Today’s global recession forces design practice, research and education to address questions such as how design can stimulate sustainable economic growth. The Cumulus conference is intended to act as platform for sharing ideas and concepts about contemporary design research in this age of austerity.
Abstracts due May 31, 2013.
November 7-9, 2013, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland. http://www.cumulusdublin.com
Today’s global recession forces design practice, research and education to address a number of questions:
We propose that in the deepest recession since the great depression of the 1930s we need to turn the modernist mantra ‘less is more’ on its head as the reduced budgets of governments, business and people demand ‘more for less’, and develop a ‘New Deal’ for design.
Design Research Society recently published a massive collection of open-access papers that were presented at the DRS 2012 Bangkok conference. It stretches over more than 2000 pages…
… but here are a few articles that cought my attention (with direct links to the paper on Scribd):
Co-creating with Companies: A design led process of learning, by Alessandro Deserti and Francesca Rizzo, Politecnico Di Milano.
Sustainability by Do-It-Yourself Product Design: User design opposing mass consumption, by Janwillem Hoftijzer, University of Twente.
Designing Experimental Urban Mapping with Locative Social Media, by Andrew Morrison, Institute of Design, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, et al.
Bonus: Medea’s Anna Seravallis Bangkok paper Building Fabriken: Design for Socially Shaped Innovation.
This year’s DPPI conference theme is Poetics and Praxis. We wish to reflect on the great changes that have occurred in design research, human-computer interaction and interaction design.
We wish to celebrate the diversification and growth of research studying and exploring the role of fun, enjoyment, pleasure, intimacy and emotion as a central feature of the everyday experience of products, services and technologies and as resources for new design ideas.
Submissions due June 1, 2013.
3rd-5th September 2013: DPPI 2013 conference. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Read full call: http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/dppi/call-for-papers/
Design in developing countries or new emerging economies especially in Africa is not recognized as a driving force for developing alternative socio-economic opportunities. There are few universities and institutions of high learning that offer design related courses in Africa. What could be some of the contributing factors to this scenario if design has the potential to change the society’s lives?
Abstracts due Feb 7, 2013.
24-26 September 2013: Gabarone International Design Conference (GIDEC 2013), Gabarone, Botswana.
Tracks: Design and Development/Education/Research/Sustainability/Society
Read full call: http://www.gidec2013.com/
Through this congress, we would like to promote mutual understanding of design researchers in the world, and furthermore, to contribute to creating new types of research, practice and education system of design, while at the same time, respecting the identity of each country.
Abstracts due Jan 31, 2013.
26-30 August 2013: 5th IASDR 2013. Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan.
Read more: http://www.iasdr2013.jp
Latest issue of open access publication Design Philosophy Papers have just been published.
Nordes 2013 invites designers and design researchers to explore the many aspects of design research as experimental practice.
Nordes ‘13: Experiments in Design Research: Expressions, Knowledge, Critique takes place in Copenhagen/Malmö in 2013 June 9th - 12th. Hosted by The Royal Danish School of Design and Malmö University.
Submissions due December 20, 2012.
Read full call here http://www.nordes.org/index.php?Conference
Three new books on design theory from MIT Press.
Adversarial Design by Carl DiSalvo
An exploration of the political qualities of technology design, as seen in projects that span art, computer science, and consumer products.
China’s Design Revolution by Lorraine Justice
The evolution of Chinese design and the major shift in the culture of creativity in a post-Mao China.
Design Things by Thomas Binder et al.
A new perspective on design thinking and design practice: beyond products and projects, toward participatory design things.
International conference aimed at simultaneously exploring and questioning the role played by urban planning, design, and policies in the continuous urbanisation processes affecting the so-called ‘global South’.
Abstracts due June 15, 2012. The conference will be held at Politecnico di Milano, November 15-17, 2012.
Read full call-for-papers: http://www.contestedspaces.info/
In this PDC 2012 workshop, we will challenge the logic of innovation by exploring the potential of participatory design cases that demonstrate a repertoire of differently situated practices of ‘future-making’; futures made locally, in heterogeneous communities, and with marginalised publics. The workshop will focus on map-making and storytelling to form landscapes of multiple futures.
Submissions due June 1, 2012. Participatory Design Conference, Roskilde, Denmark, August 12-16, 2012. Workshop date is August 13.
Participants interested to contribute to the workshop should no later than June 1 announce their intent to the organizers, email@example.com, by sending a short description of your case (2-4 pages).
Full call is available here: http://medea.mah.se/2012/05/pdc2012-workshop-making-futures-challenging-innovation/