Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices.
The world of design is facing new challenges in the 21st century. The emergence of ‘Global Village,’ facilitated by the advance of electronic media and new technology, has changed the way people live, work, interact, and communicate with each other. Designers and practitioners from diverse cultural, social, and professional backgrounds are working together to understand the different implications of global systems and co-design the infrastructure, systems, and services of our future living.
This highly participatory and collaborative environment, connected through a worldwide electronic network and guided by the rules of a globalized marketplace, raises critical questions about the role of design and designers in shaping the personal and collective objects and spaces that we use and share in our everyday lives.
The Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, in partnership with the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, welcomes designers, educators, thinkers, students, and scholars to participate in this year’s event that is taking place in Toronto, Canada. This conference creates an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss projects that are tackling the different impacts of designing within a global context.
The Eleventh 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 Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.