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Design Research News, December 2010

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DESIGN RESEARCH NEWS Volume 15 Number 12 Dec 2010 ISSN 1473-3862
DRS Digital Newsletter      http://www.designresearchsociety.org


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


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CONTENTS







o   Editorial

o   DRS SYMPOSIUM '2050 and all that...'

o   DRS SIG Design Pedagogy

o   Calls

o   Announcements


o   The Design Research Society: information

o   Digital Services of the DRS

o   Subscribing and unsubscribing to DRN

o   Contributing to DRN







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EDITORIAL







Whatever you may celebrate at this time of year, and for whatever
reason, I hope you have a great time. Design Research News will
be back in mid January 2011 to begin its sixteenth year of
publication.


-- David Durling







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DRS ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

The DRS Annual Symposium '2050 and all that...'  on  design
opportunities for a sustainable future will be held from mid day
on Friday 10 December 2010 at the Birmingham Institute of Art and
Design, Birmingham UK and will include a buffet lunch.

The main speakers are: John Thackara (Doors of Perception) 
Tracey Bhamra (Loughborough University) 
Emma Dewberry (Open University)
Tim Cooper (Nottingham Trent University)

There will be plenty of time for discussion, including lunch, an
expert panel session, and an after conference party.

2050 has been established in the public mind, rightly or wrongly,
as a pivotal year. Many studies have focused on challenges and
opportunities arising in the period leading to 2050 and the
promise of a sustainable future. On the other hand, some believe
that the world will end.

If humankind is to survive, we face considerable changes to our
lifestyles over the next forty or so years. With population
growth and depletion of natural resources etc. coinciding in
2050, there are threats to national economies, food and water
security, and potential for social unrest. Cradle to cradle
approaches to design force us to radically rethink our approaches
to the built environment, the currently wasteful nature of
production, and the ways in which we design and promote designed
environments, products and services.

Our future can sound very gloomy. We certainly face some big
challenges, but the lead up to 2050 also offers great
opportunities for designers to change things for the better. We
have created the desires that drive present consumption, and we
have the capacity to change those desires for the better.

This symposium will gaze at the future and how we - designers -
might shape it. The event brings together a small number of
speakers with diverse perspectives who are optimistically seeking
new approaches.

There are a small number of free places for postgraduate research
students.

Please note that the last date for bookings has been extended to
Sunday 5 December. No further bookings will be accepted after
this date.

Full details and programme from:

http://www.designresearchsociety.org

* The symposium will be preceded by presentation of the Design
Studies Award. This will be made by the President of DRS, Nigel
Cross, to Linden Ball.

** The DRS AGM (for DRS members only) is being held in the
morning of 10 December. All DRS members have been notified, but
if you would like to attend, please register via the website, or
contact the administrator via the 'contact us' section.







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DRS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP DESIGN PEDAGOGY

We would like to invite DRS members to The Design Pedagogy SIG
symposium being held at Coventry University, on 28th January 2011

It was clear from the number of papers on Design Pedagogy at the
DRS International Conference in Montreal that it represents a key
area of interest for a significant number of DRS members.

A selection of these papers will form the basis for further
presentations at a one day symposium to be held at Coventry
University on Friday 28th January 2011. This will provide an
opportunity to look at recent developments in research and
scholarship in these areas, and for colleagues who were not able
to attend the conference it will be a chance to catch up on what
is happening.

The symposium is free to DRS members who let us know they are
coming. If you would like to attend please contact Michael Tovey
([log in to unmask]) or Jane Arthur
([log in to unmask]). It would be helpful if you could let
us know by 15th December.







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CALLS







15-18 August 2011: 18th International Conference on Engineering
Design: ICED11, Denmark.

We are pleased to invite you to prepare and submit a paper to the
18th International Conference on Engineering Design: ICED11,
which will be held at The Technical University of Denmark, on
15th-18th August 2011. We invite high-quality submissions for
ICED11, on topics that cover substantial, original and previously
unpublished research. Applied, theoretical and results-oriented
papers from both academia and industry, based on rigorous
analysis or argumentation, will all be considered for inclusion.
Submissions should aim to fit into one of the nine conference
themes, see www.iced11.org.

ICED is a biannual conference, with a growing academic and
industrial audience. The conference has its roots in engineering,
but has radically broadened in scope, to a general understanding
of designing as an activity, its human factors and knowledge
aspects, its composed and multi-disciplinary nature, and its
societal role and importance. Design has a central role in
bringing engineering and technology to practical use. We have
chosen, therefore, that ICED11 will focus on the balancing of the
societal impact of engineering design.

The schedule and deadlines for submission and registration to
ICED11 are as follows:

August 2010:  Online submission ope
14th January 2011:  Submission of full papers
28th March 2011:  Final acceptance of papers
April 2011:  Preliminary programme
11th April 2011:  Camera-ready papers
10th June 2011:  Early bird registration deadline
June 2011:  Final programme 15th-18th
August 2011:  Conference 19th August 2011:  Technical Visits

All papers, which must be submitted as full papers, will be
subject to a double-blind reviewing process. Paper submissions
are to be made through the ICED11 Conference Management System,
where registered authors will have access to the evaluations of
their papers, thus aiding them in preparing the final
camera-ready version of their papers. For submission
instructions, paper templates and a link to the conference
management system, follow this link: www.iced11.org.

If you have any colleagues who might be interested in making a
submission to the conference, please feel free to forward this
e-mail to them.

http://www.iced11.org







31 October - 4 November 2011: IASDR 4th World Conference on
Design Research

We are pleased to invite you to submit proposals for papers or
posters to IASDR2011, the 4th World Conference on Design
Research, to be held at Delft University of Technology in the
Netherlands, on October 31 - November 4, 2011.

The theme of IASDR11 is DIVERSITY and UNITY. The conference aims
to provide a unique global forum for the presentation and
discussion of research into fundamental aspects of design
activity and experience across all domains of application,
including industrial design, architectural design and planning,
different branches of engineering design, software, interaction
and media design, etc.

