or findings?
DISCUSSION: What is the contribution and impact to our field?
REFERENCES: Are these the most relevant sources?

The review of the articles for oral presentation and publication will be carried out in two stages: First, the abstract and second, the complete work. Both will be blindly reviewed.

Publications: The accepted full articles will be published in the Conference Proceedings (ISBN), as well as on the Blucher (ISSN) and Cumincad platforms.

  • As this is a blind evaluatreview proces, the abstract should not mention the names of the authors or the institution, nor any indication of authorship.
  • There is no limit for abstract submissions.
  • Each registration in the congress will allow one publication and one presentation.
  • The Conference platform for submission is OPENCONF


10 + 4 =


International Executive Committee (CEI)
Advisory Committee (CA)

Graphic design

Julia Paglis, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil


Martin Ferreira Montelongo, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

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