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DESIGN RESEARCH NEWS Volume 22 Number 6, Sep 2017 ISSN 1473-3862
DRS Digital Newsletter http://www.designresearchsociety.org
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25-28 June 2018 - DRS2018 LIMERICK CALLS ANNOUNCEMENT
We are delighted to announce the DRS2018 Limerick conference website
has been updated with four new Calls for Papers, Workshops,
Conversations, and PhD by Design. We have also been planning the
conference experience so that venues, events, and most importantly
good conversation will provide a truly memorable conference.
Call for Papers Submissions Open: 5th September 2017 Submission
Deadline: 6th November 2017
Designing is increasingly taking place in shifting territorial,
economic, and policy contexts. We ask what are the ways in which
design research can catalyse progressive change in this emerging
DRS2018 invites new and challenging paper submissions from any area or
discipline of design research. We embrace research looking at and
using design in the widest possible sense with interdisciplinary work
and work responding to the conference themes particularly encouraged.
Full papers can be submitted to an open call or to themed tracks for
the DRS2018 conference. Further details are available on the
Call for Workshops Submissions Open: 5th September 2017 Submission
Deadline: 15th February 2017
Workshops are half and full day sessions which provide an opportunity
to learn in a practical and engaged way about the latest tools,
methods and techniques of Design Research, Practice, and Education.
They aim to bring together design researchers and design practitioners
in academia, in the public sector, and in business and industry.
Workshops will take place over the four days of the conference, though
most will take place on Monday 25th June 2018. Further information and
Workshop Template is available on the website.
Call for Conversations Submissions Open: 5th September 2017 Submission
Deadline: 15th February 2017
Conversations engage a limited number of attendees in open exchange in
arriving at new understandings about a particular topic. Conversations
provide an environment where a constructive dialogue can take place
about issues of importance in Design Research, particularly to promote
exchanges about topics not easily captured by the scholarly paper.
Conversations foster open exchange, by talking, but also by means of
play, prototyping, critique of each other's work produced on-the-spot,
or even activism. Each Conversation is facilitated by convenors who
will produce a concluding document from their Conversation discussion.
Dissemination results will be featured on the DRS2018 site following
the conference. Further information and Conversations Template is
available on the website.
Call for PhD by Design Submissions Open: 5th September 2017 Submission
Deadline: 15th February 2017
PhD By Design will hold a one-day event at DRS2018 to vocalise,
discuss and work through some of the many issues of conducting a
practice-based PhD in Design. This event will be made up of informal
presentations of work as an opportunity to explore what the future
holds for practice-based PhDs. It will bring together designers
undertaking practice-based doctoral research, as well as supervisors,
MRes students, and MPhil students within and outwith Design
Departments. On the day we will produce an Instant Journal documenting
discussions and outcomes and available during the conference. Further
information and PhD by Design Template is available on the website.
Information about past events is available at: www.phdbydesign.com
Contact Us Any enquiries about the conference should be directed to:
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regular updates follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/DRS2018 and
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9-13 June, 2018 - Designing Interactive Systems DIS 2018
School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The theme of the 2018 conference is Design and Diversity. The
conference looks for papers that explore this question: how to best
support designing interactive systems for diversity, or should we aim
at universals to support our work? Four subcommittees break this
question into: Design Theory, Methods and Critical Perspectives;
(User) Experience; Application Domains; and Technological Innovations.
The 2018 conference is organized in a design school, and it welcomes
contributions from designers. Its submission formats are: Papers,
Notes, Pictorials, Workshops, Provocations and Work-in-Progress (WIP),
Demos, and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions use ACM templates and
are submitted through Precision Conference System. Submissions are
peer reviewed and published in ACM Digital Library.
Submission dates - 8 January, 2018 (23:59 PST): Full Papers, Notes,
Pictorials and Workshop proposals - 12 March, 2018 (23:59 PDT):
Provocations&WIP, Demos, Doctoral Consortium and Student Volunteers -
5 March, 2018: author notifications
Conference dates - 9-10 June: doctoral consortium and workshops -
11-13 June: main conference
Since its inception in 1995, DIS has been a premier venue for
design-based interaction design and HCI. It has published several
papers that have shaped design practices in interaction design and
beyond. During the last few years, the acceptance rate of DIS has been
about 20-25% for Papers, Notes and Pictorials, and between 25-50% for
other forms of submission.
Queries and contacts:
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[log in to unmask]: Kenny Chow, Teresa Cerratto-Pargman and Will Odom
8 December 2017 - DRAWING CONVERSATIONS 2: BODY, SPACE, PLACE
A one-day symposium: 2nd call for papers
The Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), Coventry University
Technology Park, Puma Way CV1 2NE, UK.
