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Design Research News, December 2017


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DESIGN RESEARCH NEWS Volume 22 Number 9, Dec 2017 ISSN 1473-3862
DRS Digital Newsletter      http://www.designresearchsociety.org


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A couple of things to mention this month:

I noted in an online debate some weeks ago that the term 'circular
economy' was unknown to many. This surprised me at the time, but I
realised that though the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is well known in the
UK (Ellen is a national sports hero) its message may not be so well
known internationally. There are two items of news below that relate to
the circular economy, and particularly to design (fashion designers
please note the major report).

I know some readers of DRN also subscribe to the phd-design discussion
list which used to be listed here as a digital service of the Design
Research Society (DRS). Any connection between phd-design and DRS has
now ceased, and Keith Russell and David Durling continue as independent
co-owners of phd-design.

PhD-Design was created in 1998 to discuss and exchange information
about PhDs in design. Over the years it has developed into a forum
populated by many senior scholars in the design research field, with
some of the best debates ranging across all aspects of design research
and beyond. There is a substantial archive of past discussions together
with search tools. I would encourage PhD students and others to make use
of the archive. Subscription is free of charge.
Details of phd-design may be found at:

- David Durling



31 October-3 November 2018 - The City Street3 Conference one month left
for the submission of Abstracts!

The organizing committee of the City Street3 Conference would like to
remind you that there is little time left until the end of the call for

We look forward to your multi-disciplinary contributions with abstracts
for papers or posters, or submissions to the street photography
competition! Kindly check out the 12 tracks to find the suitable
platform for presenting on streets from the perspective of your

For further information, please check the conference website on:
and visit https://sis.ndu.edu.lb/events/CS-III/ to proceed with
registration, abstracts, and/or photograph submissions.

9 February 2018 - Life on the Outskirts: inspiration and interventions
in small creative archives
Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
Call for Papers

The archives of small creative organisations, and small creative
collections within archive settings, offer multiple potential
applications in teaching creative disciplines, developing digital
access, engaging members of the public with a number of issues, as well
as offering potential commercial impacts. In the fast-paced creative
economy, issues of archiving are not always prioritised, with
practitioners instead moving on to the next idea, commission or
opportunity. For this symposium, we are seeking papers that address the
multiple challenges and opportunities faced by small creative archive
collections. Proposed papers could address, but are not limited to,
questions such as:

What constitutes a creative archive?

How can creative archive collections be mobilised to address
educational, commercial, artistic, or public needs? How can we ensure
the preservation and survival of at risk small creative archival
collections? What value is placed on creative archive holdings?

In an era of born digital how are the creative practitioners of the
future preserving their own pasts? What are the best methods for
capturing the collaborative nature of creative processes?

We welcome papers on topics including:

Artistic interventions into creative archives

Innovative education projects within creative archives

Personal archives in creative industries

Physical and digital, material and immaterial creative archives

The commercial mobilisation of small creative archive holdings

Proposals can be submitted in MS Word or PDF format and should be one
side of A4, in a minimum 11pt font size. Please include an author
biography (max. 200 words) as additional sheet. Papers should be 15-20
minutes in length and creative formats are welcome alongside traditional
academic formats. We hope to include a number of the presented papers as
articles in a special edition journal in 2018, so please include a note
at the end of your proposal if you would be interested in publishing
your article with us. For the publication we can only accept original
unpublished work and will need the written papers to be completed by 1st
March 2018 (allowing for minor developments following the symposium).

Proposals should be sent to [log in to unmask] by Monday 1st January 2017
and we will notify applicants of our decisions by Wednesday 10th January

Life on the Outskirts is an AHRC-funded project between the University
of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Helen Storey
Foundation. It seeks to find fresh creativity by revisiting past
practice and uses the Helen Storey Foundation archive as both case study
and inspiration, highlighting a pathway through the creative
opportunities that archives can offer. For more information, see:

If you would like to book a place to attend the (free) symposium, but do
not want to submit a paper, please see:

The Poster - Issue 5.1- Lies, Damn Lies and Alternative Truth


The Poster, the journal of rhetoric in the public sphere, is making a
call for:

- Papers, Artist / Designer Monographs
- Image and Photo Essays
- Reviews
- Opinion Pieces: from a variety of subject areas and interdisciplinary

With the aim of developing 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
'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.

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 idea.

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 issues 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
issues 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 editions 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).


Initial Abstracts/Statements of Intent (250 words) due Friday 15th of
December 2017.

Selected contributors will be informed in the following week. Full
manuscripts due Monday 19th of February 2018.

27-29 June 2018 - Generosity

call for abstracts

Generosity is the fourth in a series of academic conferences held at the
Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, following Primitive,
Quality and Economy, and is organised by Dr Mhairi McVicar, Dr Ed Green,
Dr Charles Drozynski, Michael Corr, Professor Stephen Kite, and Zoe

Abstracts of 300 words for a 20 minute presentation, a 3-minute film, or
a workshop are invited on any topic related to themes of Generosity in
architecture or related fields, and should be submitted for refereeing
by 15 January 2018 to the email [log in to unmask] using the
template provided on the website.

We invite contributions from academics and creative practitioners.
Authors will be notified of selection by 12 February 2018.

Following previous WSA conference publications Primitive, Quality, and
Economy, we aim to publish an edited book of selected papers following
the conference as well as a selection of papers in the Cambridge
University Press journal Architecture Research Quarterly.

A drinks reception will be held on the night of Wednesday 27 June and a
conference dinner on Thursday 28 June. These will be included in the
conference fee of GBP295. A reduced fee of GBP260 applies if payment is
received by 31 March 2018.


