1st Intl Conf on Smart Design (Nov 2011, UK)

Location: Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dates: 22 – 24 Nov 2011
Deadline for abstracts submission: 15 Apr 2011
Website: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/smartdesign

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.

Conference themes:

  • Technical textiles / Wearable devices
  • Personal / Home robotics
  • Clinical and Medical devices
  • Smart packaging
  • Intelligent environments.

Key dates:

  • abstracts (300 words) – Friday 15 April 2011
  • notification of abstract acceptance – Friday 29 April 2011
  • full papers for review – Friday 27 May 2011
  • notification of paper acceptance – Friday 1 July 2011
  • print ready papers – Friday 29 July 2011
  • registration fees – Friday 2 September 2011
  • conference – Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 November 2011.

Papers will be subject to double blind peer review. The conference proceedings are to be published by Springer.

Full details can be found at the conference website: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/smartdesign.

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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 http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

One Response to 1st Intl Conf on Smart Design (Nov 2011, UK)

  1. David King says:

    The abstract deadline has been extended to the 29th April 2011

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