Keynote speaker: Marsha Meskimmon, Professor of Modern and
Contemporary Art History and Theory, Associate Dean at Loughborough
Lead conveners: Professor Jill Journeaux, Dr. Helen Gorrill, Dr.
Imogen Racz, Dr. Sara Reed.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for this one-day symposium intended to consider
interrelationships of drawing, body, space and place. At the heart of
this will be the body acting as the conduit between interior and
exterior, private and public. Drawing in this sense can therefore be
elastic in definition, from two-dimensional mark making, to more
spatial languages that might involve capturing movement,
three-dimensional drawing, or indeed understanding the processes of
making the movement, mark or gesture. How do these gestures make
meaning? What impulses from a particular space or place impelled the
drawing? What is the relationship of the final work to a space or
Twenty-minute papers are invited from practitioners, historians and
theoreticians. They can include projects undertaken, or be about
particular works or ideas by others.
What happens when we draw with or from the body? How is conversation
formed and understood?
How is the mark or gesture suggestive of a response to place?
How is the notion of the individual reshaped within a collective or
collaborative drawing process?
Gender, drawing conversations and collaborations: what is the nexus of
feminism, drawing and connectivity?
Exploring gendered spaces through drawing or performing the mark, such
as the body and home, or, the body within 'public' spaces - that might
be places of exclusion/inclusion at particular times.
Choreography as drawing with and from the body
Performative drawing: Witness or viewer?
The body and the breath.
Redrawing the body for well-being.
This is not an exhaustive list so if you have an idea that does not
easily fit into this list and you are unsure about submitting a
proposal please feel free to contact Jill Journeaux at:
[log in to unmask] to discuss your proposal.
Following on from the success of Drawing Conversations 1 which took
place in December 2015, and the book Drawing Conversations: Collective
and Collaborative Drawing in Contemporary Practice, due to be
published in Spring 2018, we intend to apply for a second publication.
If you wish to be considered for a future publication, please make
this clear in your proposal and ensure that you submit a full-length
proposal of 700-750 words.
All proposals for papers will be peer reviewed. Please submit a
proposal of up to 750 words outlining your paper/ presentation,
including 6 keywords and a title. Include your name and address, email
address and institutional affiliation if appropriate.
Please send the proposals to Dr. Helen Gorrill at:
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December 2017 - Design4Health 2017
We are excited to welcome Cabrini as a feature sponsor to the
Design4Health event in December 2017. As a not-for-profit health
service, Cabrini supports and operates programs for disadvantaged
people in our community.
To find out more, please follow this link: http://cabrini.com.au/
The Design4Health conference engages with
practitioners The Design4Health conference is an
international event that brings together researchers, practitioners,
policy makers and industry partners from across the disciplines of
health, design and creative practice. Together we explore the role
that design and creative practice play in the development of products,
services and interventions to promote dignity and improve the
efficiency of health and wellbeing services. The
conference offers delegates the opportunity to explore the growing
evidence base in relation to design and health, and to build
understanding of the contribution that design is making to everyday
healthcare practice globally. Practitioners and researchers have the
chance to share experiences from across a range of settings and
cultural contexts and to consider future applications of design in
rapidly evolving and changing landscape of health-care.\0x2028\0x2028
The conference encourages practice based submissions and presentation
to help assure the vent maintains its focus on how Health and Design
can impact positively on people's lives and
Still time to submit your extended abstract
When you submit your 1000 word extended abstract, poster, or design
piece for exhibition, the submission is normally reviewed within a two
week turn around. Once its completed it will be published on line with
the conference proceedings.
Extended abstracts submitted before the early bird rate will have the
early bird rate honoured for registration. The final due date for
extended abstracts is 30th Sept 2017 at the regular conference
What if I want to add a full conference paper to my extended
In addition, all 1000 word extended abstracts, having been double
blind peer reviewed and assess as on topic to the theme of Design 4
Health, are invited to submit a full scholarly paper version to the
Design for Health Research Journal. This process provides an excellent
pathway to journal paper development. Further, some people may
seek to offer an additional full conference paper to accompany their
peer reviewed extended abstract. We will add those papers (not peer
reviewed) to an online repository site along with their peer reviewed
extended abstracts, to form the full collection of digital online
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Issue 5.1 - Lies, Damn Lies and Alternative Truth
The Poster is making a call for: Papers, Artist / Designer Monographs,
Image and Photo Essays, Reviews and Opinion Pieces: from a variety of
subject areas and interdisciplinary perspectives, to develop new
understandings of the on the subject of the mechanisms and operation
of: Alternative Truth, Outright Lies, Spin and Propaganda in the Age
of Putin and Trump; told through visual rhetorics.