20-23 September 2018 - Transforming Design, Production and Consumption
for a Circular Economy

Hosted by the China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development,
University of South Australia, Adelaide


Over the last two decades, much effort has gone into developing
strategies to reduce waste and emissions in products, systems and the
urban environment. Accelerating rates of consumption and discard,
however, continue to undermine many of these larger efforts. It is clear
that we need new systems-based approaches to reduce rising levels of
resource consumption and energy use in order to implement a more
equitable and environmentally sustainable society and economy. Building
upon the experience of the first conference,Unmaking Waste: Transforming
Production and Consumption in Time and Place (May 2015), Unmaking Waste
2018 will address the following themes from a similarly
multidisciplinary perspective:

1. Eco-Design and Development:

Designing and managing objects, buildings, precincts and systems to
reduce resource and energy use, and increase environmental and human

2. Sustainable Consumption:
Transforming consumption and service provision, including marketing, to
better suit a resource-constrained, environmentally challenged world.

3. Waste Minimization:
Reducing waste and pollution at all scales, in all domains and
activities, and transforming waste and pollution into states of greater
value for reuse.

4. Circular Economy:
Optimizing social, material and economic relations to further the goals
of the Circular Economy, including product and environment
life-extension, reuse and repair.

Call for Abstracts (Deadline: December 15, 2017)

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, and address the purpose,
methods, and implications of the work to be presented. They should
include a proposed title, and nominate one or more of the above themes
that seem most relevant to the subject. All abstracts, conference
presentations and full papers must be in English. Abstracts must be
received no later than 5pm, December 15, 2017. All abstracts will be
peer-reviewed and all submissions will receive a written response with
feedback from the Conference Organising Committee by February 2nd, 2018.
The authors of successful abstracts will then be invited to submit their
full papers for review by May 4th, 2018.

Full papers will be double-blind peer reviewed, and returned to their
authors for revision before June 8th, 2018. Papers that are accepted, or
accepted pending revision, will have until July 30th 2018, for
completion. The full accepted, corrected papers will be published online
in time for the conference. It is anticipated that a selection of these
papers will be published in an edited book or special issue of a
journal. More details on this will be available on the conference
website when they come to hand.

Please send titles, abstracts, with nominated theme(s) and a separate
short author bio in a word file to [log in to unmask] no later
than December 15th, 2017.

Artifact: Journal of Design Practice:

Journal of Design, Business & Society:

International Journal of Food
Design: https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=246/

Call for papers for the FOURTH Issue of the scholarly journal Dialectic

Are the glasses half-empty or half-full?:

What types of future do you envision for design education, research and
the practices they affect? Why?

Authors are invited to submit works for possible publication in the
FOURTH issue of Dialectic, a peer-reviewed, refereed, scholarly journal
devoted to the critical and creative examination of issues that affect
design education, research, and inquiry. Michigan Publishing, the hub of
scholarly publishing at the University of Michigan, is publishing
Dialectic biannually on behalf of the AIGA Design Educators Community
(DEC). The fourth issue will be published between July 15 and September
15, 2018. The deadline for full versions of papers and visual narratives
written and/or designed that meet Dialectic Issue 04s categorical
descriptions (see below) is: 5:00 pm CDT, January 25, 2018.

Dialectics URL (all content is openly accessible; all articles may be
downloaded as .pdfs):


Dialectics fourth issue will be structured so that it is comprised of
two contrasting but complementary halves, and will be published in a
do-si-do (back-to-back) format. This means that our fourth issue will
actually have two front covers and no back cover, and that each half of
this issue will deliver content that is thematically guided, or framed,
by its own distinct, overarching approach. Both of these approaches are
unified in that they call for contributors to articulate their
particular visionsor facets of visionsfor the future of design
education, professional practice, research, or confluences between
these. Specifically, we are seeking to publish papers and visual
narratives that either locate themselves in a dystopian or a utopian
future for design, and the worlds that design affects and is affected

More simply put, we ask those who submit content for possible
publication in Dialectics fourth issue to ask themselves what type of
future they envision for design, or aspects of it: one rooted in a Star
Wars: Return of the Jedi prognosis, or one fated to fulfill a Blade
Runner: 2049 destiny? Heads up or tails down? What if people who know
how to design cool identity marks and the branding systems they populate
will soon be replaced by robots? What if people who know how to design
cool identify marks will soon be paid their weight in gold every time
one of their creations is published in CA, Print, Creative Review, or

Dialectics Editorial Board suggests that potential authors and visual
narrative creators re: Issue 04 begin their thought processes by reading
the AIGAs recent publication The Designer of 2025, which succinctly
describes seven trends [and competencies] with long arcs likely to
continue into the future:


Authors and visual narrative creators planning to contribute to our
fourth issue are reminded that each submission to Dialectic should be
framed in one of the following submission types:

original visual essays/visually based narratives/visual storytelling

research papers

long-form case study reports/case series reports

position papers

criticism of designed artifacts, systems, and processes

reviews of books, exhibitions, and conferences

survey papers

theoretical speculations

Each piece that Dialectic will publish must be based on fundamentally
sound scholarship and inquiry, written or designed so that is broadly
accessible, and focused on topics relevant to its audiences.

Dialectics web address for submissions:

Questions to shape submissions for possible publication in Dialectic
Issue 04 The fourth issue of Dialectic seeks papers and visual
narratives that would be of interest to a diverse audience of design
educators and practitioners. The following array of example
promptsinformed within either dystopian or utopian frameworkshave been
provided to guide potential authors approaches to preparing their

Dystopian: Is it possible, or probable, that design will ultimately
suffer the same diminished state as other professions that are being
routinized and supplanted by increasingly sophisticated A.I. and/or
algorithmic application? The effects are already being felt in mid-level
management activities, civil law practices, and diagnostic medicine.

Utopian: As the work of designers becomes more systemically complex, how
will the abilities of individual designers and design teams to assert
their unique, creative contributions to these types of projects ensure
that human-centered design processes will positively affect an
ever-broader array of social, cultural and economic initiatives?

Dystopian: If design were subsumed more fully into business models that
privilege best practices over idiosyncratic creativity, of what value
would designers be, and, by extension, design education in its most
widespread aesthetic/communicative forms?

