2nd Intl Conf on Design Creativity (Sep 2012, Glasgow)

Location: Glasgow, UK
Dates: 18-20 September 2012
Website: http://www.icdc2012.org.uk/
Deadline for papers: 9 March 2012

Design Creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying design creativity, computational models of design creativity, and practical processes to incorporate the human and social dimensions.

The 2nd ICDC will provide a forum to discuss the nature and potential of design creativity from both theoretical and methodological viewpoints. It will include panel discussions on the ‘directions for design creativity research’. The aim of these discussions is to develop directions for future research on design creativity.

ICDC is an official conference promoted by the Design Creativity Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Design Society. The SIG was established in 2007; since then, its ambit has expanded to include engineering design, industrial design, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and cognitive science. The 1st ICDC took place in Kobe, Japan in 2010.

The topics and themes of the conference include ―but are not limited to― the following:

  • Collaborative creative design
  • Cognition in creative design
  • Creative design processes, methods and techniques
  • Creative design styles and cultures
  • Design creativity support tools
  • Formal education in creative design
  • Global creativity and innovation
  • Measuring creativity and its impact
  • Social dimensions of creative design

The committee also welcomes case studies of excellence in creative practice.

All submitted full/short papers will be peer reviewed by the International Programme Committee. The full papers accepted and presented for the podium session will be edited into a book tentatively titled ‘Design Creativity 2012’, while the short papers presented in the poster session will be included in the conference proceedings. The most significant papers, after major revision and extension, will be recommended for submission to a special issue of an international journal, which will be published in collaboration with this conference.

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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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