The Art of Research IV: Making, Reflecting, and Understanding (Nov 2012, Helsinki)

Dates: 28-29 November 2012
Location: Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture; Helsinki, Finland
Submission deadline for abstracts: 10 June 2012

While the power of artistic imagination is widely recognized, the exploration of artistic and designerly methods of knowledge acquisition underway in academia has only just become accepted by other professional communities of researchers and practitioners inhabiting the academy. Building on contemporary discourse regarding notions of practice-led research, the Art of Research Conference 2012 aims to explore the relations that can be constructed between making and critical reflection, and how these enable artistic and designerly practices to be characterized as art and design, or artistic or designerly research. Given how different fields of creative practice may be constructing these relations in different ways — e.g, in methods, tools and skills — the main aim of the event is to explore how these fields might relate to and influence each other.

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Humans and Technology Relationship Workshop, DRC Bangkok 2012

2nd Call for papers (Full Short Papers)

Dates: 1 July 2012
Location: Bangkok
Deadline for application: 20 April 2012

This workshop invites paper presentations discussing the relationship between humans and technology and how this relationship informs design. This is a call for papers that consider practical, theoretical and philosophical positions that place the relationship between humans and technology at its pivotal core. These papers could discuss new and emerging technologies and their applications, philosophical positions within the field, technology design theory amongst many other subjects, however they have to contribute and consider the debate that explores and pushes the boundaries of our current understanding of the relationship between humans and technology.

Selected papers will be published in a special Journal issue.


Please prepare a full paper submission including title, your names and affiliations and references and send it to before 20 April 2012 (extended). Further information will follow by e-mail.

Intl J of Design Creativity and Innovation (new journal announcement)

Editorial Office:

Launching in 2013, the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation is an international publication that provides a forum for discussing the nature and potential of creativity and innovation in design from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The journal pursues a truly interdisciplinary academic field that will interest and stimulate researchers of engineering  design, industrial design, architecture, artificial intelligence, linguistics, cognitive science, and similar areas. The journal aims to not only promote existing research but also pioneer a new design research field that lies in the gray area between the existing field of design research and the disciplines of systems engineering, information technology, computer science, social science, psychology, art, and philosophy, or in the intermediate area within the existing disciplines.

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