AIS/Design: Storia e Ricerche #7 (Dec 2015)

Theme: Design at work: the history of design between the profession and industry
Editors: Fiorella Bulegato and Dario Scodeller
Contact: editors@aisdesign.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 8 June 2015

“AIS/Design. Storia e ricerche” is the peer-reviewed online journal of the Italian Association of Design Historians, dedicated to the advancement of research into every aspect of design history and to the publication of higher scientific research.
Issue number 7, coordinated by Fiorella Bulegato and Dario Scodeller, is dedicated to the work of designers in the many different forms in which it has been expressed and developed since the 1930s, in the fields of product, visual and exhibition design. The intent is to examine, taking a point of view from within the profession, the relationship between design autonomy, and the constraints or opportunities represented by the context of organization, production and distribution – intrinsic to manufacturing companies and institutions – within which the designer must operate.

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Craft Research, Issue 7.1 (June 2015)

Website: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=3D172/
Deadline for submission of full papers: 1 June 2015

Craft Research is now inviting submissions for its next issue: 7.1 – February/March 2016.

Editors
Prof Kristina Niedderer, University of Wolverhampton, UK, email: k.niedderer@wlv.ac.uk
Dr Katherine Townsend, Nottingham Trent University, email: katherine.townsend@ntu.ac.uk

Submission

For guidance notes, for further information or to submit a paper, please contact the editors. Please find all details on the website: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=3D172/

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Unfrozen – 1st SDN Design Research Winter Summit (Jan 2016, Switzerland)

Dates: 28-31 January 2016
Location: Swiss Alps, details TBA
Website: http://www.swissdesignnetwork.ch/
Deadline for submission of abstracts & workshop proposals: UPDATED: 4 May 2015

Unfrozen – First SDN Design Research Winter Summit January 28-31 2016

After three years in hibernation, the Swiss Design Network invites you to Unfrozen, the 9th SDN Symposium and the 1st SDN Design Research Winter Summit – January, 28-31 2016. Whether you are uncovering gems from the glaciers of design history, exploring the melting snowcaps of design’s changing climate, or riding the fresh powder of emerging trends, we welcome submissions exploring this metaphor. You are free to submit your work for the platform of your choice : as a classical lecture, a workshop, a fireside talk, or to suggest an alternative form.

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10th Intl Conf on Design Principles and Practices (Feb 2016, Rio de Janeiro Brazil)

Dates: 25-27 February 2016
Location: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Website: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference-2016/?mid=906687947&ml=29564323
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 25 April 2015 (there will be future rounds)

We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage faculty and research students to jointly submit proposals, discussing design principles and practices through one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Design Education
Theme 2: Design in Society
Theme 3: Designed Objects
Theme 4: Visual Design
Theme 5: Design Management and Professional Practice
Theme 6: Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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Networking Knowledge, Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network “Make, Mistake, Journey: Practice-led Research and Ways of Learning” (Mar 2015)

Website: http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/about
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 13 March 2015

Practice-led research has become particularly pertinent in art, design and the social sciences in recent years, alongside a more general blooming of interest in the relationship between the mind, body and external world. Studies increasingly acknowledge or embrace the presence of the researcher or use the body as the means of doing research. In practice-led research bodily movement is simultaneously the mode of knowledge production and reception (Sklar 2000: 71).

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Cumulus Mumbai (Dec 2015, Bombay India)

Dates: 4-6 December 2015
Location: Industrial Design Centre (IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.
Website: http://www.cumulusmumbai2015.org
Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2015

Cumulus Mumbai 2015: ‘In a planet of our own – a vision of sustainability with focus on water’.

The event Cumulus Mumbai 2015: ‘In a planet of our own’ is being held at Mumbai, India on 4,5, 6 December 2015, hosted by the Industrial Design Centre(IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.  This international event is aimed at creating design awareness on sustainability bringing focus on water and simultaneously offers a platform for interaction for the art, design and media community. The events are centered around the interests of students, educationalists and practicing professional designers. The event is expected to throw light on the role of art, design and media in an interconnected global world within the context of sustainability.  The event has been designed to be lively, interactive and thought provoking and will provide great opportunity to converse with grandmasters of design, interact with thought leaders and listen to visions by outstanding speakers.

