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Design Research News, January 2009


David Durling <[log in to unmask]>


David Durling <[log in to unmask]>


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DESIGN RESEARCH NEWS Volume 14 Number 1 Jan 2009  ISSN 1473-3862
DRS Digital Newsletter      http://www.designresearchsociety.org


Join DRS now via e-payment  http://www.designresearchsociety.org



o   Editorial

o   New SIG

o   IASDR 09 conference

o   Design Studies

o   Calls

o   Announcements

o   The Design Research Society: information

o   Digital Services of the DRS

o   Subscribing and unsubscribing to DRN

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My best wishes for the new calendar year 2009, and welcome to
our 14th year of publishing. When we started in 1996, there were
just a few subscribers (I seem to remember about 300). Last
month we were more than 8,100.

It is important that we reach as many corners of the world as
possible, so please forward this edition to anyone who may not
know about it, especially:

- your local staff colleagues in design, including all those in
2D, 3D and time-based media

- colleagues that you work with in other fields related to

- your's and others' research students (PhD, Masters by
research, and professional doctorates) especially new students

Subscribing is very simple at:


And please note that DRS has a new Special interest Group just
about to be launched!

-- David Durling



Friday 27th March 2009: Invitation to the Design Pedagogy
Special Interest Group Symposium 0930-1600

The SIG is led and supported by Mike Tovey, Jack Ingram, Jane
Osmond, David Peck and Megan Strickfaden.  It aims to bring
together design researchers, teachers and practitioners, and
others responsible for the delivery of design education, to
clarify and develop the role of design research in providing the
theoretical underpinning for design education.

The Inaugural Meeting of the Design Pedagogy Special Interest
Group Symposium will be held in the Bugatti Building, Coventry
School of Art and Design, Coventry University, UK.

The purpose of the Symposium is to launch the SIG, meet each
other, share expertise and interests.

Please register your interest in attending the meeting by
emailing Jane Arthur on [log in to unmask]  You will be
sent a detailed programme of events, in due course.

The event will be hosted by Centre of Excellence for Product and
Automotive Design.  Attendance is free for DRS members who


IASDR 2009

19-22 October 2009: IASDR 2009 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
(International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009)
Seoul, South Korea.

Theme: Rigor and Relevance in Design

We invite you to submit high quality design research outcomes to
the IASDR 2009 conference which will be held on 19-22 October,
2009 in Seoul, Korea. This is a large, international design
research conference with an intensive and high quality program.
This venue will bring together top design researchers and
practitioners to build and advance knowledge in the field of
Design. We encourage your enthusiastic participation for this
exciting opportunity.

Design has been evolved into a unique but highly influencing
discipline in this rapidly changing society. But it has also
struggled to find its own rigor and relevance as a disciplined
field as its own. In this conference, we invite various
perspectives and research outcomes that may address the issues
of establishing our own rigor and relevance of design research
and practice in the field of Design, as well as discussions and
research activities related to all the important design subjects
as follows:

1. Design Theory and Methodology
2. Design Philosophy, Ethics, Values, and Issues
3. Design Education
4. Design Management and Strategy
5. Sustainability, Culture, History, and Society in Design
6. Human Behaviors, Perception, and Emotion
7. Semantics, Aesthetics and Experience in Design
8. Interaction and Interface Design
9. Design Tools and New Media
10. Universal Design/Inclusive Design
11. Design Creativity
12. Design Project Cases

Abstract deadline: February 28, 2009

Notification of abstract acceptance: March 31, 2009 Full paper
deadline: June 1, 2009 Notification of full paper acceptance:
August 1, 2009 Full paper submission deadline: September 1, 2009

There will be two categories for the paper submissions--one is
an oral-session full paper category, and the other is a
poster-session paper category. When you submit your paper, you
will be required to indicate either one of these options, and
the reviewers will review the abstracts according to the
selected option. However, if an abstract was submitted to the
full paper category and if the abstract does not meet the
criteria for the full paper quality, there is possibility to be
suggested for considering poster presentations when that is
judged to be the better option. The oral-session full paper
category will have stronger rigor in the reviewing criteria
comparing to the ones for the poster paper category. We will
post more details of the review criteria and this distinction
between full papers and poster papers on the web site near

For the abstract submission, we will soon post the format to be
followed. In addition, we will also post call for participations
for other submission categories such as tutorials, special
sessions, and doctoral colloquiums. Please visit our website
regularly for these updates.