IASDR - The International Association of Societies of Design
Research - was established on November 1, 2005. The purpose of
the Association is to promote research and study into the
activity of design in all its many fields of application, through
encouraging collaboration on an international level between
independent societies of design research. The Association
promotes, amongst other activities, the organisation of biennial
International Congresses of Design Research, at appropriate
venues around the world. Congresses have been organised in Taiwan
(2005), Hong Kong (2007) and Seoul (2009). See: www.iasdr.org

The schedule and deadlines for submission and registration to
IASDR 2011 are as follows:

- 4 February 2011: Deadline submission of proposals
- 21 March 2011: Notification of acceptance sent to authors
- 20 May 2011: Full paper submission
- 1 August 2011: Reviews sent to authors
- 2 Sept: Final papers uploaded
- 31 October 2011: Start conference

Proposals for papers (completed research) or posters (work in
progress) of no more than 800 words, as well as full papers will
be subject to a double-blind reviewing process. Authors of
accepted proposals will receive an invitation to submit a full
paper or a poster.
Submissions of proposals are to be made
through the IASDR11 Conference Management System, where
registered authors will have access to the evaluations of their
papers. For more information and a link to the conference
management system, follow this link:

http://www.iasdr2011.org







17 May 2011: Cabinet: Connection and Collection: Architecture,
Design and Education
School of Architecture, Design and Environment, University of
Plymouth Uk and Plymouth City Museum and Archives UK

School of Architecture, Design and Environment, University of
Plymouth and Plymouth City Museum and Archives: Tuesday 17th May
2011

This event, hosted by University Plymouth, and the Design
Knowledge Research Group in partnership with Plymouth City Museum
and Archives is a one-day conference to coincide with an
exhibition in Peninsula Arts Gallery. The symposium will detail
notions of heritage, place-making, museum and university
connections.

Introduction
Is the best defence to funding cuts to accelerate the drive to
think less about museums as places where things are kept, and
more about them as places where interactive learning takes place,
playing a role in a wider civic, social and economic context? Are
we now shifting into an era where we move away from designing for
people and towards designing with people, through active
co-creation, where people are active participants in the process
rather than passive test subjects or observers? And can we go
further towards the emerging practice, towards designing by
people? How can our museums and universities facilitate this?
What can be the radical, contemporary strategies that release the
historical perspectives of the architectures of the museum and
refocus them towards different connections and how can the design
of museums and the design of experiences contribute to this?

This conference will follow several of these themes and will give
current focus to the following:

- How would government funding be used to encourage museums to
seek out more self-supporting governance models, and build the
skills, leadership and confidence that will enable them to
succeed as economically sustainable parts of the cultural
economy.

- How can museums see themselves primarily as open spaces for
sharing learning where the public, rather than passively observe,
can meet, participate and converse - and where after the visit,
the conversation continues through the use of digital technology

- What scholarship and expertise levels can be embedded in some
institutions and shared better and gaps identified. How can the
sharing of access to all publicly supported databases work?

- How can museums work and collaborate with, partners who bring
the most public benefit, including commercial, social and
educational organisations.

The conference seeks diverse responses from a broad range of
disciplines. Conference will run in conjunction with an
Exhibition at the Peninsula Arts Gallery featuring the work of
twelve architects and designers and their responses to Plymouth
City Museum and Archives. The conference proceedings will be
published. Conference publication will come afterward and
selected authors will be asked for a commitment to deliver a book
chapter within 90 days of their return home from the conference.
This book will allow people to expand and improve their papers
with new insights and ideas based on the conference conversation.
The publication will be guest edited and published by Imprint
Academic.

Key speakers from a range of practice-based and academic
backgrounds include:

Glen Adamson: Victorian and Albert Museum, London
Lucy Bullivant: Architect and Curator
Peter Higgins: Architect and Designer 'Land Design'
Neil Leach: Architectural and Cultural Critic
Bill Moggeridge: Director of Cooper Hewitt, NYC

Cabinet: Connection and Collection: Architecture, Design and
Education: is hosted by the Design Knowledge Group, University of
Plymouth. The conveners are, Peter Quinn Davis, Roberto Fraquelli

Submission deadline for abstracts: December 20th 2010
Notification: February 30th 2011

Please send abstracts of no more than 300-words and a short CV
via email to Lynne Saunders, School of Architecture, Design and
Environment, University of Plymouth: [log in to unmask]
<[log in to unmask]>







12-13 May 2011: FLOW: a conference in two parts

Two linked conferences - FLOW 1 and FLOW 2 - will address issues
of the relationships between interiors and landscape. FLOW 1 will
take a historical perspective covering the period from the late
nineteenth century to the present day. It will be hosted by the
Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) in collaboration with the
Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University, in London on the
12th and 13th May 2011. FLOW 2 takes a critical approach to
contemporary environments, and will develop themes and issues
that emerge at FLOW 1 in London. This conference will take place
at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia,
in February 2012.

The FLOW conferences invite scholarship that focuses on the
relationships between interiors and landscape. This recognises
that the 'transitional spaces' of the home - conservatories,
balconies, picture windows etc. - have offered, and continue to
offer, new configurations for mediating the exterior and interior
as intermediate zones of occupation and performance. Equally the
continuous, undefined urban condition of supermodern public
spaces - international airports, shopping malls and post
industrial parks etc. - render problematic the relatively simple
concepts of 'inside' and 'outside', 'private' and 'public' and
'domestic' and 'non-domestic'. The 'fluidity' of landscape space
and time is similarly informing critical discussion about design,
change, occupation and conservation in the outside environment.

For FLOW 1 we welcome proposals for 20 minute conference papers.
They may take the form of historical or contemporary case-studies
that examine an aspect of visual, material or spatial culture of
the interior/exterior with reference to the following conference
themes:

- Indoor/outdoor continuities of the ephemeral and the material
- Spatial ambiguity as presence/disturbance
- The public in the private/the private in the public
- The domestic in the non-domestic/the non-domestic in the
domestic
- Transitional spaces
- Navigating space through time

An abstract of 300 words should be submitted to
[log in to unmask] (subject header:  FLOW 1) Please include a
separate biographical paragraph (maximum 200 words) including
your institutional affiliation, position, and the title of your
paper. This will appear in the conference programme if your paper
is selected. The aim is to publish refereed papers from both
conferences in a single publication.

The deadline for abstracts is 3RD JANUARY 2011.







28-30 November 2011: AMBIENCE'11

CALL FOR CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION PARTICIPATION - FIRST CALL
WELCOME TO AMBIENCE'11  ( http://www.ambience11.se ) ...where art,
technology and design meet

An international conference, and exhibition, which welcomes
researchers and artists/designers/architects to the University of
Boras 28-30 November 2011.

The Ambience conference focuses on the intersections and
interfaces between technology, art and design. The first
international conference in the Ambience series was held in
Tampere, Finland in 2005. In Tampere 2005 the basic theme was
"Intelligent ambience, including intelligent textiles, smart
garments, intelligent home and living environment". In Boras 2008
it was "Smart Textiles - Technology & Design" and in Boras 2011
it will be the new expressional crossroads where art, design,
architecture and technology meet; digital architecture,
interaction design, new media art and smart textiles.

With a foundation in artistic practice the conference will be
organized as a meeting place where art, design, architect and
technology communities can come together to discuss and share
ideas on the interfaces between art and technology development; a
place where art, design, architecture and technology can meet and
interact, to inform each other, and to bring new ideas back to
their own community. The conference will include sessions for
paper presentations as well as an exhibition for the presentation
of art, design and architectural work.

