DESIRE’11: Creativity and Innovation in Design (Oct 2011, The Netherlands)

DESIRE’11: Creativity and Innovation in Design
Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Dates: October 19, 2011 – October 21, 2011
Submission deadlines:

  • Workshop and tutorial proposals (max 2 pages) by March 15, 2011
  • Long papers (max 12 pages), by May 17, 2011
  • Short papers (max 4 pages), by May 17, 2011
  • Posters (max 4 pages), exhibits (max 2 pages), workshop position papers, by Sept 16, 2011

The DESIRE Network is pleased to announce the Second International Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design, to be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on 19 – 21 October 2011. The conference theme of the first DESIRE conference, held in Aarhus, Denmark, on 16 – 17 August 2010 (see, was theories and models of creative processes in design. The conference theme of this second DESIRE conference is theory and practice of creative processes in design.

Authors are invited to submit their papers through the website.  Submissions for all categories should be formatted using the ACM SIGCHI publications format.

Full papers and workshop proposals are invited on the following topics:

  • Methods, tools and techniques for supporting creative design processes
  • Methods, tools and techniques for observing and studying creative design processes
  • Design cases illustrating the role of creativity in design
  • Theoretical insights into creative design processes
  • Visions on teaching & research in  creative design
  • Creativity by teams, organizations, and communities
  • Representations supporting creative design

The conference is organized by the DESIRE Network ( funded by the European Commission. The network aims to advance the current understanding of creative processes applied in scientific and technological design.

This conference is organized In-Cooperation with ACM and the proceedings will be published in the ACM library.

The conference takes place just prior to the 10th edition of the Dutch Design Week, the major annual venue to experience Dutch design in all its facets (see This yearís Dutch Design Week lasts 9 days, has 300 events spread over 60 locations throughout the town of Eindhoven, and is expected to draw over 100.000 visitors.

Organization Committee

  • Jean Bernard Martens, Panos Markopoulos (general chairs)
  • Sarah Jones, Mike Eisenberg (full papers)
  • Ilpo Koskinen, Evangelos Karapanos (short papers)
  • Corina Sas (doctoral consortium)
  • Clare Hooper (posters and communications chair)
  • Ingrid Mulder, Aaron Houssian  (workshops)

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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