The 12th EAD Conference: “Design for Next...”
12-14 April 2017. La Sapienza in Rome Italy
We invite contributions from professionals, academics and students to address the following questions with their own research, projects and experiences: What is Design for the Next? And what is the 'Next' focus of Design?
15 August 2016: Abstract submission via https://www.conftool.com/ead12-rome
MODE Motion Design Education Summit
June 7-9, 2017. The Ohio State University, USA.
Call for proposals and readers deadline 1 October 2016.
This international event brings together motion design educators from different areas of expertise to present work and discuss motion and how it enhances, effects, changes messages, meaning, and communication.
CUMULUS 2017: REDO
30 May–2 June 2017. Design School Kolding, Denmark.
How do we REDO our design education, our design practice, and our design research so that our knowledge comes to have an actual effect on how we live, from the micro level of the domestic to the macro level of politics? How do we train our students to become DOers and to confront the challenges that face the world in terms of social inclusion, climate/environment, and economic growth? How do we impact our disciplines and beyond?
EKSIG 2017: Alive, Active, Adaptive
Call for Papers for the International Conference 2017 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG 2017)
ALIVE . ACTIVE . ADAPTIVE - Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials
19-20 June 2017, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Conference Website: http://www.eksig2017.com/
Special Interest Group Website: http://experientialknowledge.org.uk/
Alive . Active . Adaptive is an International Conference organized under the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG). It focuses on the experiential knowledge of designing with emerging materials that are alive, active and adaptive, whether by means of biological or computational processes or an integration of the two. The conference brings together design practitioners, researchers, engineers, architects and artists to discuss the future of emerging materials and its implications for design research and practice.
Maurizio Montalti (Officina Corpuscoli), Anna Vallgarda (IT University of Copenhagen) and Mark Miodownik (Institute of Making) will represent our headline of speakers. Check the website for further details on their work:
31 May 2016: First Call
31 October 2016: Full submission due for Papers and Pictorials
31 January 2017: Notification of acceptance of Papers and Pictorials
28 February 2017: Submission of revised Papers and Pictorials
19-20 June 2017: Conference
Design Management Academy 2017
Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections
7th-9th June 2017. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Full paper submission deadline: Monday 9th January 2017
Design is becoming more strategic, both in the private and the public sector. There is a wider range of interfacing activities with internal and external clients and collaborators than before and there is also a wider spread of disciplines to productively interact with. New methods and technologies for collaboration and interfacing have come up. China has been the centre of manufacturing for quite some years. Now it has become a leader in the development of internet services and the most important market in the world in many categories. In this new landscape, the roles and responsibilities of designers are changing dramatically, both in Asia and in the rest of the world.
The Design Management Academy invites an international community of scholars to formulate areas of explorations and academic contribution which are outlined by the following 7 meta themes, within the 19 tracks around which the conference is organised:
1. New Models of Innovation
(a) The Interplay between Science, Technology and Design
(b) Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Trends in Open Innovation
(c) From R&D to D&R: Challenging the Design Innovation Landscape
(d) Design Creating Value at Intersections
2. Product-Service Systems
(a) Capturing Value and Scalability in Product-Service System Design
(b) Future: Service Design for Business Innovation for Industry 4.0
3. Policy Making
(a) Creative Intersection of Policies and Design Management
4. Intersecting Perspectives
(a) Changing Design Practices: How We Design, What We Design, and Who Designs?
(b) Challenges and Obstacles to the Enactment of an Outside-In Perspective: The Case of Design
(c) At the Intersection Social Innovation and Philosophy
(a) Design Practices for Effective Strategic Design
(b) Markets and Design: Vertical and Horizontal Product Differentiation
(c) Foresight by Design: Dealing with Uncertainty in Design Innovation
(d) Contemporary Brand Design
(a) Building New Capabilities in an Organization: A Research Methodology Perspective
(b) Exploring Design Management Learning: Innovate with ´User’ Oriented Design and KM Perspectives
(c) Design Teams in the Pursuit of Innovation
(d) Designing the Designers: Future of Design Education
Pioneering Design Thinkers
DMA2017 is organised under the auspices of the Design Research Society’s Design Innovation Management Special Interest Group (DMSIG) and the Design Society’s Design Management Special Interest Group (DeMSIG). DMA2017 is also organised in collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Loughborough University, Tsinghua University, University of Strathclyde and Delft University of Technology.
LearnXDesign 2017: Beyond the Allure of the Digital – research in the learning and teaching of design
The DRS/CUMULUS/DESIGN-ED conference
June 27th – June 30th 2017. Ravensbourne, London UK
Conference website: http://lxd2017.london/
Call for papers now open - https://www.conftool.net/lxd2017/
This conference brings together researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of higher education design settings with the intention of connecting emergent models and ideas around the digital, with the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The Conference will be held in London at Ravensbourne on the Greenwich Peninsula. This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners with an international reach and from a wide variety of education design settings with the intention of connecting emergent models and ideas around the digital, with the scholarship of teaching and learning.
PLATE 2017 – Call for Papers; Product Lifetimes and the Environment, 8-10 November 2017, Delft, the Netherlands
PLATE aims to address the detrimental impacts of our consumption through considering product lifetimes, bringing together academics, industry, and policy stakeholders working on sustainability. In 2015, the 1st PLATE conference was convened by Prof. Tim Cooper with over 100 people attending. Given this success, the 2nd PLATE conference will be hosted from 8-10th November 2017 at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of Delft University of Technology.
PLATE 2017 embraces a multi-disciplinary perspective including design, anthropology, technology, business, marketing, consumer behaviour, law, and policy. Abstract submissions (max. 1,000 words) are due by January 13th 2017.
For more information: PLATE website