2020 Conference Going Online

Conference delegates and Research Network Members -- thank you for your patience!

We are pleased to announce the Fourteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices will be held online 11-13 November 2020. All registered delegates are invited to participate in the online conference. The development team at the Common Ground Media Lab has been working tirelessly to create a next-generation web platform to support a robust online conference experience. This is our first use of our new event platform; we are excited to share it with you and look forward to your feedback!

Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2007, the Design Principles & Practices Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum to explore the meaning and purpose of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the network traverses a broad sweep to construct a trans-disciplinary dialogue, which encompasses a wide array of design paradigms and practices. We move between theoretical reflection on the nature of design and case studies of design practice, and from research-based perspectives to the experience-based perspectives of design insiders. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

The Fourteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • 2020 Special Focus - Advocacy in Design: Engagement, Commitment, and Action
  • Theme 1: Design Education
  • Theme 2: Design in Society
  • Theme 3: Designed Objects
  • Theme 4: Visual Design
  • Theme 5: Design Management and Professional Practice
  • Theme 6: Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

Conference Chairs

Loredana Di Lucchio

Loredana Di Lucchio

Architect; Researcher; Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

Architect; Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Anita Cooney

Anita Cooney

Dean of Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

2020 Advisory Committee

Constantin Boym, Industrial Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

David Foley, Interior Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Jennifer Minniti, Fashion Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Santiago Piedrafita, Graduate Communications Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Jessica Wexler, Undergraduate Communications Design, Pratt Insitute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Conference Partner

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