(DRS is a founder member of IASDR)


Design Studies

Contents of Volume 30, Issue 1(January 2009)

Nigel Cross
Pages 1-3

New design knowledge
Ezio Manzini
Pages 4-12

Design learning: a reflective model
Dianne Smith, Peter Hedley, Michael Molloy
Pages 13-37

Exploring problem decomposition in conceptual design among
novice designers
Lassi A. Liikkanen, Matti Perttula
Pages 38-59

Donald Schoen, Herbert Simon and The Sciences of the Artificial
Jude Chua Soo Meng
Pages 60-68

Collecting with Cabinet: or how designers organise visual
material, researched through an experiential prototype
Ianus Keller, Froukje Sleeswijk Visser, Remko van der Lugt,
Pieter Jan Stappers
Pages 69-86

An analytical Kano model for customer need analysis
Qianli Xu, Roger J. Jiao, Xi Yang, Martin Helander, Halimahtun
M. Khalid, Anders Opperud
Pages 87-110

Book Review: Design Research Now - Essays and Selected Projects,
Ralf Michel, Editor, Birkhaeuser, Basel, Switzerland (2007)
David Durling
Pages 111-112

Acknowledgement of Referees
Page 113



3-5 September 2009: Writing Design: Object, Process, Discourse,
Translation. The Design History Society Annual Conference,
Hosted by University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.

How do we find out about design, as both practice and object,
including the processes of designing, crafting and manufacture,
marketing and consumption? Students, scholars, critics and
commentators use words, whether written or spoken, both to
research design through observation, participation, interview
and oral history, object analysis and documentary and visual
interpretation, and in preparing resultant outcomes. Writing
Design invites papers, panels and posters (see below) in which
participants reflect on their sources, historiography and
methodology, research, dissemination and teaching processes to
examine the issues mobilised by articulating design and material
culture with language and the ways in which writing about
objects has conditioned our understanding of design. Keynote
speakers are Jeffrey L. Meikle, Professor of American Studies
and Art History at the University of Texas and Dr Paul Jobling,
Senior Lecturer, History of Art and Design at the University of
Brighton. Writing Design is inclusive in its interests, and will
attract designers, design historians, practitioners of design
studies, material culture studies, popular culture studies and
literary studies among others.


Special Issue: Focus Group Research
Call for Submissions

We invite submissions for a Qualitative Health Research special
issue on Focus Groups Research. This issue will include articles
about both focus groups as a method as well as research that
illustrates the use of focus groups. We will give priority to
manuscripts that demonstrate innovative approaches to focus
groups and that address health-related topics.

All submissions should follow the submission and style
guidelines for QHR, which can be found at
http://qhr.sagepub.com. The review process for these manuscripts
will follow standard QHR procedures. The submission deadline is
February 1, 2009.

David Morgan will serve as the Guest Editor for this issue, and
questions about the appropriateness of potential submissions
should be addressed to him [log in to unmask]"

10-13 July 2009: 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics,
Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2009
(http://www.ICTconfer.org/wmsci). It will take place in Orlando,
Florida, USA.
We are emphasizing the area of Design Research.

Submitted papers or extended abstracts will have three kinds of
reviews: double-blind (by at least three reviewers), non-blind,
and participative peer-to-peer reviews. Accepted papers of
registered authors will be published in the printed copy and the
CD versions of the Proceedings. The proceedings will also be
published via web for Full Open Access.

Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference will
have access to the reviews made to their submission so they can
accordingly improve the final version of their papers.
Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of
their respective submissions.

Each session programmed at the conference will have its
respective VIRTUAL pre- and post- conference session. Papers can
be read on-line and commented on during the 15 days previous to
the face-to-face session and during the 15 days following the
end of the Conference.

