March 31, 2011 1 Comment
Location: Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dates: 22 – 24 Nov 2011
Deadline for abstracts submission: 15 Apr 2011
The introduction of new materials and rapidly changing technologies is assigned huge and unprecedented importance in the economy of the twenty-first century. Good product designs merge materials, technology, and hardware into a unified user experience; one where the technology recedes into the background and people benefit from the capabilities and experiences available.
By focusing on functional gain, critical awareness and emotive connection, even the most multifaceted and complex technology can be made to feel straightforward and become an integral part of daily life. Researchers, designers and developers must understand how to progress or appropriate the right technical and human knowledge to inform their innovations.