Design Research Conference of the IIT Institute of Design (Oct 2012, Chicago)

Dates: 9-10 October 2012
Location: Venue SIX10, Chicago, USA
Deadline for submissions: 30 July 2012

This year’s Design Research Conference seeks to expand the space design research plays in by looking beyond our current best practices. Inspired by the notion of the adjacent possible, the conference will present research from a combination of design and decidedly non-design fields. In the ongoing search to better understand behavior, decision-making, and the evolving implications of data on it all, let’s take inspiration from work in different disciplines.

Call for submissions and suggestions–Ends July 30th
DRC 2012 is interested in how tangential topics and discussion outside the typical realm of design may inform the future of design research. Help us make this conference relevant and exciting for you by filling out this form to suggest some presenters you’d love to see on the stage. Feel free to nominate yourself if you have something to share too!

We’re delighted to announce that early registration is now open. Register early to guarantee your seat at the conference. Group rates and other discounts are available; for details, visit the payment page or send an inquiry to

About IIT Institute of Design
Since its founding as the New Bauhaus in 1937, IIT Institute of Design (ID) has grown into the largest full-time graduate-only design program in the US. At ID, our master’s and PhD programs feature a curriculum focused on a methodological and human-centered approach to design and strategy.

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

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