San Diego, CA, June 23-26 2019

Transformational Creativity

The Creativity & Cognition Conference encourages interdisciplinary research, bringing together artists and scientists, designers and educators, and researchers. This year we are co-located with the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS 2019) to highlight the transformational impact that human/computational creativity and interaction design can have on our communities and cultures. In an increasingly digital world, we seek to design interactive techniques and tools that mindfully and ethically augment and amplify human creativity for social good across all human endeavors.

Program Highlights

Technical Program

The twelfth Creativity & Cognition technical program of long and short papers hosted at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay.

Performances & Gallery

Arts exhibit and performances


World class ideas in creativity and cognition

Bold New Concepts

Through a fantastic Demonstration, Poster, and Pictoral program

San Diego

ACM Creativity & Cognition 2019 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego, California.

San Diego has been called "the birthplace of California", and is particularly well-known for its wonderful climate, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy, and as a major healthcare and biotechnology development center. It is rated no. 2 most inventive city in the world by Forbes 2013 and the only North American city among the National Geographic 2015 “World Smart Cities”. More than 100 languages are spoken by San Diego residents, who come from all over the world to settle. It’s physical proximity to Tijuana is very positively reflected in the food, architecture, art and spirit of of the city.

San Diego is also a major educational hub with 80-plus educational and research institutes in the region. It is home to UCSD, a continuously high-ranked institution that is especially known for its computer science, visual arts and cognitive science departments, as well as the Design Lab, directed by Don Norman. The Design Lab is both a research center and a catalyst for the rapidly growing design community in San Diego.