We welcome contributions from the areas of art, design and
architecture where new technology plays a key role and also
contributions from areas of technology where focus is on
applications in contemporary art, design and architecture.

Keynote speakers will introduce discussions about, and critical
reflections on, the future development of the intersections
between artistic practice and technology. Concerts and
performances will also display artistic perspectives on modern
technology.

The conference is organized by The University of Boras in
cooperation with Tampere University of Technology and is a part
of the Smart Textiles Initiative - www.smarttextiles.se

Submitting
Extended abstracts of papers and exhibition proposals should be
submitted no later than: April 1 2011.

http://www.ambience11.se







23 June 2011: Create11. The interaction design symposium, London

On Thursday 23rd June 2011 the CREATE Conference will host a
one-day symposium in Shoreditch House, London. In order to build
on last year's successful three-day conference in Edinburgh, the
2011 event will be a forum to discuss creative practice in
interaction design in preparation for a full-scale conference in
2012.

The Language of Creativity
The theme of this year's event is The Language of Creativity. The
CREATE committee want to encourage discussion around the issues
of how creativity is interpreted and used in collaborative and
interdisciplinary interaction design projects. Critical to this
dialogue is the involvement of both researchers and
practitioners. The symposium will provide an opportunity to share
project experiences and emerging themes in this hybrid field. The
CREATE committee invites examples of novel design practice,
methods and ideas from the commercial, academic and public
sectors. Examples of web, mobile, product, artistic and
service-based design are all encouraged.

Submissions
Submissions can take one of three forms: (1)  Full papers - Max 6
pages in ACM format  (download from ACM website:
www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates)
(2)  Short papers - Max 2 pages, any format, pdf
(3)  Digital posters - One page, landscape, pdf

Submissions can cover a range of topics, for example:
- Case study reports
- Work in progress
- Design methodologies
- Practice overviews and approaches
- Evaluation techniques
- Theoretical perspectives
- New ideas and critical analysis

IMPORTANT DATES
All submissions : 28th February 2011
Notification of acceptance :  Early April 2011

http://www.create-conference.org

CREATE is jointly organised by the Human-Computer Interaction
Specialist Group of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors,
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT's Interaction Specialist
Group and Edinburgh Napier University's Centre for Interaction
Design.







4 March, 2011: MEDIATING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: EXPLORING THE WAY
FORWARD
Symposium organised by the Centre for Journalism and
Communication Research at The Media School, Bournemouth
University, UK
In collaboration with the MeCCSA Climate Change, Environment and
Sustainability Network

http://www.meccsa.org.uk/events/upcoming-events/mediating-
environmental-change

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Mediating Environmental Change symposium will facilitate a
debate on emerging and established forms and practices of
environmental reporting - including climate change, conservation
and sustainability. We aim to provide a lively discussion forum
evolving around pertinent issues arising from a series of panels
and keynote speakers.

You are invited to express interest in contributing your
reflections or findings from relevant research as outlined below.
Discussion points

Indicative list of questions that could be addressed by the
symposium:
- How has the internet altered environmental communication?
- How are different forms of media used to mobilise protest and
engagement around environmental change and politics?
- How does communication of science, risk and change influence
public understanding of sustainability and the environment?
- What characterises reporting of environmental sustainability,
climate change and conservation?
- In what ways can different stakeholders work together to
influence policy and bring about positive change?
- How can environmental change and sustainability be incorporated
into the curriculum and academic practice?

SUBMISSIONS
For panel presentations, please submit abstracts of no more than
150 words by 10 January, 2011 using the online form at
http://www.meccsa.org.uk/events/upcoming-events/mediating-
environmental-change or via email to Einar Thorsen at
[log in to unmask] Please include a title, full
institutional affiliation, and five key words.

SCHEDULE
The symposium will take place on 4 March 2011 in the town centre
at The Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University, 89
Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB.

The event is open to all interested parties.
Deadline for abstracts: 10 January, 2011.
Conference outline and registration will be published shortly
after.
Lunch and beverages will be provided.

THE CENTRE FOR JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
The symposium is organised by the CJCR, which brings together the
Journalism Research Group and the Narrative Research Group from
within the Media School, Bournemouth University. Launched in
2009, and directed by Professor Stuart Allan, the CJCR represents
an array of interests and expertise, and is committed to engage
in real-world issues of pressing significance.

Website: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/imcr/cjcr/

MECCSA CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK
The aim of the network is to strengthen the ability of MeCCSA and
its members to respond to and lead the worldwide academic
contribution to understanding media, communication and cultural
studies where they meet issues of climate change, environment and
sustainable development; it will do this by continually encourage
MeCCSA and its members to conduct research and seek interventions
that account for the sustainability of its impact.

Website: http://www.meccsa.org.uk/climate-change-network/







CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the
Arts

Special Issue
SOCIALLY RESPONSIVE DESIGN:

Understanding the differences between service design, social
design and social innovation and identifying tools and methods
for designing and evaluating social change

CALL FOR PAPERS

GUEST EDITORS:
Lorraine Gamman, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  
Adam Thorpe, Socially Responsive Design Hub, Central Saint
Martins College of Arts and Design [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>  

SCOPE:
Academic and design practitioners are invited to submit papers on
a range of topics that might include, but not be limited to:

- Interrogation of the differences between social innovation,
social design, social enterprise and service design and how the
activities these terms describe interrelate in practice.

- Review of the methodologies of service design, social design
and social innovation delivered by design led individuals and
organizations, to understand their similarities and differences,
strengths and weaknesses.

- Review of the account of social responsibility through design
linked to up to date case studies and any forms of evidence or
evaluation of their impact.

- Accounts from other disciplines or socially led organisations,
relating to how social change is measured and how these
metrologies contribute to evaluation of social impact.

The aim of this Special Issue of CoDesign is to interrogate
"Design which takes as its primary driver social issues, its main
consideration social impact and its main objective social change"
(Gamman & Thorpe, 2006)[1]

The concept of social responsibility, the notion that an
individual, group of individuals or organisations has
responsibility to society, may be topical but has been around as
long as humanity. The benefit of such responsibility to society
was described by Darwin, who argued that: "Although a high
standard of morality gives but a slight or no advantage to each
individual man and his children over the other men of the same
tribe...an advancement in the standard of morality will certainly
give an immense advantage to one tribe over another (and
therefore those within it)"[2]

Darwin is talking in terms of competition rather than altruism or
empathy, his argument is nevertheless clear; those societies made
up of individuals that accept inclusive, collective goals and
responsibilities are more likely to be prosperous and
self-sustaining than those that don't.