Awards will be granted to the best paper of those presented at
each session. From these session's best papers, the best 10%-20%
of the papers presented at the conference will be selected for
their publication in Volume 7 of JSCI Journal
(http://www.j-sci.com/Journal/SCI/). Libraries of journal
author's organizations will receive complimentary subscriptions
of at least one volume (6 issues).

Also, we would like to invite you to organize an invited session
related to a topic of your research interest. If you are
interested in organizing an invited session, please, fill out
the respective form provided in the conference web page:
http://www.ICTconfer.org/wmsci/Organizer.asp .We will send you a
password, so you can include and modify papers in your invited

More details about the reviewing process, the acceptance policy,
organizing invited sessions, and submission deadlines can be
found at our web site.





Plymouth College of Art's 'Making Futures' conference will be
held on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September 2009 within the
magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe estate on the River Tamar
opposite the city of Plymouth, Devon, UK.

The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is now open and the closing date for
receipt is 1st April 2009. 'Making Futures' invites submissions
from craft practitioners, curators, historians, theorists,
campaigners, activists, and representatives from public and
private institutions with an interest in the relationship
between the contemporary crafts and sustainability issues.

The aims of the 'Making Futures' research conference are to
improve understanding of the ways in which the contemporary
crafts are responding to ideas and agendas connected with global
environmental and sustainability issues. Also, to try to discern
whether these new imperatives present opportunities for the
crafts to redefine and reconstitute themselves as less
marginalised, more centrally productive forces in society.

The crafts, perhaps more than many areas of creative practice,
have instinctively strong affinities with concerns for
environmentally responsible and sustainable development. For
example, Western craft ideals (perhaps less so realities) have
typically sought to mobilise aesthetic experience as a key
dimension and expression of responsible living in the face of
mass industrialization - through their empathy with natural
materials and the natural world, and through 'slow' and
cooperative models of living. Indeed, important initiatives in
pursuit of ethical and sustainable development objectives
continue to take place within craft enterprises and agencies
today. But the fact remains that our understanding of the
interactions between the contemporary crafts and the modern
environmental and sustainability 'movements' remains largely
uncharted, unrepresented and under-theorised.

'Making Futures' takes up this challenge and will explore the
ways in which environmental and sustainability discourses might
be leading to new formulations, or re-articulations, of craft
practices, identities, positions and markets, in ways that might
engage more directly with contemporary social, cultural and
economic needs. Perhaps even, to recover ideological purpose.

The conference scope is international and will welcome accounts
from non-western contexts, especially those experiencing rapid
industrial and urban development and newly expanding consumer
markets. These will be contrasted with analysis from within the
so-called post-industrial 'leisure economies' of the West in
order to generate comparative insights and heighten awareness of
the trans-national nature of many of the issues. The conference
is therefore interested in inputs arising from across the full
spectrum of crafts practice today. This includes makers of
individual works who place a premium on traditional processes,
locales, skills and haptic qualities; designer-makers producing
limited editions and batch-produced artifacts; and
artist-craftspeople whose work might be more conceptually-based
- perhaps consciously drawing upon cross-disciplinary and
hybridized practices to critically reflect upon global dialogues
and forms of exchange.

This inclusiveness of practice and trans-cultural perspective
will in all instances be grounded in studies that evince
convincing connections with ethical, environmental and
sustainability concerns.


12-16 October 2009 REVITALISING BUILT ENVIRONMENTS: Requalifying
Old Places for New Uses, Istanbul - TURKEY

We would like to inform you that due to several request, the
deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 30
January 2009. Please note that, due to time constraints, no
further extension of the deadline will be possible.

For further details about the symposium, please visit our
website at: http://www.culturespace2009.org.The website includes
all information such as abstract submission and registration,
together with other important info about the symposium (venues,
deadlines, fees, scientific and social events, preliminary
schedule, etc.)