Civil society finds itself living in the the (Trump) Tower of Babel.
We inhabit an increasingly divided society, divided through a lack of
a common worldview, with communication technologies promotinh the
daily creation of alternative canons of truth with the ease of a
child's kaleidoscope making patterns. This facile and joyful fecundity
in social myth making brings deep problems for traditional political
communication, because as Habermas notes: 'Every act of reaching
mutual understanding is confirmed by a rationale consensus; otherwise
it is not a "real" act of reaching understanding, as we say. Competent
speakers know that any de facto consensus attained can be illusory;
but their basis for the concept of an illusory (or simply forced)
consensus is the concept of a rationale consensus. They know that an
illusory consensus must be replaced with an actual one if
communication is to lead to mutual understanding. As soon as we start
communicating, we implicitly declare our desire to reach an
understanding with one another about something. If
consensus even about a difference of opinion can no longer
be reasonably expected, communication breaks down.' (p. 450 (Truth and
Seeing from Preliminary studies in the theory if communication action
(2001) from Theorising Communication. 2007)) In this world of floating
values the hope for political consensus of the Habermas model seems to
be receding into the Net. What does this mean for communicators,
designers, artists, theorists and propagandists when our rhetorical
barbs lose their edge through simple miscomprehension? When disbelief
in the shootings at Sandy Hook is replaced by a belief in the Bowling
Green Massacre, how will political communication happen?
Areas of interest for studies of visual political communication
include (but are not limited to):
- Is a social disconnect with the normative narratives that mass
communication depends on rendering propaganda speechless?
- Is the rise of the Digital Public Sphere killing consensus
politics, or saving us from a weight of overbearing myths?
- Does the disruption of large scale mono-cultures by online
communities mark an end for 20th century models of mass propaganda?
- Are the subalterns taking control?
- What happens to informed democratic systems when the rulers and
the ruled fundamentally inhabit different worlds, shaped by different
- Universal Translators: Are there communications methods that can
speak across the divides?
- Can we Mass Customise political communication to speak the same
truth, in different tongues, to all audiences at once?
The relationship between culture and technology has shaped political
communication since the time of the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda
Fide, and now emergent communications tools have widened the grasp and
increased the reach of a political message. The rise of the Net has
given individuals and small groups the same grasp and reach as the
largest power-block: and the possibilities for technically mediated
political communication keeps growing. More than timely, it has become
imperative, for researchers to examine the complex interplay between
the means and methods of political communication and the possibility
of a normative consensus in the political world.
Multimodality is a key element to understanding the use of images in
combination with other forms of mediated communication. We therefore
encourage scholars from both social and political science, as well as
cultural studies, arts, and communication studies, to submit proposals
for work for publication. The journal is looking for:
- Full papers of 7000-9000 words plus illustrations on the issue's
theme (for double blind peer review). Rich illustration of the text is
welcomed. Theoretical papers as well as methodological discussion are
welcome, but preferably in combination with empirical analysis of
imagery. Case studies, comparisons across culture, or historical
studies are invited.
- Artist / Designer Monographs. Extended scholarly pieces
addressing the issue's theme (for double blind peer review). 10000 -
25000 words plus extensive illustrations.
- Image and Photo Essays composed of illustrations, photographs,
diagrams or schematics that use visual languages to communicate their
point of view on this edition's themes. Textual support may be added,
if it is felt necessary.
- Reviews of relevant books, exhibitions and political gatherings
(the editors would be more than happy to publish a good review of the
U.S. Republican or Democratic party conferences, a Congressional
investigation, or a demonstration).
Themed Call - Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice
The editors of the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice are
pleased to announce a new themed Call for Papers with a deadline of of
1 October 2017 (see http://tinyurl.com/y8f4w4ck).
The Call Themes are:
Utilising Archives and Collections for Textile Education, Industry and
Practice Textiles and Co-creation 'Bio' Textiles
Further information is available from the Journal of Textile Design
Research and Practice website http://tinyurl.com/y8f4w4ck.
