Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Principles and Practices (conference)

Imperial College, London University, UK, 4-7 January, 2007.

This conference is a place discussion which explore the meaning and purpose of 'design', as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artefacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism. In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference traverses a broad sweep to construct a transdisciplinary dialogue which encompasses the perspectives and practices of: anthropology, architecture, art, artificial intelligence, business, cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, cultural studies, design studies, education, e-learning, engineering, ergonomics, fashion, graphic design, history, information systems, industrial design, industrial engineering, instructional design, interior design, interaction design, interface design, journalism, landscape architecture, law, linguistics and semiotics, management, media and entertainment, psychology, sociology, software engineering, technical communication, telecommunications, urban planning and visual design.

As well as an impressive line up of plenary speakers, the conference will include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations. We would welcome your submissions to the conference call for papers. If the presenter chooses, a paper may be submitted by participants before or up to one month after the conference. These will be peer-refereed and, if accepted by the referees, published in print and electronic formats in the new International Journal of Design Principles and Practices. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic journal, as well as access to the electronic version of the journal. The deadline for the next round call for papers (a title and abstract) is 30 September 2006. Presentation proposals are reviewed within four weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online call for papers form, are to be found at the conference website - http://www.design-conference.com/

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I am exploring a hybrid form of art and design practice through the use of computer-based design and fabrication tools. I am interested in experimental objects and spaces that are dynamic and responsive and seek to challenge perceptions, expectations and established behavior.

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