Mudd Design Workshop IX: Design Thinking in Design Education (May 2015, Claremont California USA)

Dates: 28-30 MAY 2015
Location: Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, USA
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Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 January 2015

THE VISION To bring together 50-75 engineers, designers, and educators to explore the role of design thinking in the design education process and how design thinking education may be better addressed through different pedagogies.
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10th Design Thinking Research Symposium (Oct 2014, Indiana USA)

Dates: 12-15 Oct 2014
Location: Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Deadline for expressions of interest: 6 January 2014

The 10th DTRS will be held October 12-15, 2014 at Purdue University.  This DTRS will involve sharing a common research dataset of design review conversations: digital videos of conversations between those who give and those who receive feedback, guidance or critique during a design review event.

Understanding the nature and the nurture of expert performance in design has been a central mission of the Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS) series.  The first DTRS was held in 1991 at Delft University of Technology and involved a small, international group of pioneering design researchers spanning such disciplines as architecture, art, cognitive science, engineering, product design, and philosophy. To date there have been nine DTRS meetings, resulting in a substantial set of influential and field-shaping publications in books and journals.

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DTRS9: Design Thinking Research Symposium (April 2012, Northumbria UK)

Theme: “Articulating Design Thinking”
Dates: 18 – 20 April, 2012
Location: School of Design, Northumbria University

Between the 18th and 20th April 2012, the School of Design at Northumbria University will host the ninth Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS9).  The symposium entitled, “Articulating Design Thinking”, will be run along similar (but different) lines to the workshop-based events that we have seen in past DTRS and related events such as the “Delft Protocols” in 1994, the DTRS7 event “Analysing Design Meetings” in London in 2007, and the “Studying Professional Software Designers” workshop held at the University of California, Irvine in 2010.  At these events, workshop delegates were asked to respond to a given common set of data (i.e. video recordings and transcripts).

DTRS9 at the School of Design, Northumbria University will, however, make a few changes to the workshop-based format.

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