Submissions can take one of the following forms and the instructions
for authors page contains advice for authors. Academic research papers
(approximately 5,000 - 8,000) words; Practitioner interviews or
studies (approximately 6,000) words; Position papers and reports of
research currently in progress (approximately 3,000 words); Book and
exhibition reviews (approximately 500 - 2,000 words)
If you would like to discuss please contact Faith Kane -
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28-31 March 2018 - Material Culture
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PANELS AND PAPERS
The Material Culture Area of the PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association
& American Culture Association) invites proposals for papers to be
presented at the 2018 National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
DEADLINE: 1 OCTOBER 2017
The study of material culture offers an exciting area for
interdisciplinary research and conversation, as it brings together
those engaged in scholarly inquiry in areas as diverse as history, art
history, design, decorative arts, cultural studies, consumer studies,
literature, communications, anthropology, sociology, and beyond. Of
particular interest are papers that address human-made material
objects as primary source material for anthropological, geographical,
sociological, historical, or area studies; papers that refer to
contexts of various sorts in order to determine the origins,
functions, or uses of human- made material objects; or methodological
papers that theorize and critique material culture as a
discipline for humanistic inquiry.
Past presentations in this area have focused on decorative arts and
the construction of literary characters; the material culture of
poverty; commemorative items; historic and modern furnishings;
fashion, branding, and marketing trends; manufactured homes and
representations of the translocal even the design of airport
shopping malls. Professional academics, graduate students,
museum professionals, and independent scholars are all encouraged to
Considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special
panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1 hour
slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.
Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Proposals should take the
form of an abstract of up to 250 words and must be submitted
electronically by 1 October 2017. To submit your proposal, go to
follow the instructions for creating an account. All submissions must
be made through the conference submission site.
For additional information about the PCA/ACA and its annual
conference, visit http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/. Please be
sure to select Material Culture as the area to which you submit your
abstract. Questions or concerns may be sent via email to the Area
Chair for Material Culture, Heidi C. Nickisher, Ph.D. School of Art --
Art History College of Imaging Arts & Sciences | RIT 73 Lomb Memorial
Drive Rochester, NY 14623-5603 Office: 585.475.4996 | fax:
Literature Review articles
She Ji is looking for literature review articles. In nearly every
field, the critical literature review article is a cornerstone of
progress and development. For this reason, literature review articles
are among the most widely read and highly cited. Jane Webster and
Richard Watson explain this in a 2002 article titled, Analyzing the
Past to Prepare for the Future: Writing a Literature Review. While
Webster and Watson wrote this for the information science field
fifteen years ago, it applies to the design field today:
"A review of prior, relevant literature is an essential feature of any
academic project. An effective review creates a firm foundation for
advancing knowledge. It facilitates theory development, closes areas
where a plethora of research exists, and uncovers areas where research
is needed. In the information systems (IS) field, we see few published
review articles. As a result, the progress of our field is impeded. To
address this concern, the MIS Quarterly launched MISQ Review several
years ago. The clear intention was to accelerate the accumulation of
IS knowledge. A particular goal was to advance the state of theory
within the IS field. The stated purpose of MISQ Review is to promote
MIS research by publishing articles that conceptualize research areas
and survey and synthesize prior research. These articles will provide
important input in setting directions for future research."
At this time, She Ji actively seeks critical literature review
articles for the fields of design and design research.
Everyone who writes a solid research PhD has done a literature review
at a fundamental stage of his or her work some of these literature
review chapters can be expanded into critical review articles. We want
to publish them.
Many people who apply for major research funding begin the application
with a careful review of issues and topics, along with a review of
past and current literature. Many of these projects can be expanded
into critical review articles. We want to publish them.
Many of you who read lists such as this one have a field of personal
expertise and deep personal interest. You know the crucial literature
best of all. If you can organize your personal expertise and reading
lists into a critical review article, we want to publish it.
The important genre of the critical literature review is a gap in the
literature of the design field. We are looking for literature review
articles and authors who have them or want to write them.
If you have a thesis chapter or a grant application literature section
that you can transform for journal publication, I'd like to hear from
you. If you have an idea for a critical literature review, I'd like to
hear from you.
Please write to me at:
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Call for Chapters - The Wiley Handbook of Design & Innovation
Editors Professor James Woudhuysen, South Bank University (UK)
Professor Martyn Evans, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Dr James Moultrie, Cambridge University (UK)
Summary This edited volume is a timely and comprehensive collection of
thought provoking perspectives from leading thinkers in design and
innovation and discusses how design might respond to societal
challenges towards 2030 for the benefit of society.