The symposium on 'Revitalizing Built Environments: Requalifying
Old Places for New Uses' and related activities will be held in
Istanbul, Turkey from 12 to 16 October 2009. It is jointly
organized by IAPS-CSBE 'Culture & Space in the Built Environment
Network' and the IAPS - Housing Network in collaboration with
Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture; Istanbul
Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Design and Architecture; The
Turkish Chamber of Architects and YEM-The Building Information

Symposium website: http://www.culturespace2009.org

25 March 2009: IPR & Engineers in Sports and Creative Industries
3rd International Interdisciplinary Workshop, London
Call for Papers and Invitation to Attend

Integrating Intellectual Property Rights into the Engineering,
Science and Technology Curriculum

2009 is the European Year of Innovation and Creativity
(http://create2009.europa.eu/) and, in 2012, London hosts the
Olympic and Para Olympic Games - so we are particularly
interested in how these issues affect innovators and designers
in the Sports and Creative industries.

The first two workshops were exciting and fruitful encounters
that produced the 'whorl' resource of materials -
www.engsc.ac.uk/resources/ipminiproj/index.asp.  It is
invaluable for anyone looking for ideas how to introduce IPR
concepts to IPR creators.

The third workshop will be attended by academics, manufacturers,
practitioners, policy makers, entrepreneurs, tech-transfer
officers and some graduate students.

It will consider the significance of IPRs generated by
engineering, science and technology specifically in the Sports
and Creative industries, and how it can be integrated into the

We are aware that it is still far from the norm for career entry
scientists, technologists or engineers to graduate with an
awareness of IPRs and their significance.  Papers will explore
whether that situation should be changed? If so, why?  If so,

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 09:00
- 16:30, and will be hosted by the UK Intellectual Property
Office at their London offices.

If you would like to present a paper or attend as a delegate,
please contact Emily Cieciura on 01202 965197 or email
[log in to unmask]

If you wish to discuss your paper before submission, please
email: Prof. Ruth Soetendorp, [log in to unmask]  (IP
law related) or Prof Jim Roach, [log in to unmask]
(Engineering IP related)

For more information please go to:

26-27 October 2009: DeSForM 2009

The College of Design at National Taiwan University of Science
and Technology and the INSIGHT (INnovation and Synergy for
IntelliGent Home Technology) Center at National Taiwan
University are delighted to invite you to DeSForM 2009, an
international workshop on Design & Semantics of Form & Movement,
to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, a city offering a vibrant blend of
traditional culture and cosmopolitan life.

Scope and Focus
The scope of the conference is the design of products, systems
and services with a focus on the meanings conveyed by their
forms and behaviors. After four successful workshops in the
Europe, DeSForM 2009 comes to Asia and creates an international
platform where researchers and practitioners across different
cultures can share findings and insights about the aesthetics
and meanings of human-object interactions.

Themes and Topics
1. Methods and tools:
2. Theoretical developments:
3. Practice-based research and case studies:

Active forms
Theatre and choreography
Sketching in space and time
Aesthetics and notation of motion
Editing and scripting of movements

Meaning and perception
Conditions of applicability
Ambient versus interactive movement
Structuring mechanisms and linguistics
Gestalt theory and compositionality of meaning

Using movement as a mediator
Appropriation of the everyday
Effects of context on meanings
New typologies and ecologies of objects
Dependencies between form and movement


30 August - 1 september 2009: NORDES 2009 Extended deadline and
call for papers

Announcement and final call for submissions:
Nordic Design Research Conference, Oslo, Norway
NORDES'09 Engaging Artefacts

Design research aims to provide new insights to the ways in
which we understand - and do - design. The conference invites
contributions from researchers in universities, design schools
and industry who share an interest in understanding and
developing design as a trans-disciplinary practice that is
always in the making. The scope of the conference reaches beyond
the traditional design disciplines and includes other research
areas with mutual interest in design research and engaging
artefacts. NORDES '09 directs its interest towards the
diversity, challenges and emerging practices and understandings
of design. The conference theme reflects a range of issues that
characterize design and design research today.

