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DESIGN RESEARCH NEWS Volume 22 Number 7, Oct 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 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 catalyze 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 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 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 conveners 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 Deadline: 15th February 2017
On Monday the 25th June 2018, PhD By Design will hold a one-day event
prior to DRS2018 Main Conference to vocalise, discuss and work through
some of the many issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in Design.
The event will bring together designers undertaking practice-based
doctoral research as well as supervisors to explore the many aspects
of knowledge production within and across academic institutions. In
connection to the DRS2018 conference, this one day event will explore
how and to what extent design research(ers) can be a catalyst for
change. We invite participants to interrogate their role as catalyst
of change in relation to their PhD research. Participants will share
their own doctoral research through short presentations, workshops and
activities which will contribute to our understanding of how design is
a catalyst for change and, more specifically, what kind of change
design is creating. The aim is to explore how the participants'
evolving research contributes to wider discussions taking place in the
field of design and other research communities
PhD BY Design WORKSHOPS There will be the possibility of running a
series of workshops both within the PhD By Design event on Monday the
25th June and throughout the week of the conference from the PhD By
Design Hub space. If you would like to run a 90 minute workshop in
relation to design as catalyst of change, please send us a proposal
when you complete the application form. The workshop can be ran
individually or collaboratively but you must provide all materials.
Deadline for PhD By Design event and workshop applications: 15th
February 2018. Notification of submission and workshop outcome: 20th
The PhD By Design event is limited to 60 participants, however, the
workshops and Hub activities are open to all DRS2018 delegates.
For further information please visit the conference website:
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Contact Us Any enquiries about the conference should be directed to:
[log in to unmask] Conference website: www.drs2018limerick.org For
regular updates follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/DRS2018 and
Call for contributions: Design & Nature, Routledge
Edited by Kate Fletcher, Louise St Pierre, Mathilda Tham
Why The context of this book is the threat to vital earth systems, as
exemplified by climate change, ecological toxicity, and biodiversity
loss. Human activities are driving the deterioration of natural
systems. Technology, policy, new business models - even changed
behaviours, are not enough to reverse the deterioration. Instead, new
- or rediscovered old - relationships between humans and nature are
required. Design, a powerful extension of humans, needs ecological
insight. This book is being made, boldly and explicitly to create
What Organized as a dialogue between nature and design, this book
explores design ideas, opportunities, visions and practices for
relating and uncovering how design can engage with the natural world.
Ideas and practices carving out the relational, context-rich territory
of 'design and nature' are still at an embryonic stage. The book aims
to sketch out-feel out a new discipline for design, a new way of
designing, a new ethic and new ways of integrating design with nature.
Ultimately, this book aims to offer new ways of seeing the
sustainability imperative and thereby seeks to address a convergence
of crises in ecological, socio-cultural, and economic systems while
finding potential for design actions including those outside design's
traditional comfort zone. This includes challenging the complex
relationships and narratives of our world, from economic growth
imperatives to patriarchal worldviews.
How This edited work seeks to imaginatively build ways of knowing
about design in relationship with others, including: scholars and
practitioners outside of design, voices outside a dominant global
North, the very young and old, and other-than-humans. It does this by
presenting texts, visual essays and design responses from a wide
variety of sources including natural science, visual arts, nature
philosophy, poetry, design theory and practice. The contributions
explore design engaging in the world, not standing apart from it and
in so doing describe a deeply interconnected view of people and nature
based on experience of participating in the world through life,
responsibility and context. Each contributor is invited to be explicit
about their own position, and to offer an agenda for work ahead.
For whom The primary audience for this book is design academics, and
the secondary audience includes practicing designers and design
managers, creative directors. Because of the general nature of some of
the content, it will also be interesting to a lay audience that is
curious about our human-made world and its relationship to nature. The
book will be published in black and white. Full contributions will
range from 1500-3500 words, depending on the type of contribution. We
will invite all contributors to take part in activating the book,
through its process of becoming, and when it has been published.
Key dates and process
10 November, 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts.
Please send us an abstract of 700 words, and include imagery as
relevant. Please specify the type of contribution you are intending to
make - i.e. case study, visual essay, poetry, as well as the
perspectives you wish to take, and the geographical location from
which you write. We ask contributors to explicitly position themselves
in their narrative, and also to contribute to an agenda onwards for
practice, education, research.