Description The Wiley Handbook of Design & Innovation presents an
extensive yet pragmatic exploration of the future of design and
innovation. It goes further than merely making predictions about the
future, rather it provides a compelling and meaningful dialogue
regarding the broader economic, political and resource challenges
society will face towards 2030 and discuss the potential responses
that design can make. In doing so the future landscape of design and
innovation is explored from multiple perspectives and aims to provide
snapshots of the future that inform the practice and study of design
today, and into the next decade.
The handbook places design in the wider global landscape across
both developed and developing countries and provides leading
thinkers with the opportunity to interrogate its future. This
engagement provides the reader with a highly informed perspective on
the broad direction of travel for the future of design and innovation
and both qualifies and quantifies future trajectories underpinning its
This volume considers the contemporary debates of design and
innovation, emerging directions, future challenges, manufacturing
models, technological futures, interconnectedness and complexity,
digital technologies and the impact of the digital, the changing
role and expectations of the consumer, future skills, knowledge and
education agendas, design democratisation, and the ever evolving
contribution of design to innovatory ways of thinking, doing and
An international perspective is provided through case studies,
interviews and cutting-edge research. It comprises six main sections:
1. Foundations - Foundations for thinking about the future of design
2. Sectors - A critique of design and innovation from a sectorial
3. Skills - The future of design skills, knowledge and education
4. Geographies - Design across the world, regions and nations
5. Challenges - Addressing grand challenges through design and
6. Manifesto - A Design Manifesto for 2030: Learning from the future
to inform the present
Call for Chapter Contributions We are seeking proposals for chapters
for The Wiley Handbook of Design and Innovation in particular around
the following themes:
- Digital Devices
- Automotive Design
- Design in the United States
- Design in South Korea
- Design in Japan
- Design in Latin America
Next Steps If you would like to put forward a proposal for a chapter
in the Wiley Handbook of Design & Innovation please submit to the
editors your proposed chapter title and provide an outline summary of
your preferred contribution (up to 300 words).
If you require any further information, or need clarification, do not
hesitate to contact the editors.
Contact details: Professor Martyn Evans, [log in to unmask]
Professor James Woudhuysen, [log in to unmask]
Dr James Moultrie, [log in to unmask]
3 February 2018 - Interiors without Architecture
The second annual Pratt Interior Provocations symposium, Interiors
without Architecture, seeks papers addressing the broad cultural,
historical, and theoretical implications of interiors beyond their
conventionally defined architectural boundaries, and not limited by
interior design's traditional associations with decoration, taste,
and social status. This conference encourages provocative and
boundary-expanding proposals from design practitioners, historians,
and theorists addressing, for example, the implications of interior
design expertise applied to prefabricated, reused enclosures not
originally intended for human occupation; interiors composed by
natural geography; interior environments created for literature, film,
stage and virtual reality; interiors constructed within external urban
surroundings; mobile interiors, inhabitable art; infrastructural
interiors; interior landscapes; adaptive reuse and interiors; and
interiors on and for display, including period rooms, model rooms,
dioramas, and store display windows.
This symposium celebrates the publication of Interiors Beyond
Architecture (Routledge 2018), co-edited by Deborah Schneiderman (Pratt
Institute) and Amy Campos (California College of the Arts) as well as
of Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail
(Routledge 2018), co-edited by Anca I. Lasc (Pratt Institute),
Patricia Lara-Betancourt (The Modern Interiors Research Centre,
Kingston University, London, UK), and Margaret Maile Petty (Queensland
University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia).
Keynote Speaker: Penny Sparke, Acting Dean and Professor of Design
History; Director, Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston
University, London, UK
Moderator: Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American
Art; Professor of Art, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA
Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a 2-page cv to
[log in to unmask] by October 15, 2017.
The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods (EJBRM) invites
researchers and scholars to contribute to their Special Issue on The
There is a full Call for Papers at
http://www.ejbrm.com/SpecialCall2.html which includes a description of
what is required, dates and submission requirements.
EJBRM is accredited by several organisations and as also index by
SCOPUS. If you are interested in submitting a paper for review you may
contact the Guest Editor or the Editor-in-Chief or me. You may also
simply submit a paper in the usual way marking it for the The
Intuitive Researcher - Special Issue of EJBRM.
17-19 April 2018 - 13th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference:
Call for Papers (Adelaide, Australia)
Conference theme: Impact, Engagement, and Doctoral Education.