A century later the idea that design has a responsibility to
society and environment was crucially defined by Papanek, who
argued alongside contemporaries, such as Buckminster Fuller and
EF Schumacher, that: "Design has become the most powerful tool
with which man shapes his tools and environments (and, by
extension, society and himself)". [3]

Given the enormous impact of design, Papanek addressed the
conscience of the designer and argued that they should seek to
make a positive contribution to society and the environment by
focusing on six core themes:

- Design for the third world
- Design for the elderly and disabled (design for minorities)
- Design for medicine, surgery, dentistry and hospital equipment
(health)
- Design for experimental research
- Design for sustaining human life under marginal conditions,
survival systems/hostile environments
- Design for breakthrough concepts

Papanek also argued that other kinds of design consumed resources
in pursuit of financial profit and had a negative impact on both
society and environment. Consequently those designers who engaged
with the market should contribute either 1/10 of their time or
1/10 of their income to socially responsible projects while
continuing with their jobs.

More recent notions of responsible design are less dismissive of
the market and economic imperatives. Morelli argues; "The time
has come to review Papanek... from a new perspective, which
reduces the distance between market-based and socially oriented
initiatives".[4]

The addition of economics to the social and environmental
imperatives of Papanek provides 'a triple bottom line' for
considering design innovation that contributes to sustainability.

Building social and environmental resilience and sustainability
is of paramount concern to government, and public and third
sector agencies, facing the challenge of delivering public
services more efficiently and effectively with less resource.
Since the millennium the challenge of delivering more for less
has preoccupied several design organisations that have sought to
apply collaborative, human and user-centric design methodologies
to service design, social design and social innovation delivering
products, services and environments that contribute to
efficiencies in meeting societal challenges including health,
crime, ageing population, energy use and climate change.

These societal challenges constitute 'wicked' and 'complex'
design problems that require us to address multiple and combined
stakeholders, agendas and contexts.

Complex problems require an ordered approach; involve multiple
stakeholders, multiple agendas and multiple contexts. This
special issue of CoDesign seeks to articulate and review the
methodologies that underpin this approach and assess their value.

Deadline for submission: 28 January 2011
Proposed timetable to publication thereafter:
Post-review notification of decisions: 30 April 2011
Deadline for submission of revised papers: 30 June 2011
Final selected papers to production: 9 September 2011
Publication of Special Issue: December 2011

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS:
Manuscripts should be prepared according to guidelines which can
be found
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t716100698~
tab=submit~mode=paper_submission_instructions

All submissions should be made online at the CoDesign Manuscript
Central site at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ncdn

New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged
on to the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre.
Online user guides and access to a helpdesk are available on this
website.

Manuscripts may be submitted in any standard format, including
Word, PostScript and PDF. Authors should prepare and upload two
versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text,
while in the second all document information identifying the
author should be removed from files to allow them to be sent
anonymously to referees. When uploading files authors should
define the non-anonymous version as "File not for review".

All published articles will undergo rigorous peer review, based
on initial guest editors screening and anonymous refereeing by
independent expert referees.

Potential authors should contact Professor Lorraine Gamman
([log in to unmask]) with any questions about the Special 
Issue.

For further Information about CoDesign go to:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/ncdn







8-10 September 2011: DHS Annual Conference 2011, Barcelona
Call for Papers

Theme: Design Activism and Social Change
Venues: Universitat de Barcelona and Foment de les Arts
Decoratives

Convenor:  Guy Julier
Organizers:  Fundacio Historia del Disseny, Barcelona

Design activism has emerged in recent years as a term to denote
creative practices that invoke social, political and
environmental agency. Typically, it distances itself from
commercial or mainstream public policy-driven approaches.
Instead, it embraces marginal, non-profit or politically engaged
design theories, articulations and actions.

This conference offers an important opportunity for design
students, academics and practitioners to participate in the
development of historical enquiry into design activism. It
welcomes the presentation of original research that helps deepen
and widen our understanding of its practices and theories,
contexts and discourses.  The types of design expression that
this conference includes, but are not limited to, are
professional and non-professional industrial, graphic, craft,
textile, fashion, urban, spatial, interior, digital and service
design.

Further details:  www.historiadeldisseny.org/congres

Closing date for receipt of abstracts: 31 January 2011







8-9 September 2011: The 13th International Conference on
Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, EPDE11, will
be held at City University, London, on 8-9 September 2011.  The
Conference will be a unique opportunity for educators,
practitioners and students from design-related fields to meet and
exchange experiences in connecting design and business through
creativity and innovation.  City University is an educational
institution for business and the professions, located in Central
London - one of the most vibrant business and design centres in
the world.

Conference topics include:
- Design education in practice
- Design methodology in education
- Best practice in design education
- Design education and business
- Creativity in design education
- International collaboration
- Global product development
- Linking Bachelor, Master and PhD level education
- New design education paradigms
- Synergies between engineering and product design education
- Scientific methods for course evaluation
- Professional perspectives for design students
- Technology transfer through design
- Research networks of design educators

http://www.iepde.org/epde11/







SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Papers

Now in its 38th year, the SIGGRAPH conference is the premier
international event on computer graphics and interactive
techniques. SIGGRAPH 2011 is expected to draw an estimated 25,000
professionals from five continents to Vancouver, British
Columbia. The SIGGRAPH conference attracts the most respected
technical and creative people from all over planet Earth. The
SIGGRAPH community includes people everywhere who are excited by
research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity,
education, and the web. SIGGRAPH 2011 is sponsored by The
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an educational and
scientific society uniting the world's computing educators,
researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share
resources and address the field's challenges

SIGGRAPH 2011, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, features not
only artists and artwork, but also the processes and theoretical
frameworks for making art and contextualizing its place in
society. Art Papers explore the changing roles of artists and the
methods of art-making in our increasingly networked and
computationally mediated world. Art Papers present excellent
ideas in accessible ways. They inform artistic disciplines, set
standards, and stimulate future trends.

In addition to core topics related to digital arts and
interactive techniques, Art Papers can also explore the theme of
SIGGRAPH 2011's juried Art Gallery: Tracing Home. Authors present
Art Papers in 20-minute sessions with five minutes of Q&A. The
papers will be organized in six categories: Project Description,
Thematic Survey, Application, Monograph (only if the author is no
longer active), Design Methods, or Position Paper. They will be
published in a special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the
International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. The
issue also includes visual documentation of the works exhibited
in the Art Gallery. Publication of this third special issue
coincides with SIGGRAPH 2011.

Submissions are due by 22:00 UTC/GMT, 14 January 2011.

http://www.siggraph.org/s2011/for_submitters/art-paper







CHI2011 Workshop - Feminism and Interaction Design

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Feminist HCI is a cross-disciplinary area of research that
combines feminist thinking with the concerns of human computer
interaction. At this stage, however, "feminist HCI" remains a
promising, yet underdeveloped term. The Feminism and Interaction
Design workshop aims at creating actionable opportunities for
design using feminist constructs and themes, reflecting on the
methodological implications of practicing feminist interaction
design, both philosophical and practical, and identifying
obstacles that inhibit research and design in this area.