8 December, 2017 Authors are notified whether the contributions are
selected for the book.
The selection of contributions is based on the quality of proposals,
and arriving at a volume with diversity of themes and perspectives.
For the period of writing the full submission, contributors will be
invited to participate in small writing circles with other
contributors. This is to support writers, create networks, and to
foster cross-pollination between contributions.
20 March, 2018 Deadline for full submission of contributions.
Spring 2019 The book is published.
For submission of abstract and if you have questions, please contact:
Kate Fletcher Professor of Sustainability, Design, Fashion, Centre for
Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London. Email:
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Louise St Pierre Associate Professor of Design, Emily Carr University,
Vancouver, Canada. Email: [log in to unmask]
Mathilda Tham Professor of Design, Linnaeus University, Sweden.
Email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
2-4 July 2018 - EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN COMPUTING
AND COGNITION DCC'18
CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS and WORKSHOPS
EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN COMPUTING AND COGNITION
DCC'18 2-4 July 2018 preceded by Workshops 30 June - 1 July 2018
Politecnico di Milano, Lecco Campus (near Milan), Italy Conference
This conference series provides an international forum for the
presentation and discussion of state-of-the-art and cutting edge
research and developments in design computing and/or design cognition.
Attendees are invited to participate in the conference in the
- Submit a full length paper on completed research relating to design
computing and/or design cognition.
- Submit a poster abstract describing ongoing research; there will be
time for oral presentations of posters as well as displays.
- Submit a workshop proposal on a topic related to design computing
and/or cognition. (http://dccconferences.org/dcc18/submission.html)
Full papers due December 15, 2017
Posters abstracts are due 26 January 2018
Workshop proposals are due 26 January 2018
Researchers from all fields employing computation and/or cognition in
design are invited to participate.
Download CALL Poster
Further information at Conference Website
Journal of Service Management
The Journal of Service Management (JoSM) recently decided to ensure
that the research priority "Service Design" is covered by the journal.
To facilitate this, the journal has appointed two "Expert Research
Panel Co-Chairs - Service Design" to develop this research area for
the journal. And we are looking for research to publish. The research
priority service design acknowledges that there are several different
research traditions that contribute to knowledge within the design for
service, traditional management research as well as design research.
Opening up JoSM to the design research community offers opportunities
for benefiting from other research traditions with novel
contributions. At the same time, there are challenges. For example,
while JoSM traditionally publishes research of a management research
nature with its specific genre conventions, design researchers
traditionally often uses reflexive and hermeneutic approaches, with
connected genre conventions.
If you believe that you have a research contribution from design
research that would be of interest to service research, don't hesitate
to get in contact with us.
Design as Semiosis
Special issue of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics
Editors: Miltos Frangopoulos and Evripides Zantides
Ever since Roland Barthes, back in the mid-1950s, commented on the
ideological myths infusing the design of the new Citroen DS or of the
cover of Paris Match, the fates of design and semiotics have been
inextricably entwined. From 'les trente glorieuses' of expanding mass
production and mass consumption, however, to the current trend for
customization, sustainable design, collaborative and participatory
design, parametric design combined with 3D printing, we discern a
reorientation from a use-centred, scientific design to a user-centered
design driven by post-materialism and intuitive 'design thinking'. At
the same time, semioticians moved from unraveling the mystifying
effects of design upon a beguiled mass-consumer to championing a more
expanded understanding of design as a fundamental dimension of the
human activity of meaning-making, world-making and identity-making.
This shift of semiotic emphasis from ideological critique to an
encompassing, anthropological concept of design may be seen as a
reflection of a society that becomes all the more design-centred and
'design conscious', with the ceaseless invention of new media,
artifacts, environments and man-machine interfaces constantly opening
up novel fields for design activity; an activity, moreover, which has
widely adopted semiotics in order to develop more meaningful and
effective designs, as well as its self-reflexivity as semiotic work.
This special issue of Punctum aims to explore the shifts and turns
marking the decades-long relationship between semiotics and design,
and to foreground the role and significance of semiotics in the
contemporary transdisciplinary engagement with and research in design.