Doctoral education is an integral part of most countries' economic and
social development strategies, an integral part of their innovation
strategies and, for some, a key contributor to export earnings. For
individual higher degree by research and doctoral students, there is
an increasing diversity of modes of study and presentation available;
they can pursue study as an opening to a career or innovative business
opportunity, as continued professional development, or simply as a
structured high-level research experience in an area of great
interest. Increasingly, doctoral graduates work in non-academic
spheres, bringing high-levels skills into the public, private and
not-for-profit sectors. It is in this context that QPR2018 seeks to
address the 'so what?' question about doctoral education, inviting
proposals addressing the conference theme of 'Impact, Engagement, and
Doctoral Education'. We invite contributors to think broadly about the
notions of 'impact' and 'engagement' with possible topics including,
but by no means limited to: Theory, concepts, and measurement
- What do we mean by impact and engagement in the context of
- How can impact and engagement be measured in doctoral education?
- How are impact and engagement exerted and mediated? What are the
key processes and actors operating here?
- Can we measure the quality of impacts and engagements? How can we
improve that quality? Impact and engagement in practice
- What impact do doctoral researchers have on their institutions?
- How do impact and engagement translate into employability?
- What impact do doctoral graduates have on the organisations they
enter following graduation?
- What impact do industry-funded doctoral projects have?
- How can the impact and engagement of doctoral graduates be
- How do impact and engagement operate in the overall ecology of
the doctoral education system? Impact and engagement - the human
- What impact does doctoral education have on its graduates? What
is the impact of the wider engagement agenda on doctoral graduates?
- What impact have developments in doctoral education over the past
25 years had on the student experience?
Proposals are invited for Papers, Round Table Discussions, Fast &
Furious presentations, and Posters. Proposals for other forms
of presentation will also be considered. Full details are on the QPR
website which can be found at: www.qpr.edu.au For reference, the
Easy Chair QPR2018 site can be found at
https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?a=15889044;conf=qpr2018 If you
have any queries about the appropriateness of a possible proposal for
the conference, please feel free to email direct at
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June 2018 - conference ServDes.2018, Milan
We like to remind you that the theme of ServDes.2018 is "Service
Design Proof of Concept".
Service Design can no longer be considered an 'emerging discipline'.
Though recent and in continuous evolution, it is now consolidated
enough to be assessed and reviewed in terms of effectiveness and
impact on economy and society: how far has the logic of services (and
of Service Design culture) influenced the different domains of
innovation and value creation? How much has this been truly integrated
into the innovation process of private and public sectors? How
effectively has this been understood, evaluated and discussed? How far
have digital technologies and media been influencing service design
Now it is time to validate and review the models, processes and
practices developed and used in the service design ecosystem, from its
academic community to practitioners, companies and organizations at
large. The overarching scope of the conference is to reflect on the
evolution and impact that this discipline and practice has made in
different fields and sectors. To do this, ServDes2018 will create an
opportunity firstly for sharing thoughts and experiences among
scholars, practitioners and organisations, and secondly, to discuss
service design in terms of proof of concept, and the extent to which
public and private organizations are ready to embed service design
into their processes.
The main areas of discussion for the conference will be organised into
the following tracks:
1. Learning and practicing
2. Sharing and collaborating
3. Measuring and evaluating
4. Governing and evidencing
5. Producing, distributing and organising
6. Experiencing and shaping
7. Community and relationship building
8. Envisioning and evolving
Authors are invited to submit a full paper up to 5000 words addressing
these tracks. Submitted contributions will be subject to double-blind
peer review. Accepted contributions will be published electronically
in open access in the conference proceedings edited by Linkoeping
University Electronic Press.
Key dates: 6th November 2017: Deadline for contributions 31st January
2018: Notification of acceptance with suggestions for revision 1st
February 2018: Opening of conference registration 28th February 2018:
Deadline for early bird registration 30th April 2018: Final
submissions uploaded to website 18th- 20th June 2018: Conference in
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19-20 September 2017 - Drawing||Phenomenology: tracing lived
experience through drawing Drawing Research Network Conference
Conveners: TRACEY School Members, Loughborough University
The conference aims to investigate and consider the role of drawing as
a means to explore and trace our lived experience of the world. This
theme relates to a growing area of current research being undertaken
by researchers within the School of the Arts, TRACEY School Members
Group. The research stems from an interest in what many
practitioners/theorists acknowledge as fundamental attributes of
drawing: that it is an intimate and immediate process and medium
capable of recording the trace of the drawer's thoughts and bodily
movements. The act of drawing is said to reduce the space between the
drawer and the drawing, leaving marks on the surface regardless of
erasure, subsequently creating a visible trace of both the process of
making and the drawer's thoughts. The conference aims to discuss and
debate these widely accepted attributes of drawing to question whether
and/or how drawing really can be thought of as phenomenology.
