Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices.
The ability of design to promote transformations in society is an issue that deserves investigation. When shaping objects, systems, and services, and while dealing with technologies and materials, design is affecting the way people live, our human relationships, and the landscape. These transformations can be acutely subtle and their effectiveness can depend on continuity of an action, which is perceived only on a long-term basis. In this context, the ultimate goal of design seems to follow innovation in our material and immaterial realm, thus becoming a catalyst capable of making a difference in society and eventually the life of human beings.
The 2016 Design Principles & Practices Knowledge Community invites you to share your experiences, ideas, and proposals on the role of design in the shaping of societies and cultures. How can we design artifacts, activities, systems, interactions, and environments that affect the way societies take shape? How in past years did this happen, and how can we plan for the future?
In exploring how design can become a vehicle to change society, the conference seeks for interdisciplinary contributions on Design Education, Designed Objects, Interaction and Technologies, Communication, Design Management and Professional Practice, and Architecture and Environmental Design.
The Tenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.
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