"Design is transforming as it adapts to a world in transition. Design has expanded into new terrain and the boundaries between disciplines are breaking down. As it changes so do the skill-sets needed to practice it; to stay competitive designers are adapting to the new landscape, by acquiring new know-how.
Many developments in the nineties were driven by the integration of computer skills into the designers toolbox. Now the emphasis is on acquiring more multi-disciplinary and contextual skills.
Groundbreaking designers from different disciplines will tell stories at Intersections about what they have learned lately, what they expect to learn next, and why. The conference will also feature lively debate between path-finding designers and thinkers with different views on how designers should prepare for the future."
25-26 October 2007 Newcastle Gateshead