Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy
2-4 February 2011

The Design Conference is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum that brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference traverses a broad sweep to construct a 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 and telecommunications.

The conference was inaugurated in 2007 at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK. It was held at the University of Miami, USA in 2008, at Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2009, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA in 2010. We are pleased to hold next year’s conference at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Plenary speakers include:

* Loredana Di Lucchio, Conference Moderator, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

* Anna Maria Fisker, Marie Frier, Poul Henning Kirkegaard, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

* Christian Guellerin, President, Cumulus Association, Nantes, France

* Lorenzo Imbesi, Conference Moderator, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

* Stefano Marzano, CEO, Philips Design, Eindhoven, Netherlands

In addition, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in ‘Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal’. 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 the journal.

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The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 23 December 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website: .


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