Is it possible, finally, to sustain the critical project of semiotics,
beyond both the wholesale reduction of the artifact to a fetish or an
ideologeme, and the abstract notion of design as semiotic work
underlying all human activity? We welcome contributions that address
one or more of the above concerns, while drawing their research
material from any particular area(s) of contemporary design: graphics,
typography, architecture, interiors, furniture, fashion/textiles,
packaging, industrial/product design, jewelry/ornament, car design,
sound design, digital/web/ multimedia design, advertising, branding,
political propaganda, social design etc. Prospective authors should
submit an abstract of approximately 300 words by mail to Evripides
Zantides ([log in to unmask]) and Miltos Frangopoulos
([log in to unmask]), including their affiliation and contact
information. Acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee
publication, given that all research articles will be put through the
journal's peer review process.
Timeline Deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2017 Notification of
acceptance of the abstract: December 31, 2017 Deadline for submission
of full papers: April 30, 2018 Reviewers' report: June 15, 2018 Final
revised papers due: July 15, 2018 Publication: Volume 4, Number 1
PUNCTUM. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEMIOTICS Punctum (www.punctum.gr)
is a blind peer-reviewed, on-line journal dedicated to the semiotic
study of contemporary cultural texts, practices and processes,
published under the auspices of the Hellenic Semiotic Society.
Aspiring to provide a venue for the advancement of international
semiotic scholarship, the journal is published twice a year (July &
December) in English, although submissions in French and German will
be accepted as well. Punctum's Editorial Board reflects both its
international scope and the diversity of contemporary semiotic
research and theory. Punctum invites submissions (original papers,
review articles, book reviews) across this wide range of semiotic
fields and methodologies on an on-going basis, and regularly puts out
calls for special issues with guest editors.
20-24 August 2018 - The 16th biennial Participatory Design Conference
(PDC) Hasselt & Genk, Belgium
Participatory Design, Democracy and Politics
Deadlines for PDC 2018 are approaching fast, so please find a reminder
of the upcoming important dates as well as the submission instructions
- Full papers: 10 November 2017.
- First notification to full papers authors: 12 January 2018.
- Full paper revised submission, Short papers, workshops, tutorials,
doctoral colloquium and situated actions submission: 9 February 2018.
- Final notification of acceptance: 27 March 2018.
- Camera ready versions: 18 May 2018.
All deadlines are at end of day, 23:59 Pacific Standard Time (PST).
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 
All submissions should be made via the PDC 2018 Conference System, see
Papers should be submitted using the ACM recommended templates. There
is a ACM_SigConf sample file of the template available via the PDC
2018 website. Please note that the ACM templates have changed recently
and the ACM resource link now provides you with an archive of the full
catalogue of ACM templates, available as ZIP archives. Among them,
please use the SigConf proceedings template which is the correct
template to use for the International Conference Proceedings Series
published by ACM. You are free to use the text editor toolbar/plugin
provided by ACM, as well as to use the sample file provided for your
convenience in the "ACM Sample Files" folder (and on the first link of
PDC 2018 invites submissions in the following categories (to be
published in the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series):
- Full papers: (maximum 10 pages, excl. references).
- PD Practitioners outside academia (Industry Track): (maximum 1 page,
- Short papers: (maximum 4 pages, excl. references).
- Interactive workshops: (maximum 3 pages, excl. references).
- Tutorials: (maximum 3 pages, excl. references).
- Doctoral Colloquium: (maximum 4 page proposal, excl. references).
- Situated Actions: (maximum 2 pages text with 2 pages optional images
or plans; or 5 minutes audio/video).
- The Artful Integrators' award.
We look forward to you joining us in Genk & Hasselt (Belgium) in 2018
Liesbeth Huybrechts & Maurizio Teli PDC 2018 chairs
11-13 June 2018 - ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems conference
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
ACM DIS 2018 - DIVERSITY AND DESIGN The theme of DIS 2018 is diversity
and design. Diversity is reflected in the choice of Hong Kong as the
site of the DIS 2018 conference. Hong Kong's 7.5 million people come
from different ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds to form a
multiplicity of communities, beliefs, and practices. Interactive
systems can be designed to take into account diversity, but also the
universal landscape as the success of many Silicon Valley companies so
clearly show. When faced with diversity, designers face a classic
philosophical question about particulars and universals: should design
make particular commitments to diversity or should it go after
universals in technology and experience?
