Journal of Research Practice (JRP) Special Issue: On Reflecting and Making in Artistic Research Practice (Feb 2011)

Proposals due: February 28, 2011
Website: http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/announcement/view/6

Over the last 2 decades, a lively discussion has developed about the relationship between art and research. The roles of the professional artist and the professional researcher have come closer to one another and often merged in fruitful ways. The new institutional connection between research and art/design has promoted much discussion concerning how reflecting and making may be combined in productive ways.

A special issue of the Journal of Research Practice (JRP) will focus on artistic research practice, drawing attention to the process of expressing, performing, creating, inventing, in short, reflecting and making, in the process of art and research. The special issue will cover the overlapping area between art and research. It will give a platform to artists who are exposing some form of inquiry within the context of their art practice.

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Design, Development and Research (Sep 2011, Cape Town)

Dates: September 23, 2011 – September 27, 2011
Website: http://design-development-research.co.za/index.php/DDRC/2011
Abstracts due: 2 February 2011

Papers, posters and proposals for workshops and symposia are invited for the first Design, Development and Research conference to be held on the Bellville Campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.
Please create your user account on the web site to be able to submit abstracts or proposals
http://design-development-research.co.za/index.php/DDRC/2011

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The Use of Researcher Practice in the Design-Based PhD (June 2010)

Further to recent discussions on the PHD-DESIGN forum and a review of published material, there is a need for a resource that presents documented examples of completed PhD’s that include visually creative researcher practice in the design-based PhD. An opportunity exists for the design research community to generate a resource (with lots of images) that will be of benefit to new researchers, supervisors, and demonstrate the value of design-based researcher practice to the wider academy.

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5th Intl Conf on Design Principles and Practices (Feb 2011, Rome)

Website: www.Design-Conference.com
Next deadline for submission: 15 April 2010. There will be subsequent deadlines.

Next year’s conference will be held in Rome, Italy. The Design Conference is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum that brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference traverses a broad sweep to construct a dialogue which encompasses the perspectives and practices of: anthropology, architecture, art, artificial intelligence, business, cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, cultural studies, design studies, education, e-learning, engineering, ergonomics, fashion, graphic design, history, information systems, industrial design, industrial engineering, instructional design, interior design, interaction design, interface design, journalism, landscape architecture, law, linguistics and semiotics, management, media and entertainment, psychology, sociology, software engineering and telecommunications.

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DesignInquiry Summer 2010: JOY (June 2010, Maine USA)

Does design create or embody joy, or does it merely create conditions for joy to emerge?  Is there joy in the designed artifact or in the act of design? Is a designer’s joy the same as a user’s joy?  What is the relationship between joy and play and how might design conjoin the two?  What might a taxonomy of joy look like?

DesignInquiry is a non-profit educational organization devoted to researching design issues in-based gatherings. It brings together practitioners from disparate fields to generate new work and ideas around a single topic.

For more information, visit http://designinquiry.net.

DPP 2010: 4th Intl Conf on Design Principles and Practises (February 2010, Chicago)

Detailed information is available at the Conference website.  The deadline for the current round in the Call for Papers is 14 January 2010.  Deadlines for future rounds will be posted at the website.

This Conference will address a range of critically important themes relating the design today. It is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The Conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.

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