Utopian: How will design continue to build on and leverage its extant
model of decision-making predominantly guided by the tacitly
constructed, expert-knowledge of design practitioners across newly
created business models that integrate understandings from diverse
groups of contributors and stakeholders?

Dystopian: Should the question be asked: are we graduating too many
designers? If we are moving forward into a more automated creative
landscape, is the optimal balance between supply and demand a third of
current graduates, or half, or even less?

Utopian: How should various types of design programs, and the academies
and universities within which they are located, expand their capacities
to graduate more than the roughly 40,000 degree recipients they
currently do (in the U.S.) to meet the demands of a rapidly
diversifying, hyper-globalized set of market systems and communities?

Dystopian: Is design sowing the seeds of its irrelevancy by creating
robust, creative digital platforms and tools for non-designers? Will
this transcription of tacit knowledge into embedded software activities
empower others at the expense of design practice as it exists today?

Utopian: How should design develop and sustain the use of robust,
creative digital platforms and tools with and on behalf of people who do
not possess knowledge of design, but who could derive benefit from
gaining this knowledge? How could the introduction of these platforms
and tools increase opportunities for designers to work effectively
across disciplines, and to empower themselves by gaining knowledge from
areas outside design?

Dystopian: Given that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 0
to 1% growth rate for traditional graphic design positions through 2024,
how should design education programs be altered to prepare students for
positions in areaslike networked communications and software
developmentthat offer much higher growth rates across their employment

Utopian: How should emerging and established designers evolve their
learning processes to allow them to invent and utilize technologies that
read and respond to what people do in real-time across data-laden

Dystopian: How should approaches to design education be altered to
remain relevant in university settings where its influence is being lost
to or co-opted by other disciplines?

Utopian: How can researchby design, for design, through designhelp
design students and professionals expand the scope of the good that
design can do in specific, less-than-desirable, social, technological,
economic, environmental and public policy situations in the world?

Dystopian: Like students studying in many other disciplines across
contemporary academic environments, design students may well have to
change career paths many times over a 50+ year span of time. Given the
fact that most university-level design curricula do NOT prepare students
for this eventuality, how should design education be facilitated to
address this reality, and where should it be located in or between the
university and professional communities?

Utopian: How might design professionals best augment their store of
knowledge to effectively address the complex, system- and
community-based design challenges of the future, especially those that
require interdisciplinary collaboration? How should todays design
students be prepared for these types of challenges?

(AGAIN): Dialectics web address for submissions:

Submitters are hereby advised to peruse the contents of the entire
Dialectic website to ensure that their submissions meet ALL of
Dialectics criteria for publication BEFORE they submit work for
consideration. Reading the rest of this communiqu CAREFULLY and
THOROUGHLY is also encouraged.

All submissions to Dialectic MUST be made through the Submittable
website hosted by Michigan Publishing listed above. Please DO NOT
attempt to send any type of submission as an e-mail attachment to any of
Dialectics Editorial Board members, its Producer, its AIGA DEC liaisons,
or members of its Advisory Committee. Instructions for formatting ALL
types of submissions are embedded (per category) in this submittable
website. Submissions that are NOT formatted according to these
instructions will be rejected. All submissions must be created in
keeping with the editorial policy of Dialectic, which is articulated
here: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/policies-guidelines.

Dialectic will publish visual essays/narratives and papers that satisfy
the following categorical descriptions (please note that word counts may
not be exceeded):

Original visual essays/visually based narratives/visual storytelling:
Dialectic invites submissions from designers or teams of designers that
are comprised primarily or solely of imagery (photography and/or
illustrations), typographic structures, type-as-image, or some
combination of these that visually communicate one or more types of
narrative/storytelling. The logistical criteria specified in the
Illustrations, Graphics, and Photos section of the 2016-17 Submissions
Guidelines for Dialectic document must be met (re: image resolutions,
physical sizes, bleeds, etc.), and submissions that are assessed by the
Editorial Board and/or external reviewers to be visually compelling and
conceptually provocative will be considered for publication, pending the
availability of page space in a given issue.

Research papers (3,000 to 4,500 words): These articles will recount how
designers and design teams identified a situation that was problematic,
formulated and operated research to understand the various factors,
conditions and people involved that were affecting the situation, and
then used their analysis of the data gathered from this research to
guide design decision-making toward improving this situation. This type
of writing should be grounded in evidentiary processes, and should
clearly explicate a hypothesis, as well as posit and support a
methodology and some form of a measurable data set.

Long-form case study reports or case series reports (3,000 to 4,500
words): These articles will describe how a particular person, group,
project, event, experience or situation has been studied and analyzed,
using one or more methods, during a specific span of time. These
contributions should posit insights that exist as logical subsets of a
larger category, and that are at least tangentially generalizable to the
category. A case series report collectively describes how a group of
individuals have responded to a particular type of treatment, experience
or interaction. They can be used to help analyze and assess the
responses of a cross-section of individual users to one or more
iterations of an interface design, or an environmental graphics or
wayfinding system, or a series of data visualizations.

Position papers (2,000 to 3,000 words): These essays will present the
readership of Dialectic with an opinionof the author, or of a specified
group of people or organizationabout an issue or set of issues in a way
or ways that make particular values and the belief systems that guide
them known.

Design criticism (as long-form essays of between 2,000 and 3,000 words):
The goal of these pieces is to critically analyze design
decision-making, and the affects that making and using what has been
designed have on the operation and evolution of social, technological,
economic, environmental and political systems.

Reviews of books, exhibitions, conferences, etc. (750 to 1,500 words):
These shorter articles are written to critically analyze the efficacy of
the structure, content, style, and relative merit of their particular
subjects in ways that combine the authors personal reactions and
arguments to it with his/her assessment of how effectively it fulfilled
or failed in its purpose.