We are particularly interested in the following issues:

- How do we use feminist theory and constructs to discover design
opportunities?

- What do the six qualities proposed in Bardzell 2010 mean for
interaction designers? Are there cases, applications, or problems
that enable us as a community to better understand and design for
these qualities?

- How can designers integrate abstract concepts, such as feminist
design qualities, with reasonably well-defined stakeholder needs;
empirical user and/or market data; human, technological, and
financial resources; and so forth? What is (or what should be)
that relationship?

- How do we evaluate whether a design process or product is
successful in its feminist aspirations? Is evaluation just a
judgment, or are there measures? Who gets to perform this
judgment, anyway?

We invite HCI researchers and designers interested in this topic
to submit a 4-6 page position paper in the ACM Extended Abstracts
format that addresses the workshop themes outlined above. Email
your paper to [log in to unmask] with subject
"CHI2011Workshop Submission" by Jan 14, 2011.

IMPORTANT DATES
- Submission deadline - Jan 14, 2011
- Notification of acceptance - Feb 11, 2011
- Workshop at CHI2011 - May 7 or 8, 2011

http://feministhciworkshop.wordpress.com/







CHI 2011 workshop - Designer Experience: Exploring Ways to Design
in Experience

Designers are not users, and they should not design for
themselves, but for the users. But what if a designer could be
and experience more like a user? Would it automatically improve
the quality of their designs as they could design for themselves?

We cordially invite researchers and practitioner of user-centered
design and user experience to participate in a one-day CHI
workshop on Designer Experience i.e. designing in the future
user's experiential system. Please submit position papers on the
following topics:

- Existence and feasibility of the paradigm Designer Experience
- Methodology to invoke experiences and design in experience
- Research topics and future uses for designer experience

For more details see the workshop's extended abstract "Designer
Experience: Exploring Ways to Design in Experience" at the
workshop website http://www.soberit.hut.fi/chi2011-dx/ .

Submit your 4-page position paper, in PDF (CHI extended abstract
format), and a short bio by email to mika.nieminen(at)tkk.fi by
January 14 2011. Papers will be reviewed and selected based on
their relevance to the workshop, uniqueness and ability to
contribute to the discussion.

Please note that participants must register for the workshop and
for at least one day of the CHI 2011 conference. Fee for a
one-day workshop is $175.

Important dates:
- Submission deadline - Jan 14, 2011
- Notification of acceptance - Feb 11, 2011
- Workshop at CHI2011 - May 7 or 8, 2011

http://www.soberit.hut.fi/chi2011-dx/







CHI 2011 WORKSHOP - HCI, Politics & the City: Engaging  Urban
Grassroots Movements for Reflection and Action

About the Workshop (May 7 - 8, 2011)
Grassroots movements shape our cities, cultures and politics. In
this two-day workshop, we invite HCI researchers, activists and
artists to engage with the processes, materials, challenges, and
goals of grassroots communities in Vancouver, the city hosting
CHI'11.

Vancouver has a rich history of bottom-up political movements.
Our workshop will facilitate a dialogue around the practical and
active engagement of HCI research with grassroots communities.
Working together with local organizations, workshop participants
will conduct explorations of urban spaces and activist
headquarters, participatory design sessions, reflection, critique
and creative design of political artifacts. We hope these
activities result in concrete design strategies, opportunities
for technical interventions and future collaborations in the
domain of political computing. Please read more about our
workshop themes and visit our call for submissions.

January 14, 2011: Workshop submissions deadline
February 1, 2011: Accepted submissions notified
May 7-8, 2011: Workshop held in Vancouver, Canada (location TBA)

WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS
From community gardens, street art and neighborhood watch
campaigns, to rallies, protests and large-scale revolutions,
bottom-up initiatives enable stakeholders to voice their concerns
and enact change. We hope to bring together a diverse group of
HCI researchers and practitioners, as well as activists and
public artists to explore the unique challenges, goals,
materials, and practices that underlie grassroots movements. We
invite submissions using one of the following formats:

Position paper in CHI archival format (maximum 4 pages); or

A photograph, video, website, etc. of a prior project,
installation or expression in a public space, along with a brief
description. The description (200 words or less) should include
the goal of the project (creative expression, political message,
etc.), the location and duration of installation; or

A creative proposal for a project (new system, interface,
campaign, etc.) or design exercise to engage an activist group in
Vancouver. The proposal can focus on an activist organization
that might co-organize our workshop (AHA Media, The Richmond
Fruit Tree Sharing Project, Pembina Institute) or another group
in Vancouver. The proposal can be any format, including a video,
website or write-up (maximum 4 pages) as long as it clearly
states the goals of the proposed project. In addition,
participants are asked to submit a brief (100 words or less)
personal biography.

We welcome submissions from participants outside the CHI
community (artists, activists, etc.) as well as HCI researchers
and participants from underrepresented disciplines within HCI
(e.g., anthropology, literature, philosophy, political sciences,
or the arts).

Submissions should be sent by email to [log in to unmask] by
January 14, 2011. Please include the text "CHI 2011 Workshop" in
the subject of your email.

WORKSHOP THEMES
The workshop will present a venue for participants, organizers
and collaborating organizations to share their knowledge of
social and technological practices that surround urban grassroots
movements. Our goal is to explore issues associated with
designing for--and with--urban grassroots communities. The workshop
will focus on the following themes:

Grassroots tools and expressions
What technological and non-technological tools are used to
achieve grassroots community goals? How is technology used to
coordinate collective social action? What barriers hinder these
processes?

Constraints
How do factors such as lack of funding, changing physical
environments and resources affect the role researchers play in
helping communities achieve their goals? How can technology
enable communities to adapt to changing conditions? What are
appropriate methods to engage community members in design
processes in the face of changing circumstances?

Failures and risks
At times, grassroots movements face direct opposition from
broader political structures, cultural practices and forces in
the city. What are the practices through which communities
overcome such challenges to enact change? How do groups recover
from technical and organizational breakdowns?

Autonomy
What methods are appropriate for designing with activist
communities as collaborators? How can researchers establish
rapport and trust with grassroots communities? How might
technology be designed to strengthen group solidarity-- and
potentially help recruit new community members?

Security and surveillance
How can researchers reconcile the ethical issues associated with
technologies that can be used to violate local or federal laws?
What are the underlying privacy and security implications for
protecting grassroots participants? How does a post 9-11 world,
marked by a culture of suspicion, surveillance and fear impact
activist strategies, particularly in regard to publically-placed
technical artifacts?

Power structures
What methods or approaches support decentralized power structures
in social change communities? How should designers approach
partnering with groups to empower the change they seek while
holistically taking into account community members' perspectives?
Could researchers' involvement with groups--and particular
members--unsettle or subvert power structures and community
relations?

