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CfP: International Association of Societies of Design Research

Please see below for an international conference in design (the International Association of Societies of Design Research) to be held in Cincinnati, USA in November 2017. The abstract deadline is 18 February 2017.

Professor Martyn Evans
Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre

Explosive changes in Design in the past 20 years call for a reexamination of Design Research¹s accomplishments, aims, and possibilities. On behalf of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), we would like to invite you to take part in this conversation.

Re: Research is the theme of the biennial IASDR conference to be held for the first time in the United States at the University of Cincinnati – College of Design Architecture Art, and Planning (DAAP) October 31 through November 3, 2017.  

IASDR 2017  will review the distinctive approaches to design research in the USA and will display, discuss, and review the best research from around the world to jointly reimagine the array of possibilities for Design and Design Research in the 21st century.

IASDR 2017 invites paper (3,000-5,000 words) or poster (250 words) submissions from three areas of design research:

  1. Fundamental Research ­ within a University (disciplinary and interdisciplinary): Including history, theory, and criticism which addresses philosophical arguments that are basic to design 
  2. Collaborative Research ­ University  External Organizations: Development of new methods, innovation, and user experience
  3. Research in Practice ­ Public, Non-profit, Corporations, and Consultants: Strategies and case studies that apply to the practice of design in government, industry, and consulting, including service design, interaction, products, product systems, environments, and architecture.

Important Dates:
Proposal Submissions are due February 18, 2017
Acceptance of Proposals will be Announced by April 30, 2017
Final edited papers/posters due by August 30, 2017
Conference Registration opens December 2016

Conference Schedule:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Graduate Colloquium & Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 ­ Day 1 – Conference Begins
Thursday, November 2, 2017 ­ Day 2 – Dinner Banquet
Friday, November 3, 2017 ­ Day 3 – Closing Reception

For more details and information, including submittal instructions, please visit the IASDR 2017 webpage: http://www.iasdr2017.com/#welcome

We encourage scholars and practitioners, at every level from graduate student to seasoned scholar, to begin now to plan your contribution to the reimagining of design research.

We look forward to seeing you in 2017!