19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference: Design Management in an Era of Disruption (Sep 2014, London UK)

Dates: 2-4 September 2014
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.dmi.org/academic2014
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 January 2014

Design Management in an Era of Disruption
Hosted by the London College of Fashion

The Design Management Institute has issued a call for papers for the 19th Academic Design Management Conference to be held in London, UK September 2–4, 2014. We welcome early-career researchers and PhD candidates with work in progress. We are also seeking those interested in conducting workshops.

The theme of the conference is Design Management in an Era of Disruption. The management of design has arguably never played such an important role as it does today. Changes to the business and social environment are making consumers more knowledgeable and discerning. Innovations and developments in new technologies make it possible to respond to these demands in the form of mass-niche, mass-customized, or micro-niche product strategies, leading to changes in business models and the location of manufacturing as consumers increasingly participate in the product design and development process. These are all indicative of major disruptions to the ways that products and services are designed, made, and distributed. The role of the designer is in many contexts transformed. The purpose of this conference is to explore how design management is changing in this era of disruption.

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8th Swiss Design Network Conf: “Disruptive Interaction” (Nov 2012, Lugano Switzerland)

Date: Friday 9 November 2012
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Website: http://www.sdn2012.ch
Deadline for submission: 24 June 2012

We are pleased to announce this year’s Swiss Design Network Conference 2012 in Lugano. This one day conference focuses on the dialectical relationship between design and disruptive ideas, practices and innovations. “Disruptive Interaction” aims to investigate and discuss the capability, responsibility and agency of design in areas of disruptive change.

We invite designers, researchers and scholars to present their work in Lugano, Switzerland.

Mon 24 June 2012 Submission deadline for abstracts
Thu 16 August 2012 Notification of acceptance for abstracts
Mon 1 October 2012 Submission deadline for final papers
Fri 19 October 2012 Papers revised
Fri 9 November 2012 Conference opens

The general chairs
Massimo Botta, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana SUPSI
Martin Wiedmer, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

For more information about the conference topic, submission and review process please visit our website: http://www.sdn2012.ch

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