Luigi Ferrara, Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, University Center, Chicago, USA
Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, University Center, Chicago, USA

Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

  • 2015 Special Focus: Industrial - Post-industrial - Neo-industrial Design
  • 12–14 March 2015
  • University Center Chicago Chicago, USA

At A Glance

3

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

185+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices.

30

Countries represented.

Co-Chairs

Loredana Di Lucchio

Loredana Di Lucchio

Architect, PhD, Researcher Professor
Sapienza University of Rome

Loredana Di Lucchio, PhD in Design, is Researcher Professor at Sapienza University of Rome. Her research and teaching activities are focused on the relationship between production, communication, and consumption in order to investigate and define the strategic role of Design as a driver for consumption aware behaviors. She is a speaker for international conferences, coordinator of several Italian Research Boards, and essayist for theoretical and design reviews including a member of the editorial board of the magazine ‘DIID – Disegno Industriale Industrial Design’ and of the web-magazine of Italian Design Research Network ‘SDI Review’. She has organized many seminars, workshops, and exhibitions about the relationship between Design and Brand with a particular attention at the semantic, productive, and social implications. At the same time, she has opened a personal focus on Asian Design, considered as emblematic expression of the contemporary culture.

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

Architect, PhD, Professor
Sapienza University of Rome

Professor of Industrial Design at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Lorenzo was previously Associate Professor and head of the Master of Design MDes at Carleton University in Canada up until 2013. Prof. Imbesi is also an Architect, PhD in Design, ICCS fellow – Canada Government, and a member of the Research Board of Italian and European researches. He is a keynote speaker and coordinator for international conferences and a curator of design exhibitions and events. Additionally, he is a critic and essayist for many reviews, Co-Director of the magazine “DIID – Disegno Industriale,” and currently, he is Director of ‘FIELDS. An Interdisciplinary Design Journal’ (Carleton University, Ottawa) as well as a member of the editorial board of “The Design Journal” (Bloomsbury Publishing, London).

Plenary Speakers

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

William Bullock

William Bullock

Professor and Chair, Industrial Design, and Director, Product Interaction Research Laboratory, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Luigi Ferrara

Luigi Ferrara

Dean, Centre for Arts and Design, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

Tao Huang

Tao Huang

Professor, Product Design, Columbia College, Chicago, USA


Graduate Scholars

Oluwafemi Samuel Adelabu

Oluwafemi Samuel Adelabu

Ahmad Alansari

Ahmad Alansari

Camila Assis Peres Silva

Camila Assis Peres Silva

Natalia Bernal

Natalia Bernal

Laila Cassim

Laila Cassim

Brie Constantino

Brie Constantino

Eva Lutz

Eva Lutz

Railesha Tiwari

Railesha Tiwari

Xin Tong

Xin Tong

Desirée Valadares

Desirée Valadares