DIS is the premier international design-oriented ACM conference.
Papers and Notes accepted for presentation at DIS 2018 are published
by the ACM in the ACM Digital Library and have in the past attracted
high impact, visibility, and citations since its inception in 1995.
DIS 2018 invites a wide range of submissions related to methods,
theories, applications, experiences, and technologies that shape
Designing Interactive Systems. In light of the theme of diversity and
design for DIS 2018, we also invite submissions that address the
following questions: Are our current models of user experience
adequate in addressing diversity? What kinds of methods, processes,
and perspectives are needed for designing for diversity? How can
applications and technologies be designed to address diversity and
even add to it an era of giant transnational corporations? What are
the ethical limits designers have to face when designing for
- Subcommittee on Design theory, methods, and critical perspectives:
Do our design methods, processes and critical perspectives support
diversity - and should they? - Your response to this question can
focus on methods, tools, and techniques for engaging people;
researching, designing, and co-designing interactive systems;
participatory design, design artifacts, research through design;
documenting and reflecting on design processes etc.
- Subcommittee on Experience: Are our current models of user
experience adequate in addressing diversity - or it is better to go
universal? - Your response to this question may focus on places,
temporality, people, communities, events, phenomena, aesthetics, user
experience, usability, engagement, empowerment, wellbeing, designing
things that matter, diversity, participation, materiality, making,
etc. - Subcommittee on Application Domains: How to design applications
that take into account diversity - or should we design universal
applications? - A response to this question may focus on health,
ICT4D, children-computer interaction, sustainability,
games/entertainment computing, digital arts, etc.
- Subcommittee on Technological Innovation: When designing systems,
tools, and artifacts, should we design for particular situations and
communities or go global? - When responding this question, you may
look at sensors and actuators, mobile devices, multi touch and
touchless interaction, social media, personal, community, public
We welcome and encourage theoretical contributions to DIS 2018. Rather
than its own subcommittee, please consider submitting theory
contributions to any of the above four subcommittees.
IMPORTANT DATES 1st Wave Submissions 8 January 2018: Submission:
Papers, Notes, Pictorials full submission due 8 January 2018: Workshop
proposals due 5 March 2018: Papers, Notes, Pictorials, Workshop
proposals author notifications 30 March 2018: Papers, Notes,
Pictorials camera ready due
2nd Wave Submissions 12 March 2018: Submission of Provocations &
Works-in-Progress, Demos, Doctoral Consortium & Student Volunteer
applications due 4 April 2018: Provocations & Works-in-Progress,
Demos, Doctoral Consortium & Student Volunteer notifications 11 April
2018: Provocations & Works-in-Progress, Demos, Doctoral Consortium
camera ready due
Conference Dates June 9-10, 2017: Workshops and Doctoral Consortium
June 11-13, 2017: Conference June 14, 2017: Optional cultural and
industry visit to Shenzhen, China
Conference Chairs: chairs[at]dis2018.org Ilpo Koskinen, Hong Kong
Polytechnic University Youn-kyung Lim, Korean Advanced Institute of
Science and Technology
Technical Program Chairs: program[at]dis2017.org Teresa
Cerratto-Pargman, Stockholm University Ka Nin (Kenny) Chow, Hong Kong
Polytechnic University William Odom, Simon Fraser University
21-24 May 2018 - DESIGN 2018 - The 15th INTERNATIONAL DESIGN
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.
We invite high-quality submissions for DESIGN 2018 covering the
substantial, original and previously unpublished research. Applied,
theoretical and results-oriented papers from both academia and
industry, based on thorough analysis or argumentation will be
considered for the conference programme.
DESIGN 2018 CfP for download is available at:
Submissions should fit into one of the proposed conference topics:
- THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODS
- ORANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
- DESIGN PROCESSES
- DESIGN METHODS
- DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
- INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE
- DESIGN INNOVATION
- HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
- ENGINEERING DESIGN PRACTICE
- SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
- SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES
- INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
- DESIGN EDUCATION
- Online submission open: July 1, 2017
- Full paper submission deadline: December 11, 2017
- Final acceptance of papers: February 23, 2018
- Publish ready papers: March 19, 2018
- Final conference program: April 2018
For submission instructions please visit:
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.