Survey papers (2,000 to 3,000 words): These pieces are written to
clearly summarize, organize, and analyze a select, topical grouping of
scholarly articles, research papers, or case studies in a way that
integrates and adds to the understanding of the work in a given
discipline or field of study.

Theoretical speculations (3,000 to 4,500 words): These contributions
will consist of attempts by their authors to explain a particular
phenomenon, set of circumstances, or situational construct based on
their ability to utilize observations rather than hard evidence to fuel
speculative thoughts and suppositions. These contributions should be
grounded in a viable paradigm, or use theory as a viable justification
for what has been observed, and should be internally coherent and
advance logical conclusions.

Editorial responses from Dialectic readers (750 to 1,200 words):
Dialectic encourages its readers to submit critical responses to
specific articles, editorials, or visual pieces that have been published
in previous issues. Authors are also welcome to bring any issues that
they believe are pertinent to the attention of Dialectics readership.
Editorial commentary relative to specific published articles and pieces
will be sent to their author(s) so they can respond.

Important dates:

Deadline for full versions of papers written that meet Dialectic Issue
04s categorical descriptions is: 5:00 pm CST, January 25, 2018

Dialectic Issue 04 published: July 15September 15, 2018

Dialectic: a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and
practice in the discipline of visual communication design published by
the AIGA DEC (Design Educators Community) and Michigan Publishing



DESIGNERS. Please note that selected papers for the symposium will be
also published on our Multidisciplinary Design Research website.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 26th Jan. 2018
Registration Date: 1st Mar. 2018
Place: Avenue Campus - The University of Northampton - Northampton NN2

Academics, creative practitioners and researchers are invited to submit
200 words abstract for a twenty minutes paper presentation about their
views on Multidisciplinary Design. Focus of paper presentations are
encouraged to be about your personal experience and/or view on one of
the following:

- The benefits of multidisciplinary design in academic contexts;
research or teaching and learning multidisciplinary design.

- The benefits of multidisciplinary design in professional context;
working with others towards corporate aims using multidisciplinary

- The distinctions between creative disciplines in industry and/or

- The blurred boundaries between creative disciplines in industry and/or

Please note that points of focus are not limited to the above. You are
welcome to submit your own preference of focus on the subject.
Presentations can include creative output i.e. personal or contextual
creative practice, posters, videos, designs, multimedia projects, etc.

For full details please see https://www.mddresearch.co.uk/ or email


The ModaPalavra e-periodical Journal makes the call for unpublished
scientific research papers known publicly until January 30th, 2017 in
order to compose the thematic dossier Trends Studies and Fashion

Trends Studies are an emerging transdisciplinary discipline that
aggregates a set of skills, underlining the perspectives of the study of
culture, sociology, cultural management, marketing and design.
Nevertheless, the relationships between Trends Studies and Fashion is
still relatively unexplored and it is important to develop the
articulations between both, solidifying the concepts of trends and
fashion. Mindset trends, reflecting the spirit of time, have the
potential to affect many sectors, and groups of individuals, through the
various creative signals that emerge and change practices and
representations. Fashion, as a system of massification of behaviors,
addresses many of these signals and assigns them a specific evolution

On the other hand, Fashion Branding not only undergoes changes, fruit of
the new sociocultural dynamics, but it is also an object of new mindsets
and perspectives on the fashion system. Fashion Branding represents
today a growing discipline that seeks to manage complex identity
narratives and consumption patterns, which require new practices and
perspectives on the management of a fashion brand, as well as a
reflection of Brand Language as a vehicle between the brand and its
public(s). It is important to consider that Fashion Branding has
specificities that require a conceptual reflection capable of
translating them into proper strategies and actions for the sector.

In this sense, the present dossier seeks works of fundamental or applied
research capable of deepening the concepts and the practices, as well as
provoking a debate on these themes, according to several perspectives
and areas of knowledge. We encourage the submission of articles that
work on Trends Studies and Branding in their close relationship with
Fashion, considering the following topics:

- Articulations between Trends Studies and Fashion;

- New approaches in Fashion Branding;

- Fashion and/or Trends Theory;

- Fashion Design and Branding;

- Brand Language in Fashion Brands;

- The impact of Trend Studies on Fashion Design;

- Fashion Communication and Branding;

- Style and Taste Trends;

- Cultural Branding and Fashion;

- Narratives of Fashion Brands;

- Branding and Consumer Culture in Fashion;

- Urban tribes and Fashion Branding.

Submissions: until 31 January, 2018
Publish: July, 2018

For the regular evaluation process, the articles must be strictly within
the norms of the journal and submitted directly to the SEER platform


Strategic Design Research Journal Special Issue

Vol. 11, n. 3 (Sept-Dec 2018), Strategic Design Research Journal Special


Autonoma | Design strategies for enabling design process

Guest editors: Chiara Del Gaudio, Andrea Botero and Alfredo Gutierrez

We have been able to make some changes to the schedule of the special
issue in order to accommodate several inquires and overlapping
deadlines. We want to confirm that the new deadline for contributions
(Full papers) is now due 15.12. Looking forward to your submissions.

SDRJ / Autonoma | Design strategies for enabling design process

Complete call:


Swiss Design Network conference Beyond Change

Looking for initiatives seeking to change the design discipline from

On the occasion of the Swiss Design Network conference Beyond Change:
questioning the role of design in global transformation, we are
compiling a list of design platforms and initiatives that seek to expose
the social, political, cultural, economic and environmental impact of
design, revealing its complicity in creating, perpetuating, or
intensifying problems, with the aim of formulating new strategies to
overcome these challenges.

We are searching for initiatives that critically investigate the
politics of design practice, as well as the politics of the artefacts,
systems and practices produced by designerly activity  in short,
platforms which are problematizing the role of design from within the
discipline itself. This could include (but is not limited to)
initiatives that seek to decolonize, depatriarchalize and deprecarize
the design field in general; develop self-critical alternatives to
design education; promote sustainable modes of design practice; or
expose the labour conditions and ecological impact of design-related

Our aim of creating a list of such initiatives is to provide a global
overview of the ongoing changes in the critical understanding of design,
as well as to foster an intersection between parallel and complementary
initiatives. The resulting compilation will be presented through an
online open source document, as well as, possibly, in the form of a
printed map to be published during the conference.