Confronted with the increasingly complex problems of our times,
design should engage in new ways of thinking. Design objects are
characterized by their form, aesthetics, functionality,
materials as well as social, political and cultural codings. How
do and might designers, and educators and researchers of design
respond to these different perspectives in design? How can
designers respond to the life cycle of artefacts? How can
designers be better at designing artefacts for performability
and sustainability? How do designers and researchers develop
ways of researching knowledges, skills, theories, methods,
intuition and passion in design practices?

In addressing these many issues, the Engaging Artefacts
conference includes the following themes:

- Consumption: critical perspectives on the increasing number
and diversity of artefacts and their creative design but also
use and abuse in global economy
- Production: critical perspectives on the complexity,
interrelations and consequences of production
- Technology: new forms given by new materials - and new
materials developed to enable new forms
- Interactivity: performance and system oriented thinking
regarding the interaction between artefacts, material systems,
environments and users
- Politics: the role of artefacts in shaping alternative futures
especially addressing accessibility, sustainability, poverty and

So as to fully take up the theme Engaging Artefacts, we invite a
range of contributions:

- Research papers (full paper - maximum 10 pages)
- Exploratory papers (maximum 4 pages)
- Doctoral consortium (maximum 4 pages proposal)
- Design cases (maximum 2 pages proposals)
- Artefacts for exhibition (maximum 2 page proposals)
- Tutorials (maximum 2 page proposals)
- Workshops (maximum 2 page proposals)

Submitted contributions are subject to an anonymous peer-review

Accepted contributions will be published electronically on the
conference website prior to the conference and in the conference

Important dates:
23 February 2009: Extended deadline for all papers (including
design cases, artefacts, tutorials, workshops)
2 April 2009:  Feedback to authors and organisers with
suggestions for revision
1 June 2009:  Final paper submissions uploaded to website
30 August  - 1 September 2009: Conference in Oslo

Nordic Design Research Conference is a biannual conference
circulated in the Nordic countries. The NORDES'09 conference
will be hosted by The Oslo School of Architecture and Design,
AHO, in collaboration with University of Oslo.




Professor and Canada Research Chair Design Studies Canada

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta is
seeking to nominate a Senior (Tier I) Canada Research Chair in
Design Studies. We welcome applications from exceptional
scholars with a strong record of teaching and collaborative
research in the field of design theory and practice. A PhD in
Design or a related field is preferred. Current members of the
Department of Art and Design take an integrative and
interdisciplinary approach to design studies, practice and
research, and focus on issues of social and environmental health
and wellbeing. The appointment will commence 1 July 2010 at the
level of either senior Associate or Full Professor, with tenure.

The Canada Research Chairs Program was established by the
Canadian Government to foster world-class research excellence.
As stated in the program's Terms of Reference (see
www.chairs.gc.ca/), "Tier I Chairs, tenable for seven years and
renewable, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their
peers as world leaders in their fields," with an excellent
record of teaching and graduate supervision. The candidate's
proposed research program should ideally conform to the
University's vision and "cornerstones" outlined in the
recently-adopted statement entitled "Dare to Discover"
(www.president.ualberta.ca/daretodiscover.cfm). The candidate
nominated by the Department will be subject to review by the CRC
Secretariat. The successful applicant will be expected to teach
at all levels of the curriculum, from first-year to graduate
level courses, and to take on graduate supervision as well as
other supervisory and administrative committee work.

Candidates should send the Chair a letter of application
outlining the proposed program of research, a complete
curriculum vitae (with full contact information, including phone
numbers and e-mail address), a sample publication (20-page
maximum), a portfolio of up to 20 examples in electronic format
of recent design work (if applicable), the names of at least
three referees, and a teaching dossier with evaluations of
teaching performance. Finalists will be asked to send letters of
reference and transcripts directly to the Department. The
closing date for applications is 1 April 2009. All application
materials should be sent directly to:

M Elizabeth (Betsy) Boone Chair Department of Art and Design
3-98 Fine Arts Building University of Alberta Edmonton AB T6G
2C9 Canada

For further information about the position, or the Department,
please contact the Chair by email at [log in to unmask]


Head of Department of Art and Design, Middlesex University,
(with Professorial designation for suitable candidate)

The School of Arts and Education at Middlesex University seeks
an outstanding individual to lead its Department of Art and
Design. The post offers the very rare opportunity to shape the
future direction of a major London Department in the context of
the move of Art and Design to purpose-built, multi-million
pound, state-of-the-art accommodation at our Hendon campus in

Middlesex Art and Design graduates are leaders across their
fields of work, gaining high profile roles and making successful
careers in areas including fashion, graphics, textiles, fine art
and interior architecture. The University continues to invest
heavily in subject-specific facilities and resources, which are
currently undergoing further improvement and development. 1450
students are currently enrolled on Art and Design Programmes.