Further information is available on DESIGN 2018 web site:
Organising Secretariat address: DESIGN 2018 Secretariat Faculty of
Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture 10000 Zagreb, I. Lucica
5, CROATIA Phone: (+385 1) 6168432, Fax: (+385 1) 6168284 E-mail:
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15th International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018
24 November 2017 - Transmedia UK: Sector by Sector
Media Convergence Research Centre and Centre for Culture and Creative
Industries Bath Spa University, Corsham Court Campus
One-Day Academic-Industry Workshop: Friday 24th November 2017
Confirmed Industry Speakers: Alison Norrington, Creative Director at
StoryCentral Ltd. Lana Beckwith, Senior Content Development Manager at
HarperCollins Nataly Rios Goico, Creative Consultant at Conducttr Kate
Fitzpatrick, Senior Strategist at e3 Media Tim Kindberg, CEO at Matter
2 Media Ltd.
Audiences now engage with media across multiple platforms, following
the fictions of films and books across social media and video games,
exploring brand universes and publishing enterprises across
television, comics, websites, apps, etc. The transmedia phenomenon is
now a defining strategy across the media industries for generating
multiple revenue streams and for building closer relationships between
content, brands and audiences. But when looking across online gaming,
publishing, mobile media and digital marketing, which transmedia
practices really make up the UK's multiplatform landscape?
It can be claimed that the creative strategies used for producing
content across multiple platforms are typically characterised by the
sector in which they operate - conceptualised as 'storytelling' in
film and television, as 'content marketing' in advertising, as
'engagement' in publishing, for example. These sector-specific
understandings limit the innovative potential for stories, worlds and
brands to be crafted as transmedia entities for the digital age.
Transmedia UK: Sector by Sector tackles this problem by beginning to
map the ways in which different UK media sectors are now responding to
ideas, concepts and pressures of transmediality. This
academic-industry workshop aims to identify the strategies and
principles that now make up the transmedia practices in and across
online gaming, publishing, mobile media, digital marketing and beyond,
examining which practices operate across these various sectors while
exploring what it means to distinguish between storytelling,
publishing, interactivity and marketing in today's transmedia
Exemplifying current approaches to transmediality in their respective
sectors of online gaming, publishing, mobile media and digital
marketing - as well as in sector-spanning transmedia consultancy
contexts - the organisations involved in the workshop comprise: .
Conducttr, a world-renowned audience engagement platform that
integrates storytelling with gaming automation to build immersive,
online and personalised gaming experiences for its users; .
HarperCollins, one of the world's foremost book publishers with a
catalogue ranging from fiction to apps; . e3 Media, one of the UK's
most awarded independent digital marketing agencies, providing
creative solutions to real-world business problems; . Matter 2 Media
Ltd., helping technologies grow to solve business problems and create
experiences for users via mobile apps and social video; . StoryCentral
Ltd., which works globally with such companies as Walt Disney
Imagineering, SundanceTV/AMC Networks, FOX International and Penguin
to incubate new franchises, participatory experiences, story
architecture and audience engagement strategies. This
academic-industry workshop will feature presentations from staff
representatives from all of these five industry partners, who will
each discuss exactly what 'transmedia' or 'multiplatform' now means in
their own sector-context.
We also invite proposals from researchers, postgraduate students and
creative practitioners for short presentations that engage with the
wider theme of 'Transmedia UK' from an academic perspective. Proposal
topics may address, but are not limited to: . Sector-specific
approaches to transmediality (e.g. transmedia gaming, transmedia
marketing, etc.) . Understandings of 'creativity' and 'commerce' in
the UK transmedia landscape . Definitions of 'engagement' and
'interactivity' in the UK transmedia landscape . Emerging transmedial
convergences between online and offline media platforms . Implications
for cultural policy and copyright in the UK transmedia landscape
Please send proposals (300 words approx.) for 15 minute presentations
along with a short biography to Matthew Freeman
([log in to unmask]) and Charlie Tweed ([log in to unmask]) by
no later than Friday 29th September 2017.
