NordDesign 2012 (Aug 2012, Aalborg Denmark)

Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Dates: August 22-24, 2012
Deadline for abstracts submissions: 1 Feb 2012

The conference is organized in cooperation with the Design Society and complies to the Design Society quality standards with respect to review process, publication etc. The conference venue will be the newly renovated powerplant “Nordkraft”.  Nordkraft is an exceptional initiative combining various cultural offerings. Keynotes will be given by LEGO, Bang & Olufsen, and Siemens Wind Power.

The conference topic is design in a wide context:

  • Integrated Product Development,
  • Engineering Design,
  • Industrial Design and Conceptualisation.

anti-po-des journal volume 2 (Dec 2011)

Design Futures : Laboratories and design foundations
Deadline for abstracts: 30 Dec 2011

New Zealand’s international reputation as a ‘social laboratory’ emerged at the end of the 19th century as a result of innovative labour relations, universal suffrage for women and social welfare legislation. This reputation for social innovation inflects the powerful cultural myth of #8 wire-technological innovation based on rapid adoption and adaptation of industrial production to the diverse environmental conditions of southern islands remote from the major industrial centres.

However, as with all industrialising nations, New Zealand made considerable efforts to develop a sustaining design culture, from the first industrial exhibition in 1865 and the implementation of formal design education in 1870, to the New Zealand Industrial Design Council (1967-88), Designers Institute of New Zealand (1991-) and BetterByDesign (2004-).

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12th Intl Design Conference (May 2012, Dubrovnik)

Location: Dubrovnik – Cavtat – Croatia
Dates: May 21 – 24, 2012
Deadline for submissions: 9 Dec 2011

We live in a networked world communicating and exchanging ideas by emails, virtual meetings and social networks. The forthcoming DESIGN 2012 Conference will continue to be a great event founded on tradition and excellence. Opportunity to meet colleagues face-to-face, to exchange and share new ideas in implausible discussions, to build a personal network in a direct contact is the invaluable opportunity of DESIGN conference.

We invite high-quality submissions for DESIGN 2012 covering substantial, original and previously unpublished research. Applied, theoretical and results-oriented papers from both academia and industry, based on thorough analysis or argumentation, will be considered for the conference programme. Submissions should fit into one of proposed conference topics.
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