Irish Design Research Conference 2015: Faultlines Bridging Knowedge Spaces -(Carlow, Ireland)

Irish Design Research Conference 2015: Faultlines Bridging Knowedge Spaces -(Carlow, Ireland)

4th-5th of June 2015

DEADLINE EXTENSION! for abstracts Fri 27th March

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The inaugural Irish Design Research Conference is an exciting new event on the design landscape, supported by ID2015 Year of Irish Design. In recognition of the breadth & depth across the design disciplinary bandwidth in both research & practice, FAULTLINES-Bridging Knowledge Spaces has been adopted as the 2015 conference theme.

Through interaction and collaboration across disciplines, gaps in knowledge and practice will offer new opportunity, to inform future theory & practice for mutual benefit.


The Irish Design Research Conference seeks to draw stakeholders from across the design related community together into a common dialogue.

The aim is to offer a forum to disseminate the most current knowledge, share ongoing practice-led insight, and discuss emergent issues relevant to those working in the field of design, design thinking & practice.

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Service Design and Innovation conference (9-11 April 2014)

Service Design and Innovation (ServDes) conference

Theme: Service Futures

9-11 April 2014, Lancaster, UK

ServDes, The Conference on Service Design and Service Innovation, is the premier international research conference exploring service design and service innovation. Submitted contributions are subject to a double-blind peer-review process. Accepted contributions will be published electronically in the conference proceedings and selected best papers will be published within special issues on Service Design in The Design Journal ( or the Managing Service Quality journal (

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IASDR 2013: 5th Intl Congress of the Intl Association of Societies of Design Research (August 2013, Tokyo JAPAN)

Dates: 26 30 August, 2013
Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
Theme: Consilience and Innovation in Design
Submission deadline for abstracts: 30 January 2013

The 5th International Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research: IASDR 2013, is a bi-annual symposium on design research ranging from Theory to Practice and Science to Engineering.

With a perspective of building the cord of interaction between various fields of design, this one week conference will feature among other things workshops and exhibition of Japanese design practice. It is envisaged that this great meeting will afford best opportunity of keeping up on the trend of international research in design; and trailing new path for advancing the development of international researches and practices at the same time.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30st January, 2013

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ID Design Research Conference: The Adjacent Possible (October 9-10,2012, Chicago, IL)

The strange and beautiful truth about the adjacent possible is that its boundaries grow as you explore them. Each new combination opens up the possibility of other new combinations.
– Steven Johnson, author of “Where Good Ideas Come From”

The 2012 Design Research Conference, Oct. 9-10 in Chicago offers professionals of all career levels, sectors and industries the opportunity to discover how design research is influenced by the world outside of design and vice versa.

Bringing in attendees from companies as diverse as Leo Burnett, IDEO, SC Johnson and PayPal, this year’s conference is an opportunity to network and learn how human behavior, data and storytelling play a role in creating new ideas and inventions that move the world forward.

Joining us is Miriah Meyer, a computer scientist from the University of Utah who builds visualization software for scientific researchers and was named one of Fast Company’s most creative people in 2012. We are also thrilled to have Michael Norton, who teaches marketing at Harvard Business School and has twice been featured in the New York Times Magazine Year in Ideas Issue.

Carol Foley and Mindy Cultra, who work for Leo Burnett’s Knowledge Group, will share how their research is helping identify strategies that can lead to exceptional creative work whether in advertising, architecture, art or design. And award-winning journalist Anderew Haeg will talk about The Public Insight Network, a platform he co-founded to connect journalists with sources.

Other speakers include Larry Keeley, president & co-founder of Doblin; Michael Norton, associate professor and Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School; Justin Ferrel, director of digital, mobile & new product design at The Washington Post, and Molly Wright Steenson from Princeton University who will serve as moderator.

To register, go to Early registration ends Sept 4!

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