The conference aims to provide a space for discussion, dissemination
and the exchange of knowledge. TRACEY is committed to the promotion of
practice-led research and the interrelationship of theory and
practice. Therefore, the conference schedule includes academic
research papers in the mornings and a series of practical drawing
workshops in the afternoons, to encourage debate and promote thinking
Registration is now open for the conference and can be booked online
by clicking on the link below:
28 September 2017 - Department of Engineering, Cambridge
A one-day executive education event of technology venturing peers
sharing their latest practices on research-product-market fit. What
to expect from the day The Technology Venturing Forum brings together
academics and practitioners with deep interests in turning early-stage
technology into new business. The forum offers a unique opportunity
for participants to learn, in one intensive day, some of the latest
insights and practices on the challenging innovation triad of creating
research-product-market fit. The forum will appeal to decision makers
and professionals from any industry, any company size, and any
Benefits of attending
- Gain the latest insights and practices on key topics from leading
- Build an international network with technology venturing peers and
become part of the community.
- Inspiring and intensive one-day format maximises value for money and
minimises opportunity costs.
Who should attend
- Decision makers who are actively involved in turning early-stage
technology into new business - from any company size, any industry,
and any country.
- Professionals who are supporting technology venturing by
entrepreneurs or managers.
For further information or to book a place, please visit here, or if
you have any queries, please contact Lisa Barnett.
T: +44 (0) 1223 766141 E: [log in to unmask]
16-25 October 2017 - World Design Summit 2017
Some of you may know us, but some of you may not, my name is Maud and
I'm in charge of the communication and partner relationship of the
World Design Summit 2017, 16-25 October in Montreal at Le Palais des
This is the first edition of our international event. The primary
mission of the 2017 World Design Summit (WDS) is to bring together
practitioners of all disciplines, in order to foster cooperation and
communication, provide a platform for professional advancement, and
demonstrate the tremendous power of design and design thinking to
create viable, sustainable solutions to global social and
Our multi faceted event is filled with sessions designed to intersect,
expand and encourage the sharing of knowledge between disciplines.
The Congress, our lineup of keynotes speakers include great minds like
Jan Gehl, Alejandro Aravena, Belinda Tato and much more. Also, learn
from hundreds of your of peers, and watch our speakers share their
ideas on stage at the World Design Summit Congress.
The Expo, join thousands of visitors to discover, touch and witness
design through a multitude of innovations. From smart connected cities
to connected homes to high-tech innovations, a ecting both small
town and urban landscapes, the Expo will showcase what the leading
innovative design solutions have to offer.
The Activities Program, get into the spirit of Montreal! Beyond the
official program of events, the World Design Summit will offer
delegates and design lovers at large opportunities to discover
Montreal design in new and surprising ways.
The Summit Meeting, A 10-year, design-driven international action
plan. For the first time ever, 50 international organizations will
come together to develop a joint Declaration - a position statement
that will identify the unique role, capacities and value of design
and design-related disciplines.
If you are designer who wants to bring change to the world through
design and our mission resonates with you. We would greatly appreciate
your presence as we tackle real issues this October. Who is ready
bring about change in the world?
11 October 2017 - Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy seminar
and doctoral colloquium
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture,
Fashion/Textile FUTURES Research Group.
The Aalto University is organizing a one-day interdisciplinary seminar
aiming to open new views into sustainable fashion in the circular
economy context. New perspectives will be provided, how to see
circularity as a design and business asset based on systems thinking
in the sustainable development context. Furthermore existing business
examples will be provided. International experts will provide the
newest knowledge from design for circular economy and how to use this
knowledge in the fashion and textile sector. The seminar will consist
of presentations, a poster session, an exhibition and networking
Welcome to participate and construct a network of researchers,
designers, practitioners and PhD students from different disciplines
around fashion in a circular economy.
Speakers Professor Kirsi Niinimaeki, Aalto University, Finland
Sustainable Fashion in a Circular Economy; a Need for Systemic Change
Professor Cosette Armstrong, Oklahoma State University, USA: Digital
Collaborative Clothing Consumption and the Circular Economy: A
Professor Ulla Raebild, Design School Kolding, Denmark How to design
garments for a subscription service?
Research Associate Sara Han, Manchester Fashion Institute, UK Circular
Economy Fashion Strategies
Chairman Rolf Heimann, Hessnatur Foundation, Germany Sustainability as
a value driver
Founder and Director Ruari Mahon, Loughlin Joseph, USA Promoting
Circular Economy Practices through Consumer Engagement
Fashion Designer Ina Budde, Design for Circularity, Germany Design for
Circularity - Product and System Innovation for a circular future of
Lecturer Claudia Henninger, University of Manchester, UK Sharing is
caring... or so they say - Exploring the role of ownership and its
implications for swapping in the fashion industry
CEO Ann Runnel, Reserve Resources The Undiscovered Business Potential
of Production Leftovers within Global Fashion Supply Chains: Creating
a Digitally Enhanced Circular Economy.