There is a strong research culture within the Department. It
achieved excellent results in RAE 2001 and has seen a
significant improvement in RAE 2008.

The person appointed will be expected to contribute to the
overall development of both the University and School

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact
Professor Edward J Esche on +44 (0)20 8411 6367.

To apply please download an application pack from
http://www.mdx.ac.uk/jobs or contact us requesting an
application pack quoting ref ARTS142J.
Email [log in to unmask]
Telephone 020 8411 6110.

Closing date 16 February 2009.
Interviews will be on 20 March 2009 at our Trent Park / Cat Hill



ImaginationLancaster is a creative Research Lab that generates
alternative possibilities for the future using experimental
approaches and design thinking to aid decision-making.

Linking across discipline boundaries and enabling
inter-disciplinary research, the Lab uses innovative research
strategies combining traditional science, social science methods
and practice based research which arises from the arts.

You will work with the Directors and team to further develop
ImaginationLancaster and to lead in design research related to
places and spaces. Undertaking your own research, you will also
develop the research group, make connections with existing
activities at the University nationally and internationally,
actively bid for research funding, supervise doctoral students,
and contribute to the development and delivery of Masters level

Informal enquiries to the Directors of ImaginationLancaster,
Professors Rachel Cooper and Stuart Walker, email:
[log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]


International Journal of Design
Vol. 2(3) December 2008 | Table of Contents

Original Articles

Consumer-Product Attachment: Measurement and Design Implications
Hendrik N.J. Schifferstein, Elly P.H. Zwartkruis-Pelgrim

Representing Artefacts as Media: Modelling the Relationship
Between Designer Intent and Consumer Experience
Nathan Crilly, Anja Maier, P John Clarkson

Cinematographic Techniques in Architectural Animations and Their
Effects on Viewers' Judgment
Eui-Jee Hah, Peter Schmutz, Alexandre Nicolas Tuch, Doris
Agotai, Martin Wiedmer, Klaus Opwis

Cross-Functional Cooperation with Design Teams in New Product
Bo Young Kim , Bum-Kyu Kang

Design Case Studies

Switch! Energy Ecologies in Everyday Life
Ramia Maze , Johan Redstroem


Why Do We Need Doctoral Study in Design?
Meredith Davis

Acknowledgement of Reviewers


SUSDESIGNTEACH: Sustainable Design Teaching
New discussion group on teaching sustainable design

Lecturers and instructors putting together courses on
sustainable design often find themselves looking for suitable
case studies and occasionally wondering why students don't seem
to get it, or conversley, overwhelmed by student interest. They
wonder how to convey the severity of the challenges without
dooming and glooming their students. They wonder how other
people are handling these challenges.

Now there's a way to find out. The new discussion list is meant
to connect people who are working on the complexities of
teaching sustainable design. It's a place to ask questions
("does anybody have a good case study for ...") and to provide
feedback. It's a place to discuss ways of teaching, for example,
how we balance "green" or "ecological" sustainability against
economic and cultural sustainability in our classes or
curriculums. It's a place to find partners for joint projects or
announce new resources related to teaching sustainable design.

The discussion list, called SUSDESIGNTEACH is open to all
interested parties. To subscribe, visit the JISCMail website:


To join, select "join or leave SUSDESIGNTEACH" and when the
popup dialogue box appears, enter either your first and last
name, or first initial and last name, or enter "anonymous" and
your subscription will be hidden (you will remain "anonymous"
only until you post to the list). When you join, consider
posting a short note to the list about yourself and your


1-3 April 2009: Design Connexity -- 8th International Conference
of the European Academy of Design. Robert Gordons University,
Aberdeen, UK.

