Lorraine Justice, Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Opening Session, Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Welcome Reception and Exhibition, Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Louise St. Pierre, Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Tania Willard, Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada

Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

  • 2014 Special Focus: Design as Collective Intelligence
  • 16–18 January 2014
  • UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada

At A Glance

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

250+

Delegates attended the Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices.

39

Countries represented.

Co-Chairs

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi is an architect, with a PhD in Environmental Design, and an Associate Professor at Carleton University, School of Industrial Design (Ottawa, Canada). He is a critic and essayist for many reviews, and is currently Co-Director of the magazine DIID – Disegno Industriale. He has also served as a keynote speaker and coordinator for several international conferences and curated design exhibitions and events. His interests include the impact of new technologies and artifacts on design culture--especially its critical expressions and theoretical inter/trans/post-disciplinary implications with regard to our contemporary knowledge society and the social, cultural, and ethical.

Louise St. Pierre

Louise St. Pierre

Louise St. Pierre is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Emily Carr University and Coordinator of the Emily Carr DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Lab. Prior to this, she served as Chair of the Industrial Design Program at the University of Washington, where she pioneered several sustainable design research initiatives. St. Pierre has received multiple design awards and grants for a broad range of collaborative design projects including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for exploratory curriculum on sustainable design. St. Pierre is the coauthor of the internationally recognized texts on sustainable design, Okala Ecological Design and Okala Practitioner. Her design work has been published in ID Magazine, Print Magazine, Innovation, and Communication Arts. She continues to write articles with a focus on design strategies, human behavior, and natural systems in an effort to set the design of our human-made world in alignment with the Earth’s ecosystems.

Plenary Speakers

The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Alex Beim

Alex Beim

Artist; Speaker; Founder and Creative Director, Tangible Interaction

Jorge Frascara

Jorge Frascara

Professor, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico

Guillermina Noël

Guillermina Noël

Professor, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico

Gregory Henriquez

Gregory Henriquez

Managing Partner, Henriquez Partners Architects, British Columbia

Lorraine Justice

Lorraine Justice

Dean, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA; Fellow, Industrial Design Society of America

Tania Willard

Tania Willard

Artist; Curator

Bonne Zabolotney

Bonne Zabolotney

Dean, Design and Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

2014 Conference Partners