NordDesign 2014 (August 2014, Espoo Finland)

Dates: 27-29 August 2014
Location: Aalto University Design Factory, Espoo, Finland
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 28 February 2014
In the area of innovation, design and product development we quite often seem to know that something works in practice, but might lack understanding on the theoretical foundations. Many of the topical issues related to design, development, and innovation that seem to be regarded as “common knowledge” within the industry, are insufficiently founded from the theoretical perspective. On the other hand, results of academic research are often insufficiently disseminated to the industry.

We are calling for evidence-based academic work on topical issues on design, product development and innovation that strengthens both our theoretical understanding, and the connection between theory and practice.

The 10th biannual NordDesign Conference – Creating Together – will take place in Espoo, Finland on 27-29 August 2014. Organized by Aalto University Design Factory and the Department of Engineering Design and Production along with other Aalto contributors in partnership with Design Society, this conference will bring together design, engineering and innovation experts from Nordic countries and internationally. The three-day program will involve leading keynotes, presentations from both academia and industry along with real interaction and co-creation of new opportunities between academics and practitioners. Delegates will experience the atmosphere of Aalto Design Factory, which reflects the main theme of this conference, interdisciplinary co-creation. <>

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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