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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EKSIG 2011: SkinDeep – Experiential Knowledge and Multi Sensory Communication

International Conference 2011 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge
Date: Thursday and Friday, 23 – 24 June 2011
First Deadline: 800 word abstract by 30 September 2010 via the conference website.
Organisers: Kerstin Mey, Kristina Niedderer, Seymour Roworth-Stokes, Linden Reilly
Venue: University for the Creative Arts, UK
Conference home page:

EKSIG 2011 will address the theme of “SkinDeep – Experiential Knowledge and Multi Sensory Communication”. The conference will be convened by the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG), and hosted by the University for the Creative Arts, UK.

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Tracing Design(ed) Authority: A Workshop on Critical Modes of Making (Aug 2010, Denmark)

August 17th, 2010, Aarhus, Denmark
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2010
Workshop at the Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Organizers: Marisa Cohn, Silvia Lindtner, Ann Light, Matt Ratto, Tobie Kerridge

We seek interdisciplinary scholars interested in exploring the ways in which authority is distributed throughout the design process, what kind of authority inheres in design, and also the ways that we design authority into processes and materials. We invite designers and researchers interested in how their interventions have impact to think critically and comparatively about different modes of critical production, to explore the intersection of critical making and thinking, and to attempt to trace forms of authority through the production process.  Rather than merely discuss this concept of design(ed) authority, we will engage in tracing authority through the design process from the crafting of position papers, to our engagements with material making in the workshop itself.

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2010 Interstices Under Construction Symposium (Oct 2010, Auckland)

2010 Interstices Under Construction Symposium: Unsettled Containers: Aspects of Interiority
University of Auckland, 8-10 October 2010
Deadline for abstract submission: 5 July 2010
Keynote speaker (to be confirmed): Prof David Leatherbarrow (University of Pennsylvania School of Design)

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Multiple CFPs for Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing

AI EDAM Journal: Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing

  • gesturing,
  • representing and reasoning in 3D,
  • design computing and cognition,
  • sketching,
  • intelligent decision-making, and
  • design communication.

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Interior Ecologies: IDEA JOURNAL 2010

Academics, research students and practitioners are invited to submit design research papers and critical project works that engage with interior design/interior architecture theory and practice for the IDEA JOURNAL 2010.
Deadline for registration of interest: 7 June 2010.


The IDEA JOURNAL 2010 provocation Interior Ecologies: exposing the evolutionary interior seeks to elicit emergent interior debates on contemporary spatial, material and performative practices. Can a critical ecological approach to practice and discourse in interiors enable expanded locales for research and experiment across disciplinary and theoretical boundaries? Normative concepts concerned with the designed habitat, or discursive debates around the interfaces of interior and exterior conditions, may fall short in provoking interior thinking to engage through ecologies of practice that contribute to advancing environments, technologies and cultures. Interior Ecologies requests expressions of interest regarding theoretical research, design practice and educational accounts that promote the concept of evolutionary interiors. Examinations of historical, contemporary and relational perspectives for constructed situations and/or events are welcome.

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SBCS 2010: 1st Brazilian Symposium on Services Science and 1st Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Network on Services (Nov 2010, Brazilia)

Submission deadline: 15 July 2010.
Venue and date of the event: Brazilia, 17-19 November 2010.

Services science is a multidisciplinary field which brings together the different areas of knowledge focused on the study of services. These include, inter alia, engineering, administration, economics, design and the social sciences.  In this respect we hope that the Brazilian Symposium on Services Science will attract papers from authors working in the different areas of expertise concerned with the study of services activities.  Initially, authors of such papers are invited to send summaries of papers for evaluation.  Authors whose summaries are accepted by the evaluators will be invited to submit complete versions of their papers for presentation during the Symposium.  Publication of selected papers in their complete versions is not obligatory and authors may simply agree to their summaries being published.

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Using Audio & Haptics for Delivering Spatial Information via Mobile Devices (Sep 2010, Lisbon)

Workshop: Using Audio and Haptics for Delivering Spatial Information via Mobile Devices
At MobileHCI 2010 – Tuesday, September 7, 2010 – Lisbon, Portugal
Submission deadline: May 10, 2010

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ADDW’10: Accessible Design in the Digital World (Sep 2010, Greece)

Dates: 27th-30th September 2010

Following the successful Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference in Dundee in August 2005, and in York in September 2008, we are pleased to announce that Accessible Design in the Digital World ’10 (ADDW’10), will be held at the University of the Aegean, in the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering from 27th – 30th September 2010. The department is located on the island of Syros in Cyclades, Greece.

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