Evaluation
What are appropriate metrics for evaluation of technologies
designed to support grassroots communities? What role should
action research play as a productive outcome of political
computing research? Should evidence of social change from design
interventions be an additional metric of evaluation?

http://staceyk.org/chi11workshop/







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ANNOUNCEMENTS







Interior Design
Clive Edwards, Loughborough University

Interior Design presents a critical introduction to contemporary
theory and practice.

The book highlights the key concepts behind the study of
interiors in order to present an inter-disciplinary overview of
the subject.Always aware that design is a practical discipline,
the book is illustrated throughout with examples and detailed
case studies of interior design practice.

For more information on Berg titles or to request a review copy
please contact: 
[log in to unmask] 
Court, 81 St Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW, UK
1865 245 104







12 October 2010 - 16 July 2011: Growing Knowledge: The evolution
of research
New digital research exhibition at the British Library

Join the debate and take part in our exciting new exhibition of
innovative digital research services and tools.
Visit our new exhibition and tell us what you think.

Get involved
- Search large audio files and uncover clips that are relevant to
your research
- Explore maps using advanced geospatial technologies
- Manipulate content across multiple media and save your work to
return to later
- Find out about new online resources and collections specific to
your research

Online
You can access many of these tools and content over the web so
you can experience the exhibition online or continue your guided
journey here if you have already visited the Library.
Follow what people are saying about the exhibition on Twitter -
#blgk

Help us evaluate
To help us understand your research needs for digital
technologies, and to support your research requirements in the
future, we would like you to tell us what you think.

When you visit the Growing Knowledge exhibition at the British
Library or online, we will ask you to rate what you see and join
the debate about the Library's vision for its digital research
future.

We will also be holding some growing Knowledge evaluation
sessions at the Library. These will offer a short introduction to
the Growing Knowledge content and concepts, a chance to explore
the exhibition in detail, and a discussion with the Evaluation
team. The sessions will take place on Mondays throughout the GK
run, and last for approx 1.5 hours.

If you would like to sign up for one of the evaluation sessions
and contribute to the Library's digital research future, contact
the Evaluation team now - [log in to unmask]

http://www.bl.uk/growingknowledge







8 February 2011: ukadia Conference, London

Culturing Growth: the contribution of specialist arts education
to the UK economy and society

How can the specialist arts HE sector help to
culture/cultivate/create economic growth?

Despite the recession, the creative industries are the fastest
growing sector in the UK.

A new report commissioned by ukadia, CHEAD and Universities UK
states that the contribution of HE to the UK creative economy is
underplayed and negated by claims of graduates not possessing the
relevant skills for the creative and cultural industries.

'Culturing' is a term used by biologists to describe the process
of creating and maintaining ideal conditions for growth.  How are
specialist Arts HE institutions 'culturing' their students'
abilities, creativity and potential? How can our graduates help
to 'culture' the upturn of the UK economy?  Would a more diverse
workforce meet the needs of the creative and cultural economy
better, and what can we do to provide this workforce?

If the recommendations of the Browne Review are implemented, how
will this affect the specialist arts education sector, in terms
of institutions receiving less government support for arts and
humanities subjects, and attracting students from more diverse
backgrounds?

The next ukadia conference seeks to be a forum for discussion for
over a hundred senior managers and practitioners from across the
specialist arts education sector.  Come and join the debate.

Confirmed speaker: Steven Besley, Head of Policy Edexcel/Pearson,
and author of Edexcel's Policy Watch, returns to speak about
education policy under the coalition government.

The conference dinner will take place on Monday 7th February,
also at Sadler's Wells.

http://www.ukadia.ac.uk







E-BOOK on Digital Discourse and Culture

You can download the e-book produced for the 10th anniversary of
the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech.
 The e-book is free in cost, free to copy, free to distribute.
 The volume confronts many of the issues in contemporary academia
as it meets the internet and computing in all of its sphere with
many specific contributions on academic publishing, e-research,
the history of the center, and related topics

Contributions to the volume are:

Introduction Timothy W. Luke and Jeremy Hunsinger
The Book Unbound: Reconsidering One-Dimensionality in the
Internet Age Ben Agger
Fluid Notes on Liquid Books Gary Hall
What Can Technology Teach Us about Texts? (and Texts about
Technology?) Jean-Claude Guedon
Open Works, Open Cultures, and Open Learning Systems Michael A.
Peters
Textscapes and Landscapes: A Settler Poet Goes On-Line Brian Opie
Reweaving the World: The Web as Digital Discourse and Culture
Timothy W. Luke
Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Progress, Issues, and
Prospects Edward A. Fox, Gail McMillan, and Venkat Srinivasan
From gunny sacks to mattress vine: notes on Douglas Engelbart,
Tim O'Reilly, and the natural world Sue Thomas
The Pleasures of Collaboration Thom Swiss
Info-Citizens: Democracy, Expertise and Ownership in European
Research Funding Timothy W. Luke and Jeremy Hunsinger
The New River: Collected Editors* Notes Ed Falco, et. al.
On the Origins of the Cute as a Dominant Aesthetic Category in
Digital Culture Dylan E. Wittkower Culture, Media, Globalization
Mark Poster
Barack Obama and Celebrity Spectacle Douglas Kellner
A Short History of the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Jeremy Hunsinger
Digital Research and Tenure & Promotion in Colleges of Arts and
Sciences: A Thought Piece Theodore R. Schatzki

http://www.cddc.vt.edu/10th-book







Findings on Elasticity

Edited by Pars Foundation (Hester Aardse and Astrid van Baalen)
20x27cm,73/4 x103/4 in 208 pages, 70 illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-3-03778-148-7, English EUR 35.- GBP 35.- USD / CAD 55.-

The second issue in the exciting and experimental
cross-disciplinary series "Findings on..." by Astrid van Baalen
and Hester Aardse from the Pars Foundation is centred on
elasticity in the broadest sense of the word. What happens when
you give a simple rubber band to an architect, historian,
choreographer, chemist, artist, mathematician, physicist,
economist, anthropologist, and geologist and asks each of them
for a statement on elasticity? The economist studies the
elasticity of supply and demand of market forces. The architect
calculates the elasticity of the steel structure of a building
during an earthquake. The anthropologist studies the flow of
people returning to their homes in the wake of a natural
disaster. The Pars Foundation draws researchers out of their
specialized niches in order to publish their brilliant, crazy,
important, or bewildering results and assembles them in this
interdisciplinary volume. Findings on Elasticity is the second
part of a publication series that together will constitute an
atlas of creative thinking. The form their contributions must
take is free: it may be an image, a poem, essays, a sketch on a
beermat, a formula or a piece of sculpture; the editors only ask
that a contribution reflect the respondent's own field as well as
his or her passion for the topic. We thank you for reviewing our
title and we would appreciate to receive a copy for our
documentation.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact
Janine Baumann [log in to unmask]

Pars is an independent initiative that views the arts and
sciences as essentially creative processes borne out of sheer
curiosity. We collect the thought notations of those artists and
scientists who shape the way we perceive the world today. These
are bound in a publication series, which has a different theme
each time and is published by Lars Mueller Publishers and the
design is by internationally acclaimed graphic designer Joost
Grootens. Our aim is to create an atlas of creative thinking.