Design Connexity

As the trend towards globalisation continues there is a growing
connectedness between all our actions and a growing
interdependence between the social, economic and the
environmental. This increasing connectedness raises new moral
and ethical issues and challenges. This concept has been termed
'connexity' (Mulgan, 1998) and provides the title for the
conference and the backdrop for the themes of the EAD 08
Conference, which seeks to explore the implications of these
trends for design research and practice.


The Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Izmir University of
Economics, TURKEY, is seeking colleagues to start full-time
beginning Fall 2009.

Izmir University of Economics, founded in 2001, is the first
private university in Turkey's Aegean Region and is the
fastest-growing institution of higher education in Turkey. The
medium of instruction of all lectures is English. The Faculty of
Fine Arts and Design consists of five departments: Architecture,
Communication Design, Fashion Design, Industrial Design and
Interior Architecture. See http://fadf.ieu.edu.tr/index.php for
more information.

The first year studio education at Izmir University of Economics
Faculty of Fine Arts and Design is unique in that all students
(approximately 300) from all departments are mixed together,
regardless of discipline, to experience a shared foundation

The faculty is seeking an individual who is able to bridge our
five disciplines and lead a team of 12-18 full- and part-time
instructors in providing this shared art and design first year
education. Applications from individuals from any design
background are welcome, but they must be able and willing to
specialize in providing a curriculum that introduces and
reinforces "the basics" that are common to all design

Applicants must hold a Masters degree (PhD preferred), and have
a minimum of 5 years previous studio teaching experience at
university level. Applicants with substantial first-year and/or
art and design foundation teaching experience are especially
encouraged to apply.

Both positions will teach architectural design studio and a
support course related to building systems, structures,
sustainability, or any other technical specialty. Keeping in
mind that the emphasis of the department is on the intellectual
content of architecture, candidates will also participate in the
integration of technical content into the program's studios.
Candidates with experience and/or interest in the use of digital
technologies in architectural design are highly encouraged to

While a PhD in a field related to architecture is desired, a
Master's degree with professional registration may also be
considered. At least two years' teaching experience at
university level is also preferred.*

The successful candidate will provide entry level instruction,
focusing on the fundamental elements of fashion design
including, research, concept development, product design
development and realisation, while developing key skills such as
sketchbook creation, mood board development and basic fashion

The successful candidate will work in a team oriented department
and should be a dynamic, enthusiastic, and dedicated educator.
Candidates should have an ability to design course curriculum
materials and deliver lessons in English; they will also be
responsible for day-to-day administrative, academic, and
managerial decisions.

Applicants must hold a Masters degree (PhD preferred), and a
minimum of 2 years previous teaching experience at university

For all positions, the consideration of applications will begin
immediately. Applications must be received by 2 February 2009.
Applicants must send a curriculum vitae, a letter of application
explaining how they fulfill the requirements of the positions,
examples of professional work and/or student projects overseen
by the candidate (maximum 20 pages or one CD), and the names and
contact details of three references, clearly marking the
position applying for, to the relevant contact person:

Foundation Position: Asst. Prof. Dr. Christopher S. Wilson
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Architecture Position: Asst. Prof. Dr. Christopher S. Wilson
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Fashion Design Position: Angela Burns, Lecturer
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at the following postal address:

Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Izmir University of Economics
Sakarya Caddesi No: 156 Balcova, IZMIR 35330 T U R K E Y

Social Science Research Internship
Digital Health Group, Intel (Ireland)

The Digital Health team Europe, based in Leixlip, Ireland (just
west of Dublin) is looking for a Social Science intern to spend
between 9 and 11 months with a team of designers, engineers and
social scientists working on two major research projects in 4
European countries. Intel has pioneered the use of social
science in the technology/innovation space - this position
offers the opportunity to gain some exposure and experience to
this field.