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Creative Practice Conference: Making Research and Researching Making (Sep 2015, Aarhus, DK)

Dates: 10-12 September 2015
Location: Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark
Website: http://adapt-r.eu/creative-practice-conference-aarhus/
Deadline of Conference Call: 16 March 2015

‘Making Research and Researching Making’ is an international conference for creative practice research, aimed at practitioners undertaking research through the medium of practice, and researchers interested in practice-based research. The focus of this conference is to better understand designed and/or contingent processes of how creative practice research happens, understanding research as an embodied, emplaced, material and social undertaking.

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Design4Health 2015: Synergies of Practice (July 2015, Sheffield UK)

Dates: 13-16 July 2015
Location: Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Website: http://www.design4health.org.uk
Deadline for submission of abstracts: UPDATED 14 January 2015

We will be holding the third European conference on Design4Health at Sheffield Hallam University in July 2015. There is now just one month to go until the deadline for submission of abstracts on Monday 5th January and I am pleased to attach the Call for Papers for Design4Health2015.  A detailed Call for Papers is available at http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/D4H2015-call-for-papers.pdf.

This year’s theme is Synergies of Practice.

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Emerging Practices: Design Research and Education Conf (Oct 2014, Shanghai China)

Dates: 13 October 2014
Location: College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Contact: Davide FASSI (emergingpractices@tongji.edu.cn)
Deadline for submission of proposals: 16 June 2014

Part of the Shanghai Design Week (October 10-17, 2014)

In this new era, design must, and is currently being, redefined. Social and economic changes impel designers to “think bigger.” For the design discipline, the expanding roles and tools of design make it more possible than ever to connect and to integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge within the social and economic context, and to tackle real world problems. Moreover, during the course of blurring the boundaries between professions and developing new approaches, design explores the new frontier by dealing with matters that center around goodness, happiness, and wellbeing of the entire human community. Design is immersed in values that were not even recognized a couple of decades ago, and the legitimization of design will now be measured more on how it can enable us to survive on this planet. Such emerging design practices and thoughts raise the bar for design knowledge, in terms of its breadth, depth, and complexity. The areas where they start to grow, especially the intersections between design professions, approaches, and values, merit a closer examination.

Based on the above observation, Tongji University’s College of Design and Innovation (Shanghai, China) hosted the first Design Research and Education Conference titled “Emerging Practices” in 2012. This conference, since its very beginning, is devoted to exploring the new practices, values, and approaches arising from, or influential to, design and design education. It is an arena in which these three concepts are explored by facilitating heated discussions respectively or in an integrative manner. We sincerely invite scholars, researchers, practitioners, educators, and design students, interested in the possibilities the wide spectrum of design offers, to participate and contribute their ideas. This conference has been developed into a regular unit of Tongji Design Week, during which a series of design research-and practice-based events are held in October every year.

We are pleased to announce here that the third Emerging Practices: Design Research and Education Conference will be held on October 13th, 2014. This conference will be organized as an interactive form, providing discussions that will be able to facilitate participants to further develop their original ideas and proposals. Full papers will be completed after the conference and will be compiled into the conference proceedings with an ISBN number.

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Special Issue of Studies in Material Thinking: Documenting the realities of research through design practice (Aug 2014)

Website: http://www.materialthinking.org/calls
Deadline for full papers: 31 August 2014

A special issues volume in Studies in Material Thinking on the theme of Visual/Textual: documenting the realities of research through design practice.

Studies in Material Thinking (SMT) in collaboration with the organisers of the Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design conference (http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/researchthroughdesign/) is calling for submissions to a special volume of research articles to be published in February 2015. This special issue aims to open up the debate to a wider audience and enable deeper engagement with the issues and challenges associated with the communication of research through design.

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