Do you know any such initiative(s)? Please write us at
[log in to unmask] until December 15, 2017. The resulting
collection will be published on the occasion of the conference Beyond
Change and made available online as an open resource.


Run by SURFACE for more information visit:

Call for papers for DEL 2018: Edge Effects - Exploring zones of
transition in teaching and making. DEL 2018 will be hosted by the School
for the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University, Toronto,

Submission deadline: March 15 2018. Edge Effects

Edges are good places for looking in many directions to scrutinize and
try to understand the world around us William Cronon, Edge Effects blog

The edge effect is an ecological concept that describes biological
interactions happening on the boundaries of two overlapping ecosystems.
Species from both ecosystems live alongside one another, as well as
unique species that arent found in either. The unique species are
specially adapted to the conditions of the transition zone between the
two edges. Many species seek out edges because they offer simultaneous
access to multiple environments, and a greater richness in habitat. In
art and design, working at the edges of ideas or practices, often in
spaces between disciplines, ways of knowing and bodies of knowledge, can
be very fruitful. It can provide new insights, allow us to challenge
conventions, and rethink our engagement with the world around us.

For DEL 2018, we offer the metaphor of edge effects as a provocation to
explore zones of transition where technologies, disciplines, ways of
knowing and bodies of knowledge overlap, producing adaptation,
hybridity, transition and transformation.

Suggested areas of enquiry exploring edge effects across various
terrains include:

from analogue to digital and back

relations between criticality, activism, art, and design

inter-, multi-, trans-, disciplinarity teaching and practice

bridging differences across age, race, culture, language, and borders

alternative, activist and critical games

shared narratives, cultures, and traditions

Academic, cultural, industry collaboration and partnerships

These suggested areas of enquiry will form tracks for the conference.
However, if you have other edge effects you would like to explore, we
are open to new areas of enquiry.

Submission formats

DEL encourages different modes of engagement through a range of
submission formats meant to facilitate interaction and dialogue amongst
conference participants:

Paper presentations

You may wish to present individual or collaborative research, creative
practice, teaching case studies and project documentation engaging one
more edge effect. Presenters a will have chance to speak for 15 minutes
followed by 15 minutes of discussion. Consider concluding your
presentation with questions that will foster interaction, dialogue and

Panel proposals

We invite panel proposals made up of individual presenters (minimum two
or three) addressing a specific area of enquiry from different
perspectives, or a collaborative project presented in the form of a
roundtable discussion. Panels are scheduled for 45 minutes including
time for Q&A. The emphasis again is on fostering interaction,
conversation and dialogue.

Micro teach/micro make

This format is an opportunity to take a playful, creative approach to
teaching, making or demonstrating something in 5 minutes. You can use an
object, image, text or other materials. Surprise us!


Workshops provide an opportunity for hands-on exploration and/or problem
solving. They can be organized around a core challenge that participants
come together to work on, or around a tool, platform, or concept.
Workshops are scheduled for 45 minutes and should be highly

About DEL

DEL is a partnership with The New School, Teaching and Learning Exchange
at University of the Arts London (UAL), Penn State University and Texas
State University.

For enquiries please contact Claudia Roeschmann: [log in to unmask]

18-20 June 2018 - PhD Special Seminar

PhD Special Seminar: unfolding a proof of concept is a seminar dedicated
to PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers within the ServDes
Conference, Politecnico di Milano.


In connection with the ServDes 2018 conference, this 3-hour seminar aims
to be a day of reflection to further discussion on the topics launched
by the conference, with research questions from the participants as a
starting point. It is a space to reflect on the different nuances that
guide service design research and to produce elements to spark
discussions during the conference. Furthermore, it seeks to strengthen
the growing international community around the Service Design

- Are you applying to the ServDes 2018 Conference with a paper?
- Are you joining the ServDes 2018 Conference as an attendee?
- Are you a PhD candidate willing to further your research reflection
around the conference topics with your peers?
- Join us in the PhD Special Seminar, a dedicated 3-hour seminar within
the ServDes Conference!

To download the full call for applications

Key dates

November 2017: Launch of the PhD Special Seminar: unfolding a proof of
concept call
January 29th, 2018: Deadline for all applications to PhD Special
Seminar: unfolding a proof of concept
February 19th, 2018: Notification of acceptance
June 18th, 2018: Seminar day


The call addresses PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers (with a
PhD Degree) from across the Service Design discipline.


If you need further clarification, please write to
[log in to unmask]

4-5 July 2018 - Creativity, Knowledge, Cities

Hosted by the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol


For over twenty years, creativity has been hailed as a panacea for
challenges as diverse as economic growth, urban regeneration, social
cohesion and wellbeing. However, since the crash of 2008, it seems that
there is no creative transformation of the economy on offer. The promise
of digital has dissolved in the monopolisation of attention by companies
like Google and Facebook. The gig economy has exploited the promise of
technology by supporting precarity and unstable working conditions
whilst arts and cultural infrastructure continue to face excessive cuts
in the face of austerity. And yet, alternatives to capitalism continue
to be cultivated through emancipatory network cultures, platforms of
co-operation, and other creative practices geared towards generating
radical social innovation.

Under these conditions, we argue that universities have become key
brokers in the development of regional cultural clusters and networks.
As well as talent pipelines for the creative sector, they offer
knowledge, money, brokerage, and stability to dynamic creative sectors.
In light of their third mission, universities are becoming enmeshed in
more intimate relationships with creative and cultural industry
partners, raising key questions. Who are the winners and losers in these
new cultural sector-university relationships? What happens when arts
organisations see universities as key investors? What policy directions
can we develop that move us away from uncritical advocacy to critical
engagement? How could the university intervene to support placemaking
that is inclusive, anti-austerity, pro-enterprise, and encourages a
common space to share knowledge, experience and skills?