Intel's Digital Health Group (see
http://www.intel.com/healthcare/) is currently working to
develop technology platforms than enable transformations in the
way that health and social care is experienced and configured.
Currently areas of interest include chronic disease management,
and independent living / ageing populations. To date, interns in
this group have encountered a wide range of the teams' overall
work. Projects involve a differing degree of design,
engineering, social science or business focus but interns are
guaranteed to encounter a mix of disciplines, a range of project
sizes and types and to see a lot of variety. There is the real
opportunity of putting social science theory and enquiry into
application. Our aim with internships is to give the student a
central position in a project - this allows them to learn from
how we do things, but gives them the opportunity to share their
skills and experiences with colleagues. Internships are paid
positions. In 2009, we are embarking on research in several
European countries, focusing on care pathways for older people
and those with chronic disease. We are particularly interested
in hearing from people with European language ability and/or
knowledge or interest in these areas of research

An intern's responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Conduct primary, qualitative research to understand human
needs for, and responses to, new technologies in the health and
social care and independent living arenas
- Participate in multi-person, multi-disciplinary projects
involving social scientists, engineers and designers - Translate
research results into actionable ideas for both new technologies
and business strategy - Report to Social Science research groups
in Ireland and Portland, Oregon

- Must currently be enrolled in a Ph.D. in Anthropology,
Sociology, Social Policy or similar discipline at an accredited
university within the European Union.
- Fluency in English and one or more other major European
- History of ethnographic research accomplishments
- Experience working with interdisciplinary teams.
- Able to provide meaningful contributions and work well in a
team with other social scientists and designers
- Expertise or demonstrable interest in developing health and
social care related concepts, prototypes, or products would be
an added advantage
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Next Steps:

Please ensure you meet the criteria above before contacting For
further information on this position, and background on the
types of projects we have completed and are planning, please
contact Simon Roberts
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and David Prendergast
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Forum for research on sensory studies of human environment

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5-9 April, 2009, Boston, MA, USA
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- Early Registration Deadline: 15 February 2009
- Late Registration Deadline: 28 March 2009
- Onsite Registration Starts: 4 April 2009

Most registration fees reduced from last year!
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CHI 2009 focuses on digital life in a new world. As our world
moves online, we increasingly use electronic means to work,
play, and communicate. CHI 2009 will showcase the research and
design of innovative systems to help us navigate this
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CHI 2009 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is home
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The Open University, UK
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Design (two posts)
GBP36,532-GBP43,622 / GBP46,278-GBP52,086 depending on
qualifications and experience

Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Ref: 5365/5237
Based in Milton Keynes, UK

The Design Group at the Open University provides teaching and
research in the principles, processes and practice of design in
the areas of: Design Thinking; Sustainability; and Complexity

We invite applications from candidates at any stage in their
careers who will make a significant contribution to the group in
both research and education.

The Design Group is developing considerable expertise in
multimedia learning technologies and we expect the Senior
Lecturer/Lecturer to contribute to the further development of
these. We also have excellent new research facilities in the
group for successful candidates to utilise in their work.

The Design Group is an interdisciplinary centre with an
international reputation for research (awarded top grades in all
Research Assessment Exercises) and highly innovative courses.
The group generates income, through research funding and
teaching that exceeds #6 million per annum.

For detailed information and how to apply go to
www3.open.ac.uk/employment, call the Recruitment Secretary on
+44 (0)1908 654161 or email [log in to unmask] quoting
the reference number. Closing date: 5 February 2009


This long established newsletter has been revised. The Online
News is now hosted by the Institute for Human Centered Design
(formerly Adaptive Environments). The new format will bring
highlights of each issue to your email and the opportunity to
read the entire newsletter on our website, by clicking on a
link. We'll be publishing on a quarterly basis; Winter. Spring,
Summer and Fall. Please be sure to click on "Winter Newsletter"
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As always, please do check out the Calendar for upcoming events.
Information from the Online News can still be freely copied and
quoted as long as the individual author, and/or web site and
this source is cited. Previous issues of the Online News are
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Current Issue: Winter 2009

We invite you to submit articles and information about universal
design education, advocacy, and practice. Send e-mail to
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