More information can be found here:
2023 November 2017 - Letters to the Future
Cumulus and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology welcome
you to the Cumulus Conference Letters to the Future on November 20 -
The conference theme: Letters to the Future
Anxiety, emergency and fear seem to be the driving forces of our time.
Perhaps the changes around us are too rapid; the issues that envelope
us are too vitiated to permit contemplation. To endow the passing
moment with vividness and delight seems impossible.
How do we as artists and designers address these issues? How do we
absorb the present, foresee the future, force the navigation, order
the sequence, replace the predictable and drive the imagination?
Srishti asks you to dare and AFFORD:
Absorb Imagination for the future Foresee order of Abundance Force
Resurgence of matter Order possibilities of the Impossible Replace
Apprehension Drive Ambition
The Research Labs at Srishti have organized excursions outside
Bengaluru that will enable the participants to understand contexts for
Social Development Goals! More information here and registration will
Sustainability & Innovation: Tracing the Journey of Agricultural
Byproducts' organized by LENS Lab and Gubbi Labs 'Sustainability and
Affordable Healthcare and Gender Empowerment of Women' organized by
MAYA and IT for Change 'Heritage Management, Culture and Sustainable
Development' organized by UNESCO Chair 'Creative Million Mission'
organized by ImpactEdge Lab and Industree Foundation
More information at
This conference belongs to you. You get to decide the conversation and
context you find most relevant. At Cumulus Srishti 2017 we will offer
you the opportunity to move beyond the traditional frame of the
conference. There will be spaces and a forum to discuss, debate and
Should you have any questions, please contact: Email:
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Cumulus proposal: NID Ahmedabad DAY If you plan to join Cumulus in
India soon, please note that Cumulus member - National Institute of
Design might welcome Cumulusians for NID Ahmedabad DAY on Fri 17 Nov
More information, please contact the Secretariat! NID's profile at
About Srishti: The Cumulus Conference 2017: "Letters to the Future"
will be hosted by Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
(Srishti). Srishti is a non-residential institution founded in 1996 by
the Ujwal Trust with the objective of providing art and design
education in an environment of creativity to maximize the individual's
potential. Srishti's mission is facilitated by its organizational
structure - a "community of learners" comprising industry-experienced
faculty and energetic students who continually explore and experiment
with art and design pedagogies, aesthetics, values and innovative
practices. Srishti counts with several campuses in three Indian
cities: Bangalore, Pune and Trivandrum. You can find more information
about academic programs, structure and collaborations on our webpage:
AIGA's Eye on Design
I get to see a lot of announcements, requests, newsletters etc. I
always look forward to AIGA's Eye on Design which seems to have a
verve of its own. I wouldn't normally mention a newsletter that is not
specifically related to design research - and I'm not even a graphic
designer - but the latest edition prompted me to give it a mention
In the new special issue of Form Akademisk (volume 10, issue 2), we
have included four selected peer reviewed articles developed from
papers held at The 3rd International Conference for Design Education
Researchers - DRS/CUMULUS learnxdesign conference held in Chicago from
the 28th of June - 30th of June 2015. The articles deal with topics
within design thinking, design education methods and practice. We
invite you to review the contents of the issue, other articles and
items of interest at
The MIT Press journal Leonardo has just published the first three
articles in its three-year symposium on the PhD in art and design.
The articles are
Friedman, Ken, & Jack Ox. 2017. "PhD in Art & Design." LEONARDO, Vol.
50, No. 5, pp. 515-519, 2017. doi:10.1162/LEON_e_01472
Maksymowicz, Virginia, & Blaise Tobia. 2017. "An Alternative Approach
to Establishing a Studio Doctorate in Fine Art." LEONARDO, Vol. 50,
No. 5, pp. 520-525, 2017. doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01189
Zeeuw, Diane. 2017. "Case Study The Development and Evolution of the
Creative Arts Practice-led PhD at the University of Melbourne,
Victorian College of the Arts." LEONARDO, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 526-527,
You may download copies of all three from this URL:
Please let us know if you have ideas or articles to contribute.
Ken Friedman and Jack Ox
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