3rd Intl Forum of Design as a Process (Nov 2011, Turin)

Dates: 3-5 November 2011
Location: Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Website: http://www.latin-design-process.net/LDP/call_for_papers.html
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2011

The evolution of design is parallel to the evolution of design education. Today, we are creating tomorrow’s designers, therefore the educational process is a central theme of the members of the Latin Network.

As usual, we are interested in understanding the changing that is happening inside the Latin cultures, how do these cultures interact everyday with the others, and how the other design cultures are permeating the Latin ones.

Some phenomena in particular are shaping the contemporary world of design education: the development of countless private design schools; distance education; the birth of experimental structures and laboratories that allow to pursue a fully experimenting education; the regulation of public education pushed by the respective country’s education ministries; the proliferation of professional associations that organize continuous professional update education programs; the always more intense relationship between companies that produce and schools that educate to organize a realistic program that produces at the same time material outputs in the form of products.

The Forum in this third edition is entirely focused on education and on the changing in act in design’s educational processes.

The Forum is addressed to the international design community that operates in countries of Latin culture, design practitioners coming from other cultures that have found in a Latin country an occasion of exchange and an interesting professional experience.

The basic objective of our consensus is to discuss experiences that focus on the design process rather than on the product and consider the design process the focus of the own design research practice.

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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.

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