FabLearn Europe (June 2014, Denmark)

Dates: 16 June 2014
Location: Aarhus University, Denmark
Website: http://www.fablearn.eu
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2014

Theme: KEY CHALLENGES IN DIGITAL FABRICATION FOR 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION CONFERENCE: design – build – make – learn

FabLearn Europe invites submissions for the first joint FabLearn conference in Europe to be held on June 16, 2014 at Aarhus University. The one-day conference organized jointly by Stanford University, Bremen University and Aarhus University brings together international researchers, educators, designers, and makers to discuss and explore digital fabrication in education, making, and hands-on learning for the 21st Century. FabLearn Europe is a spinoff of the global FabLearn conference, and builds on the strong and dedicated community that has developed around the event for the past three years at Stanford University.

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Winter 2015 Issue of Museologies Les cahiers d’etudes superieures (May 2014)

Deadline for proposals: 14 May 2014
Contact: museologies2014@gmail.ca

This special issue will focus on the development of research exhibition as a creative process in contemporary art museums.
Guest Editor: Carmela Cucuzzella, Assistant Professor, Design and Computation Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Projected Publication Date: Winter 2015

We are accepting submissions in English or French.

This special issue of Museologies will explore ways that contemporary art museums are facing the challenges of exhibiting research as a result of a creative process. The challenges are many, since one of the many intents is to establish  a dialogue and inform viewers of the underlying reflection. Given this, what are the challenges for the exhibitor  (artists, researchers, curators)?

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ICADRE14: Intl Conf on Advanced Design Research & Education (July 2014, Singapore)

Dates: 16-18 July 2014
Location: National University of Singapore
Website: http://www.icadre14.org/
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 15 April 2014

The objectives of ICADRE14 are to advance research in design, to share practices of design education, and to discuss how the output of design research can be adopted into design education. ICADRE14 is endorsed by the Design Society.  Papers are to be no more than 1500 words in length.  Please refer to the website for details.

Special Issue of Design and Culture: short papers on Design Education and Social Innovation (April 2014)

Contacts: Scott Townsend (scott_townsend@ncsu.edu) and Brian Donnelly (brian.donnelly@sheridanc.on.ca)
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 April 2014

Design and Culture invites proposals for short ‘position papers’ on emerging issues in design education and social innovation for an upcoming feature section (Vol. 7 no. 2, July, 2015). We seek a total of six to eight papers of no more than 1500 words that develop a clear and concise thesis, outline a particular educational strategy, and make an argument for how this position responds to a particular cultural need and context. We would like to foster voices that can discuss and expose the underlying values in specific educational perspectives. We invite exploratory and contrasting positions.

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3rd Intl Conf on Design Creativity (Jan 2015, Bangalore India)

Dates: 12-14 January 2015
Location: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Website: http://www.cpdm.iisc.ernet.in/icdc2014
Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2014

Design Creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying design creativity, computational models of design creativity, and practical processes to incorporate the human and social dimensions.

3rd ICDC is an official conference of the Design Society promoted by its Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Creativity. The SIG was established in 2007; since then, its ambit has expanded to include engineering design, industrial design, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and cognitive science.

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GLIDE’14 CFP: Diversifying STEM (Nov 2014, online)

Dates: 12 November 2014 (streaming)
Location: online
Website: http://glideconference.org
Deadline for submission of 500-word abstracts: 15 March 2014

GLIDE (Global Interaction in Design Education) is a biennial, virtual conference that disseminates cutting-edge research on the important role of communication design within global society. The purpose of a virtual-only format is to bridge cultural and geographic divides in an eco-friendly way. The 4th GLIDE conference will stream Wednesday, November 12, 2014 starting at 8:15 AM. You are invited to submit full papers, poster papers, and online workshops on topics related to the role of communication design in diversifying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Special Issue of Artifact: The Design Concept Anthology (March 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 3 March 2014
Website: http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/artifact/information/authors

Back in the 1990’s, the graphic designer Bruce Mau proclaimed that “everything is design.” However, when everything is design, nothing is design. This inherently contradictory nature of Mau’s statement enabled it to be read as a provocation as well as a promotion of the design concept. Today the echo from back then sounds hopelessly antiquated: the field has expanded to a state of formless dissolution and it is now commonplace to understand design as if not everything, then something close. The design concept is topical and trendy, it is discussed and used in a great many areas and in manifold ways; when it comes to content as well as scale the concept covers countless subjects, places, objects, and processes.

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7th Intl Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association Symposium and Exhibition – SITUATION (Aug 2014, Melbourne Australia)

Dates: 31 July – 3 August 2014
Location: Design Hub, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Website: http://www.situation14.com/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 February 2014

Symposium abstracts: 1000 words plus references
Exhibition abstracts: 500 words plus 3-5 images
Please refer to author/exhibitor guides for submission requirements (available at www.situation14.com).

SITUATION brings attention to the designing of interiors as a practice engaged in spatial and temporal production; a practice that works in the midst of social, cultural, historical, political forces; a practice open to contingency, chance and change; a practice engaged with singularity and specificity.

SITUATION highlights ideas of event and the eventful nature of interiors, lived space-time compositions in constant change; atmospheric compositions; ephemerality; uniqueness; one-offs; a multiplicity of experience.

QUERIES
Suzie Attiwill, a SITUATION arranger, RMIT Interior Design
submissions@situation14.com

8th Intl Conf on Design Principles and Practices (Jan 2014, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 16-18 January 2014
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Website: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference/
Deadline for submissions: 16 December 2013

Theme: Design as Collective Intelligence

The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices will be held at the University of British Columbia at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver, Canada, from 16-18 January 2014. The conference is co-hosted in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Carleton University School of Industrial Design. Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing design through one of the following themes:

* Design Education
* Design in Society
* Design Management and Professional Practice
* Visual Design
* Designed Objects
* Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design
* Design as Collective Intelligence (2014 Featured Theme)
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