15 December 2010: Climate Change, Sustainability and Environment
Network (CCSE)

Launch Seminar
'Mediated Climate Change in an Uncertain World'
Hosted by University of the West of England (Bristol)

The 'Mediated Climate Change in an Uncertain World' event is part
of a set of launch initiatives associated with the Climate
Change, Sustainability and Environment Network (CCSE). We will
also have a panel at the forthcoming MeCCSA conference at Salford
University, Manchester in January 2001, and are planning a
symposium at Bournemouth University on 4th March 2011 ('Reporting
Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forward').

The 'Mediated Climate Change in an Uncertain World' seminar will
be a free and informal affair, starting mid-morning. It will
involve talks from an academic (Dr Neil Gavin, the CCSE
Convenor), a documentary film maker and campaigning activist in
the field of climate change (Emily James), and a journalist and
blogger who writes in this domain (Graham Wayne). But this will
be the preamble to full and open discussion.

There are a number of objectives for this event. We will explore
current research themes in the area of mediated climate change,
and look at the relationship between the work of the scholarly
community, and stakeholders and practitioners in the area. We
also want to look at the challenges faced by those who write,
broadcast and blog in this domain, and their sense of the likely
future opportunities to get the issues across. Finally, we will
be exploring how the CCSE might develop in future.

Location: The Leadworks, Anchor Square, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1
5DB

All expressions of interest in attending this event are to be
directed to Govinda Dickman ([log in to unmask]).

Climate Change, Sustainability and Environment Network (CCSE)
The CCSE was established to draw together scholars practitioners
and stakeholders, interested in the mediation of climate change.
Its aims and objectives are outlined on the CCN's MeCCSA webpage
(http://www.meccsa.org.uk/climate-change-network/). These include
engaging with policy-makers, practitioners and those teaching in
this area in FE and HE, as well as facilitating research
communication and collaboration.







Release of Collection #02 Art + Design & Psychology

Guest editor: Willemien Visser, CNRS (UMR 5141, LTCI-Telecom
Paris Tech) - INRIA
Guest designer: Sibylle Klose, Chair of Fashion Design at Parsons
Paris School of Art + Design
Artistic director: Olivier Combres

Both in English and in French, the journal "Collection" is an
initiative of Parsons Paris School of Art + Design. It is
published by the Knowledge Network, Parsons Paris' research
department, directed by Dr. Brigitte Borja de Mozota.

A professional journal compiling international research in art
and design, Collection aims to bridge the gap between theory and
practice, linking fundamental research and members of the design
community, including teachers, theoreticians and professionals.
Collection seeks to disseminate research, and to create a
multidisciplinary conversation.

Collection's mission is to help define the fields of design
science and creative conception through networking, to bring
researchers together around a common core of academic knowledge,
humanities and social sciences, and best practices.

Each issue of the journal is based on a different theme and
discipline (sociology, cognitive psychology, semiology, education
science, political science), and is conceived in collaboration
with two invited guests: one researcher and one designer. Three
times a year, it presents an original and pertinent point of view
on how theoretical knowledge can inform practical savoir-faire.

Following the theme of design and sociology in "Collection #01"
(http://www.parsons-paris.com/pages/detail/625/Collection-1),
this second issue is about the connections that exist between
design and cognitive psychology: it focuses on how cognitive
design studies sees the design process, and how the psychology of
emotions is connected with design practice and design evaluation.
The theories and models presented are illustrated in the
educational environment through case studies profiling selected
fashion design students' negotiation of these processes in their
practice.

Collection can now be downloaded free from Parsons Paris School
of Art and Design and is available as a journal (in English only)
at the price of 25 Euros through
brigitte.borja[at]parsons-paris.com. ISBN pending.

- No. 1  Spring 2010: Art + Design & Sociology
http://www.parsons-paris.com/pages/detail/625/Collection-1

- No. 2  Fall 2010: Art + Design & Psychology
http://www.parsons-paris.com/pages/detail/624/Collection-2







OPEN HOUSE INTERNATIONAL

Recently produced: 2 DVDs containing 32 years of
architectural and environmental research work by various
authors from different Universities. The collection consists 128
issues with 1,024 manuscripts dealing with settlement planning,
housing design, education, adaptablility time based building,
sustainability, affordability, user participation and many
other aspects including case studies worldwide. Price 595 GBP.

Open  House International is covered by EBSCO Publishing, Thomson
ISI Arts and Humanities and Elsevier Scopus databases

Maarten  Cleery of Elsevier wrote: In recognition of the high
quality and relevance to the scientific community of Open House
International we are pleased to inform you that your publication
has been selected for coverage in the Elsevier Bibliographic
Database Scopus as of 2007.  Open  House International  is a
quality produced citation index journal.  For more information go
to  www.openhouse-int.com or write to the  Editor in Chief
Nicholas Wilkinson at [log in to unmask]







Statistics for the Terrified v6.01

The new release of software, Statistics for the Terrified v6.01,
a straightforward Statistics tutorial (teaching Statistics
itself, not a replacement for SPSS!) is just out. Statistics is
needed by everyone - and with that in mind we are keen to get
feedback from anyone involved in teaching research methods or
statistics to students, or from anyone on the list who might be
interested.

You can download an evaluation copy (which will run for a limited
period) from:
http://www.conceptstew.co.uk/PAGES/emfph68aA9C.html

More information can also be found on our teachers page:
http://www.conceptstew.co.uk/PAGES/teachers.html

As a teacher of Statistics for many years in universities, I
noticed that putting too much reliance on mathematics didn't get
us anywhere. I found that students were happy to be convinced
about what was going on in Statistics if it could be converted to
a more amenable problem of common sense and pattern recognition -
which luckily is very possible. Once the students had assimilated
the concepts, they found the mathematics was much easier, because
suddenly there was a point to it. So for me, it is all about the
way the information unfolds - understand the concept first then
back it up with the mathematics if necessary.

Statistics for the Terrified is a straightforward guide to basic
(and not-so-basic) Statistics which I developed initially for my
own teaching duties in the early 1990s.  Expanded and developed
under HEFCE's ITTI initiative and later, it is used in many
universities and colleges to reach the otherwise difficult group
of students who want or need to understand the principles without
having to work through the mathematics first. These might be, for
example, students of Archaeology, Psychology, Politics, Geography
etc., who want to understand research rather than the
mathematical discipline of Statistics. The package enables these
students to approach more traditional teaching with increased
confidence.