21-22 September 2017 - MAKING FUTURES CRAFTING A SUSTAINABLE MODERNITY
- TOWARDS A MAKER AESTHETICS OF PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION
Making Futures will be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September
2017 in the magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe house on the River
Tamar opposite the city of Plymouth, Devon, UK.
Making Futures investigates contemporary craft and maker movements as
'change agents' in 21st century society, particularly in relation to
sustainability agendas, social innovation and community regeneration.
Under these circumstances, contemporary craft and creative making find
themselves implicated in a global calling that implies reassessment as
to their possible contributions to issues of industry and work, gender
and leadership, to sustainability, health and pedagogy.
FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AVAILABLE:
The full programme details have been published with a global view of
the entire conference agenda downloadable from 'Programme' and here.
Speaker names, titles and abstracts of all delegate presenters
participating in the three workshops and five thematic sessions are
also available to browse and download under 'Abstracts' and here.
Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar, Yale Center for British Art, USA and
author of, amongst many other significant titles, the impressively
important "The Invention of Craft", will address our core theme by
exploring how craft, as we understand it, is a construct of modernity
and, furthermore, how making skills have occupied pivotal roles
throughout the formation of industrial modernity into the present.
Anthony Tovey, industrial sculptor and model maker has spent his
career as a highly skilled and in-demand industrial sculptor working
in Automotive Design studios as a clay sculptor, from Longbridge to
Torquay to Turin to Tehran, and on projects from an onion dome for a
mosque to a Porsche Boxster. He is currently working with artist Keith
Harrison on his Jerwood Open Forest commission, "Joyride".
Katie Schwab's art practice interweaves personal, social, and
craft-based histories, often drawing from traditions of living, making
and working collectively. Her artworks take the form of installations
of embroidered, woven and printed textiles, ceramic tableware,
furniture and videos, drawing on the bright colours, bold shapes and
abstract forms of twentieth-century modern design.
Sarah Mann, Director of Architecture Design Fashion at the British
Council, will remind us of those Modernity's being forged outside the
blueprint of the 'typical' Western model, in which craft plays
important roles. She will also explore the critical position of women
in these societies, and their association with many craft-based
practices, and the roles they might assume as leaders of progressive
innovation and change.
Dr. Bastian Lange, Founder of Multiplicities-Berlin, University of
Leipzig, is an urban and economic geographer specialising in the
creative industries, and will explore how collaborative maker
communities and their alternative forms produce value as one
expression of creative micro-entrepreneurs and small-scale
designer-makers, to see what lessons might be gleaned from these
KANGHYO LEE - IN PERFORMANCE:
Making Futures will also feature a unique live art performance by
Master Korean Ceramicist Kanghyo LEE. Delegates and visitors to Mount
Edgcumbe park will be able to watch as he hand builds one of his
signature large-scale vessels, finishing with a live slip decoration
performance on Thursday evening. See here
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LAST REMAINING TICKETS AVAILABLE:
We have just released the last batch of remaining conference tickets
for general sale through the Making Futures website under 'Register'.
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16-17 November 2017 - PhD workshop at the Design School Kolding.
The workshop has two elements: research design and research through
design. The first is related to reasoning for selecting a research
method and its relation to your research question. The second is to
relate research through design to general principles of research
The question of research design is central to your PhD: what method
are you choosing to answer the research question? How can you justify
the selection. What are the effects of the chosen method? How valid is
the research design? Allied to that is that many researchers are using
a particular method, research through design, to handle their
inquiries. This seminar will anchor the choice of that particular tool
to the general principles of research and thereby help to create a
clear flow from research question to conclusions.
The programme is intended to provide detailed and close discussion of
participants' work. You will need to provide a general outline of your
project and a detailed text regarding your research design.
Participants will be assigned a colleague who will read and comment on
The seminar is led by Richard Herriott, Assistant Professor,
Industrial Design and there will be a presentation by a guest lecturer
When: November 16th and 17th, 9:00 to 15.30 Where: Design School
Kolding. Room 1.19 ECTS points: 2 Registration deadline is Friday
October 1, 2017. Contact: Christina Stind Rosendahl [log in to unmask]
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