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"Explosive Changes"

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Declaring “explosive changes in design in the past 20 years call for a reexamination of design research’s accomplishments, aims and possibilities”—organizers have announced the call for papers and posters (link is external) for the seventh International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Congress (link is external), to be held for the first time in North America. The event will be held Oct. 31–to Nov. 3, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (UC DAAP) (link is external). Register now (link is external).
The conference is co-chaired by Gjoko Muratovski, PhD (link is external), the new director of the School of Design at UC DAAP, and Craig Vogel, FIDSA, associate dean at UC DAAP. “The traditional boundaries of design are dissolving and connections are being established with other fields at an exponential rate,” says Vogel. “At UC DAAP, we are uniquely positioned to address these changes and challenges.”  
UC DAAP invites educators and practitioners to discuss the array of possibilities for design and design research in the century ahead—under the theme Re:Research. “With the ongoing, dramatic transformation of the design paradigm, the role and significance of design research today requires us to reframe and rethink,” says Kun-Pyo Lee, president, IASDR. “Research on the new roles, significance, methods, processes, and identity of design must be intensified and expanded more than ever.”
Papers and posters are being accepted in three areas:
Fundamental Research, disciplinary and interdisciplinary, within a university including history, theory and criticism that address philosophical arguments basic to design
Collaborative Research, university and external organizations on the development of new methods, innovation and user experience
Research in Practice, by public agencies, non-profits, 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
Submissions are due by Feb. 18, 2017.

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