17th Intl Summer School on Engineering Design Research for PhD Candidates (Jul/Aug 2015, Germany/Luxembourg)

Dates: 28 June – 3 July 2015 / 2-8 August 2015
Locations: Gut Schöneworth, Freiburg/Elbe, Germany / Franciscan Mother House, Luxembourg
Website: http://www.ssedr.org
Deadline for application: 10 April 2015

The aims of the Summer School on Engineering Design Research are to make PhD students who are working on topics related to Design Science better qualified and equipped for their research by (i) helping them select a theoretical foundation and develop a research approach, and (ii) encouraging discussion and collaboration.

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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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Drawing Research Network Postgraduate Event (Oct 2014, Coventry UK)

Date: 23 October 2014
Location: Coventry University, UK
Contact: Deborah Harty d.j.harty@lboro.ac.uk
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 August 2014

The Directors of DRN & TRACEY in collaboration with Coventry University are pleased to announce a Drawing Research Network Postgraduate Event. The event will take place at Coventry University on Thursday 23rd October 2014.

The event aims to provide a space for discussion, dissemination and the exchange of knowledge of research methodologies developed by those either undertaking or recently completed PhD research, where drawing forms a part of the practitioner-research. The organisers would like to invite those engaged in drawing research in this context to submit a proposal for a 20 minute presentation that introduces and analyses the key points of their developed methodology.

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PhD By Design (Nov 2014, London UK)

Dates: 6-7 November 2014
Location: Department of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Website: phdbydesign.com
Deadline for registration: 26 September 2014

The event is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in Design.

The aim of this event is to vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in design. It will enable early career design researchers to explore the many aspects of knowledge production within an academic institution.

The conference especially invites designers undergoing a practice-based PhD, as well as supervisors, MRes students, MPhil students within and outwith design departments.

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Call for Papers: PhD Colloquium “Designing for Exhibitions”, London, 25 April 2014

Date: 25 April 2014
Location: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 December 2013

Call for Papers: PhD Colloquium “Designing for Exhibitions”
Exhibition design is a rich and varied field of practice and can be approached from a range of different perspectives including those of designers, institutions and audiences. Topics of discussion might range from questions of how design shapes the way content is represented and experienced in galleries, to investigations of individual design disciplines that are involved in the process of exhibition making such as interior design, scenography, exhibition graphics, digital media, lighting or sound design.

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1st Intl PhD Symp on Engineering Design (Nov 2013, Luxembourg)

Dates: 27-29 November 2013
Location: University of Luxembourg
Website: www.ipsed.org
Deadline for submissions: 30 August 2013

The Engineering Design and Methodology Group at the University of Luxembourg will be organising the 1st International PhD Symposium on Engineering Design (IPSED’13) from 27-29 November 2013 in Luxembourg. The symposium will focus on research issues in the area of engineering design research and design science.  IPSED’13 provides two different tracks for submitted contributions. The beginners track offers a platform to present early stage research and new research ideas. The advanced track is intended to present research results in a matured stage.

Extended abstracts (beginners track) and full papers (advanced track) to be submitted by 30 August 2013.

For further details and deadlines, please visit our website www.ipsed.org.

DESIRE’11 Doctoral Consortium (Oct 2011, Eindhoven)

Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Date: 18 Oct 2011
Submission deadline: 1 August 2011

The DESIRE 2011 Doctoral Consortium will precede the 2nd Creativity and Innovation in Design Conference and it will take place in Eindhoven, the Netherland on the 18th of October 2011. The Doctoral Consortium will provide a supportive atmosphere where PhD students can present their research-in-progress for an open discussion, under the guidance of an interdisciplinary panel of experienced researchers. The colloquium offers students the valuable opportunity to receive feedback and perspectives from recognized experts in the field, and to engage with fellow researchers. The strongest candidates will be far enough into their PhD to have a concrete proposal, and have initially outlined the salient issues and proposed research methodology. Preference will be given to applicants who have ample time before thesis submission to incorporate feedback received at the colloquium.
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The Use of Researcher Practice in the Design-Based PhD (June 2010)

Further to recent discussions on the PHD-DESIGN forum and a review of published material, there is a need for a resource that presents documented examples of completed PhD’s that include visually creative researcher practice in the design-based PhD. An opportunity exists for the design research community to generate a resource (with lots of images) that will be of benefit to new researchers, supervisors, and demonstrate the value of design-based researcher practice to the wider academy.

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