Creativity, Knowledge, Citiesinvites academics, activists, and
practitioners to contribute to critical and productive dialogue around
these tensions. Sessions will be programmed as provocative panels
organised around contrasting perspectives, followed by space for

Abstracts due Friday, 2 February, 2018.


Special issue: International Journal of Design

"Alive. Active. Adaptive: Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials


Call for Participation for the next AIGA DEC Conference, [MAKE], has
been extended to 22 December 2017.

All the details about the call and how you can submit a proposal can be
found on the conference website at: decconference.aiga.org

[MAKE] will take place at the Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
http://herron.iupui.edu/ in Indianapolis from 79 June 2018. The
conference organizers seek to establish a space for our design community
to explore the full complexity of making and its applications within
todays contexts. The discussion will be divided into four themes: Make
[community], Make [curriculum], Make [form], and Make [experience].

Details about each of these themes can be found in the call.

From the call:

For many designers, being labeled a maker may be perceived as a slight.
However, we know that designers sit at a unique intersection of the arts
and social sciences where making serves as a distinct asset to our
process. Whether organizing a community, planning new healthcare
services, building a website, or speculating on the future, designers
have an inherent drive to make as a way to facilitate solutions.

This discussion is especially relevant as the AIGA Designer 2025 Trends
are disseminated through our community. The role of making inside many
of these trends challenges our traditional notions of the activity and
ask us to rethink the role of the designer in an evolving paradigm.
Authors are encouraged to frame their work in context with the Designer
2025 Trends.

If you have any questions about the call or your submission, please send
an email to [log in to unmask]


DIS 2018: Call for Pictorials

We are pleased to announce that Pictorials accepted submissions will be
included in the proceedings of DIS 2018 and will considered archival
publicationsthat is, they will be similarly reviewed and will stand as
the same quality of contribution as technical program papers and short
papers (or notes). The deadline for DIS 2018 PICTORIALS is January 8
2018, which is the same deadline as the papers and notes deadline.
Pictorials should be submitted via PCS

(the same as papers and notes are,
https://precisionconference.com/~sigchi/ ).

PCS is now open for Pictorials submissions. More information can be
found at:



January 8, 2018: Final Submission. The submission system closes at 23:59
March 5, 2018: Author Notification
March 28 2018: Camera ready due


As design perspectives have increasingly become integrated in HCI
practice and research, new opportunities are needed to communicate
design practices, processes, products and artifacts to the HCI
community. The DIS 2018 Pictorials track builds on the success of the
Pictorials track in DIS from 2014-2017, and the recent addition of
Pictorials in the Creativity and Cognition 2017 conference. Pictorials
are papers and essays in which the visual components (e.g. diagrams,
sketches, illustrations, renderings, photographs, annotated photographs,
collages) are at least as important and possibly more important than the
texts. In Pictorials, production value and visual quality matters.
Pictorials may have a practical or theoretical nature or both. Through
DIS Pictorials, design practitioners in academia, industry, non-profits,
or collectives are encouraged to express and unpack their design
practices and projects in rich, heavily visual ways. This format will
help foster discussions among authors, conference attendees and the
wider community through the sharing of methods, insights and lessons
learned from engaging in the design of interactive systems and

We welcome submissions related to the design of interactive systems as
well as the conference theme of Diversity and Design. Rather than
constrain what is submitted, we invite you to submit a wide variety of
work at the intersection of visual design and HCI or interaction design.
Submissions will be judged on their merits as visual forms, meanings,
and relevance to HCI or interaction design. You may include video in the
supplemental materials, but you should represent the content of such
videos in the print form pictorial document in a manner that permits the
print form to stand alone.

Pictorials are expected to be original work created specifically for the
pictorials track. Expect the track to be competitive and submit your
best work. Expect an acceptance rate of around 20-25%. Please do not
submit work you have submitted elsewhere with a few images added. Doing
so may violate simultaneous submission rules. You may submit previously
published work to which you have added significant visual content,
provided only that such work is clearly and prominently attributed as
such in a footnote to the title with a clear description of what the
pictorial adds. In this last case, at least 30% of the material must be
new, per ACM rules. You must be the author and copyright holder of all
materials you submit, particularly all visual materials. Submitted work
must comply with ACM policies.


Pictorials should be submitted in the DIS 2018 Extended Abstract Format
and not exceed 12 pages, excluding references. The first page of the
submission should include the submissions title, author(s) and their
affiliation(s) (leave blank for double blind review), and a written
abstract of no more than 100 words succinctly describing the background
and context of the pictorial as well as its contribution to the DIS
community. Further written parts known from other conference formats
such as Introduction, Conclusion, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and
References are optional. The main part of the submission should be an
annotated visual composition and we encourage submissions to use the
Extended Abstract format creativelysee the DIS pictorials example


All submissions should be anonymous and submitted via the DIS 2018 PCS

Review and Selection

Double Blind-review submissions are juried by the DIS Pictorials program
committee, recruited from academia and industry by the chairs of the
format. Accepted DIS Pictorials will be distributed by the conference
and in the ACM Digital Library where they will remain accessible to
researchers and practitioners worldwide. Authors will be expected to
attend the conference and will be assigned a time and location to
present accepted submission to conference attendees.

Pictorial Chairs

Jung-Joo Lee, National University of Singapore
Laura Devendorf, University of Colorado Boulder
Tom Jenkins, Georgia Tech

You can contact the chairs by emailing [log in to unmask]


Pictorials from previous DIS conferences are available from ACM Library.