The software will run happily on any PC from Windows 95 up to
Windows 7 (NT is still not recommended!).

It is sold on a renewable annual license basis, and we have a
sliding scale for institutions where the cost per capita comes
down as the number of users increases. For the release of version
6.01 we are introducing two new licensing options - annual
faculty and campus (site) licenses which will make it
considerably cheaper for very large numbers, typically under a
pound per user.

We also have a Statistics glossary and a number of discussion
pieces on our website which can be used free for teaching. We add
to this frequently - most recently a piece on sample size - and
if there is anything you would like us to cover, please let us
know.

http://www.conceptstew.co.uk







New article about designing programmes in contexts of peace and
security in SEE Bulletin

For those interested in further information about the Glen Cove
Conference on Strategic Design and Public Policy -- which opened a
new agenda of work among cultural research, design, and
international peace and security programming -- please see the new
SEE Bulletin (Issue 4, 2010).

http://www.seeproject.org/docs/SEE%20Bulletin%20Issue%204%20-%
20October%202010(1).pdf







10-12 February 2011: MAKING/CRAFTING/DESIGNING
PERSPECTIVES ON DESIGN AS A HUMAN ACTIVITY

Design Theory Symposium
Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Germany

Humans are essentially makers of things. These material artifacts
surround us, they form our environment, and even form part of us.
It is no longer possible to ignore that the world we live in is
not a given, but is made by us. Alongside this realization, the
world itself has become increasingly makeable, for example
through genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and synthetic
biology. As the resulting artifacts grow ever more complex, it
has become crucial to understand the process and consequences of
their production. These operations can essentially be understood
as design processes. Within an extended notion of design almost
all human activity is, to a significant degree, a design
activity.

Through lectures and workshops, this symposium explores how an
extended notion of design could be conceptualized and what the
consequences for design as an academic discipline might be.

Speakers include Richard Sennett (New York University), Rick
Poynor (Design Writer, London), Stephen Duncombe (New York
University), Lucy Kimbell (Fieldstudio, London), Susanne Kuechler
(University College London), Alfred Nordmann (Technische
Universitaet Darmstadt), and Oliver Mueller (University of
Freiburg).

For further information and registration please visit:
http://www.makingcraftingdesigning.com







Treasure trove of textiles launched online

The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) is pleased to announce that a
further 200 objects from the material archive at the Constance
Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles at Goldsmiths,
University of London, has been digitised and made available
online.

The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles
documents, promotes, and fosters the pioneering history of
textiles at Goldsmiths from the 1940s to the present day, and
works with alumni, contemporary practitioners, museologists,
curators, writers, performers, oral historians, anthropologists
and technologists on the generation, presentation, and promotion
of textiles as a primary source of cultural knowledge and
heritage in the UK, and internationally.

The Centre's material archive was originally formed in the 1980s
and reflected the pedagogic principals of Constance Howard and
Audrey Walker, two former Heads of Textiles at Goldsmiths
College, University of London. At the heart of the material
archive is the story of the evolution of contemporary textiles as
they progressed over the life of this remarkable textile course.
The Collection also includes an eclectic, international treasure
trove of textiles that are extraordinarily rich in breadth and
diversity, ranging from full-scale quilts and hangings to tiny
fragments of embroidery and lace. Several special archives are
now contained in the Collection, these include a special archive
of Japanese techno-fabrics and donations by ex-graduates from the
1980s and 1990s, the 62 Group archive, 'Common Threads' the Mary
Harris maths/textiles archive, The Ann Sutton Foundation archive,
Fibre Arts archive, some of Dorothy Benson's remarkable sampling
and work for Singer Sewing Machines and many other remarkable
bodies of work that contributed to contemporary textile as it is
today.

These newly digitised objects add to an existing collection of
digitised material from the Centre which is available on VADS,
and now totals some 2000 digitised items. Users can also access
multiple shots of the same objects from different angles and
images showing rich details.

VADS is a research centre within the Library and Learning
Services Department at the University for the Creative Arts, and
specialises in the management, storage, presentation, and
archiving of digital images and other arts-based digital assets.
The VADS website provides online access to over 120,000 digitised
images of rare and unique collections from across libraries,
museums, and archives in arts universities, colleges, and art
departments, for use in learning, teaching, and research.

To view items from the Constance Howard Resource and Research
Centre's material archive, visit:
http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/CHM

To view the Centre's slide collection of student work, visit:
http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/CHS

To view all the VADS collections, visit:
http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections







Society for Research into Higher Education - discussion

The Society for Research into Higher Education is a UK-based
international learned society concerned to advance understanding
of higher education, especially through the insights,
perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and
scholarship. The Society aims to be the leading international
society in the field, as to both the support and the
dissemination of research. This list is to provide members of
SRHE and those who are interested in the work of the learned
society to engage in discussion with each other.

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10-11 January 2011: APCI Conference

APCI is organising its 8th design and innovation conference next
January in Paris.

Taking forward issues that were approached in the previous years
(design practice, changes in society), this year's edition will
concentrate on specific issues: professional development and
design as a driver of citizenship.

The first day of the conference will focus on the career path of
design professionals. Various speakers will expose their "
mid-career " transformation. What are the motivations and the
opportunities that took them beyond (studio) practice? What does
their creative training and experience bring to their new
activities? How did they gain the skills required to succeed in a
new profession ? Why, and how designers become " entrepreneurs "?

The second day is co-organised by APCI, World Design Capital
Helsinki 2012, and the International Council of Societies of
Industrial Design (Icsid).

During the day, the following issues will be addressed:
- the broad impact of the WDC application process on the regional
design resources (professionals, clients, schools, institutions
etc.) ;
- an essential axis of Helsinki's project: using design to
promote citizen's welfare. The municipality (and the neighbouring
ones) intend to transform " public service " using design
approaches and design thinking ;
- starting a dialogue between Helsinki, ambassador of a european
spirit of design, and the global challenges of the profession. In
other words, to what extent, and how, design might contribute to
build communities that can evolve in harmony ?

Where? Auditorium, Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris.

When? Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 January, 2011. How much?
- 350 [euro] for both days (includes lunch) before Dec. 15; 520 [euro]
after;
- 220 [euro] for one day, if registration is done before Dec. 15; 300
[euro] after;
- student (student card required): 1 day 40 [euro], 2 days 60 [euro];
- special " school group " fees: please contact us.

Meet exceptional speakers from broad horizons, and get the
opportunity to network with most european design support
organisations and colleagues.

Register before December 15 to benefit from an exceptional
discounted fee (350[euro] instead of 520[euro] after Dec. 15)

http://www.weezevent.com/EuropeanConference







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