Here are excellent pictorials from prior years:

Eli Blevis. 2014. Stillness and motion, meaning and form. In Proceedings
of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS '14). ACM,
New York, NY, USA, 493-502. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2598510.2602963

Audrey Desjardins, Ron Wakkary, and William Odom. 2016. Behind the Lens:
A Visual Exploration of Epistemological Commitments in HCI Research on
the Home. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing
Interactive Systems (DIS '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 360-376. DOI:

Elvin Karana, Elisa Giaccardi, Niels Stamhuis, and Jasper Goossensen.
2016. The Tuning of Materials: A Designer's Journey. In Proceedings of
the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '16). ACM,
New York, NY, USA, 619-631. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2901790.2901909

Heather McKinnon. 2016. Finding Design Value in Modern Mundanity. In
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
(DIS '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1059-1071. DOI:

Thomas Dykes, Jayne Wallace, Mark Blythe, and James Thomas. 2016. Paper
Street View: A Guided Tour of Design and Making Using Comics. In
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
(DIS '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 334-346. DOI:

Pauline Gourlet and Thierry Dass. 2017. Cairn: A Tangible Apparatus for
Situated Data Collection, Visualization and Analysis. In Proceedings of
the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17). ACM, New
York, NY, USA, 247-258. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3064663.3064794

NEW Call for papers - Ireland's Design Journal (ITERATIONS - Issue 7)

Iterations design research and practice review is now open for
submissions (closing the 31st January 2018).

Submit here: http://iterations.ie/call-for-articles/

The theme:
From insight to impact: Designing for growth
- In business
- In self
- In society

From insight to impact in business

New reports link design to economic value, increased performance and
innovation. This track looks for best in class examples, reflections on
practice, and theoretical discussion illustrating noteworthy approaches
in design applied in small, medium and large organisations. In
particular we welcome contributions that inform cause and effect models,
analysis, or wider commentary around design in business.

From insight to impact in self

In today's fast moving world there are new challenges when maintaining
personal health and wellbeing. This track looks for reflections,
examples and theoretical discussion in exploring the role of design in
navigating life. In particular we welcome contributions that inform
analysis or wider commentary around design for the individual.

From insight to impact in society

Today's society is fast evolving and changing. This track looks to
explore the role for design in impacting identity, policy, systems and
services for the good of society. In particular we welcome contributions
that inform analysis or wider commentary around design for society.

We encourage contributions from academics, individuals and industries
that demonstrate the role of design in delivering real impact. We are
particularly interested in academic articles, non-academic discussion
papers, research articles, action research, design process commentary
and position papers will also be considered as per previous issues.

Submissions may include:

1. Full research papers for peer review (6-8 pages: 6 page article
requires 3000-3300 words, 8 page article requires 4000-4500)
2. Position papers (up to 1500 words)
3. Reflections on practice focused on design projects or process (Use
full paper and commentary articles as a guide to wordcount)
4. Single page A4 Portrait - Practice, creative work, infographics,
visual essay, illustration, etc.
5. Commentary, Opinion (up to 1500 words)
6. Interviews (up to 1500 words)

Key Dates

Deadline for receipt of articles: 31st January 2018
Blind peer review deadline: 23rd February 2018
Approval of articles from editorial board: Week 15th March 2018
Date of publication: June 2018

If you have any queries please contact the editorial team.




PhD piracy

A researcher has taken a Dutch university to the country's Institute for
Human Rights for not allowing him to defend his PhD dressed as a pirate.


18-21 March 2018 - Studios to be hosted at the TEI'18 Conference in
Stockholm, Sweden

We are happy to announce that we will host eight unique Studios at the
TEI18 Conference, which will take place between 18-21 March 2018, in
Stockholm, Sweden.

The Studios will provide new and enriching perspectives on the field of
tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction by combining the hands-on
with the academic:

S1: Designing eTextiles for the Body: Shape, Volume & Motion
Organized by Rachel Freire, Paul Strohmeier, Cedric Honnet, Jarrod
Knibbe, Sophia Brueckner

S2: Sociomateriality: Infrastructuring and Appropriation of Artifacts
Organized by Tom Jenkins, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Karey Helms, Ludvig
Elblaus, Nicolai B. Hansen

S3: Deformable Controllers: Fabrication and Design to Promote Novel Hand
Gestural Interaction Mechanisms
Organized by Victor Cheung, Alexander K. Eady, Audrey Girouard

S4: Kinetic Body Extensions for Social Interactions
Organized by Kate Hartman, Boris Kourtoukov, Erin Lewis

S5: Internet of Tangibles: Exploring the Interaction-Attention Continuum
Organized by Leonardo Angelini, Elena Mugellini, Omar Abou Khaled,
Nadine Couture, Elise van den Hoven, Saskia Bakker

S6: Tracking Well-Being  Design Explorations Through Object Theatre
Organized by Andreas Heiberg Skouby, Merja Ryppy, Robb Mitchell

S7: Embodied Interaction with the Raspberry Pi using the HappyBrackets
Organized by Sam Ferguson, Oliver Bown

S8: Soma-based design for the skeptics
Organized by Ambra Trotto, Caroline Hummels, Thecla Schiphorst

Visit the TEI18 webpage for more details and for Studio registration:

Early bird registration for the TEI'18 Conference ends on 22/12/17 and
regular registration ends on 28/2/18.

For further questions regarding TEI'18 Studios send an email to:
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Constructivist Foundations

Missing the Woods for the Trees: Neglected Aspects of Francisco Varela's
Work - a special issue of Constructivist Foundations 13(1) has been

The latest issue of the AHCI journal Constructivist Foundations has been
published. To access the full articles for free visit

P.S. Have also a look at the Constructivist E-Paper Archive at
CEPA.INFO, the most comprehensive and personalized bibliography and full
text archive of constructivist literature where you can find full texts,
create annotations and reading lists, and add your own publications.

Constructivist FoundationsFor the diary 2019...

9-12 July 2019 - DRS LearnXDesign 2019

5th International Conference for Design Education Researchers
Theme: Insider Knowledge
METU - Middle East Technical University


More details to follow.
Constructivist FoundationsSciences du Design  06  Design & Health

The issue 06 of Sciences du Design
http://www.sciences-du-design.org/en , the French language
international design research journal is out (published November 22). It
is a special issue about "Design & Health":

As usual, the section Visualisation http://visu.sciences-du-design.org/
of the journal is published in Open Access through the kind permission
of Presses Universitaires de France. In this current issue 06, "Versus
0.02 [gridiron]" artistically interprets the game data of the 60 minute
football game into 3D printed depictions that visually condense the game
into a single frame : http://visu.sciences-du-design.org/25.html.
Although our journal is in French, this unique section Visualisation
also welcomes English-based research contributions in visual and graphic
form. In order to submit your work for next issues, please check here:


New discussion list - DIGITAL-MANUFACTURING

Digital Manufacturing

Digital Manufacturing, Digital Engineering, Industry 4.0, Smart Product
and Manufacturing, Digitisation, digitalisation


Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney launch 'A new textiles economy:
Redesigning fashions future' in London

'A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashions future'

Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney launchA new textiles economy:
Redesigning fashion's future

Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney co-hosted the launch in London of
the Foundations latest report,A new textiles economy: Redesigning
fashion's future.The report, created by the Circular Fibres Initiative,
which launched in May, calls on the fashion industry to adopt anew
vision and ambition level and create cross industry collaborations to
achieve it.

Download the report


"Todays textile industry is built on an outdated linear,
take-make-dispose model and is hugely wasteful and polluting. The Ellen
MacArthur Foundations report A new textiles economy: Redesigning
fashions future presents an ambitious vision of a new system, based on
circular economy principles, that offers benefits to the economy,
society, and the environment. We need the whole industry to rally behind
it." - Ellen MacArthur

Industry leaders including Core Partners H&M, Lenzing, and NIKE Inc.,
and C&A Foundation asPhilanthropic Funder, endorse the new vision and
report, to which they and over 40 influential fashion brands, leading
businesses, NGOs, public bodies, and experts have contributed. McKinsey
& Company has also contributed research and analysis.

Follow @circulareconomy on Twitter for the latest updates and use
#MakeFashionCircular to join the conversation.

Resources for Operational Research

The aim of the IFORS Developing Countries On-Line Resources page is to
offer the OR worker all publicly-available materials on the topic of OR
for Development. It also aims to provide a venue for people who are
working in the area to share their completed or in-process work, learn
from others, and stimulate comments and discussions on the work.

Regarding IFORS Developing Countries OR resources website, its regular
updates - and your possible submission of "free" (not copyright
protected) material, you might occasionally visit


"Operational Research" (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced
analytical methods to help make better decisions. By using techniques
such as problem structuring methods and mathematical modelling to
analyze complex situations, Operational Research gives executives the
power to make more effective decisions and build more productive

The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS;
http://ifors.org/) is an almost 60-year old organization which is
currently composed of 51 national societies.

Regional Groups of IFORS are:

ALIO (The Latin American Ibero Association on Operations Research),
APORS (The Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies),
EURO (The Association of European Operational Research Societies),
NORAM (The Association of North American Operations Research Societies).

IFORS conferences are taking place every three years; IFORS 2017 has
been successfully celebrated in Quebec City, Canada.


SDRJ 10(3)

Strategic Design Research Journal has just published its latest issue


All contents are accessible in open access format. We invite you to
review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review
articles and items of interest.

Strategic Design Research Journal is a cross-cultural and
cross-disciplinary forum for the discussion of strategic design. We are
waiting for your ideas on design and its future.

Remember that:

- SDRJ is a peer-reviewed journal and the publication of articles is
subjected to a review made by, at least, two ad hoc reviewers using the
double blind review process;

- SDRJ has absolutely no article processing charges (APC) or article
submission charges;

- SDRJ is completely open access and publishes articles under a creative
commons attribution 4.0 international license;

- SDRJ accepts submissions
on a rolling basis

- SDRJ also works through calls for papers.


21-24 May 2018 - DESIGN 2018

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, DUBROVNIK, Croatia

The forthcoming DESIGN 2018 Conference will continue to be a great event
founded on tradition and excellence. Although we live in a networked
world communicating and exchanging ideas by emails, virtual meetings and
social networks DESIGN 2018 conference will provide invaluable
opportunity to meet colleagues face-to-face, to exchange new ideas and
build a personal network in the direct contacts.

PROGRAMME CHAIRS: John Clarkson, University of Cambridge, GBR

Udo Lindemann, Technical University Munich, DEU
Tim McAloone, Technical University of Denmark, DNK
Christian Weber, Technical University Ilmenau, DEU
Dorian Marjanovic, University of Zagreb, HRV

DESIGN 2018 is endorsed event of The Design Society.


Design and Culture

Are you an academic with a background in design research and the passion
and drive to propel an international journal forward? Design and Culture


welcomes your application as a new Editor-in-Chief. Becoming an editor
is not only a rewarding experience, but will also help you build your
networks, promote your research, and raise your profile as a leading
figure within the academic community.

This position may be available as a co-editorship - please note your
interest in this in your application.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2018. For further information on
the journal's aims and scope, what the role entails, what a successful
applicant profile looks like, and how to apply, please follow this link


International Survey on Design Expertise

[Please note this seems aimed at design practitioners- Ed.]

We are a team of academics and researchers working in the area of
design, who would like to invite you to participate in an exciting
international online survey about design expertise.

The study aims to gain insight into expertise in different design fields
all over the world.

The survey is intended to enhance the understanding about what expertise
in design means across disciplines, and in particular what is your
thinking, experience, and personal opinion about design expertise.

No names are used in the survey and your responses are confidential.
Your participation is a valuable contribution to the design science.

The link to access the online questionnaire is:


The survey will allow you to learn about your design behavior. After
completing the questionnaire, you will also have the possibility to see
the average results of all the previous respondents.



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