Design Connects

October 17 – 18, 2015 Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Organized by KSDS, ADADA and Cumulus

The goal of this event is to create a forum to explore meaningful changes in design profiles and convergence of design disciplines.

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Cumulus is also extending an invitation to all interested to visit the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea on October 16, 2015. Max. 20 participants.
For more information and expression of interest, please contact Cumulus coordinator Mrs Justyna Molik  justyna.molik@aalto.fi .

49-101College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea

Preliminary programme:

10 – 11 SNU Campus Tour
11 – 12 Introduction of College of Fine Arts, SNU
12 – 14 Lunch with Professors of SNU
14 – 15 Lecture: Prof. Sam Bucolo, Design and Innovation

Conference description

The goal of this event is to create a forum to explore meaningful changes in design profiles and convergence of design disciplines. By connecting cross-disciplinary, cultural, and social knowledge and various design approaches from diverse design domains, Design Connects will explore emerging design issues to make our life better.

Design Connects is a collaborative conference by the KSDS (Korean Society of Design Science), the ADADA (Asia Digital Art and Design Association) and Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.

This conference will take place from October 17th through October 18th at the Asia Cultural Complex and Chonnam National University in Gwangju, Korea. The theme of this conference centers around the idea of design thinking to address issues on emerging professional profiles connected to the most up-to-date evolutions of the discipline of design. KSDS, ADADA, and Cumulus invites papers, posters and doctoral colloquium submissions.

The conference is a two day program. The first day of the conference consists of paper presentation sessions and will be held at Chonnam National University. The second day is the Cumulus Forum and will take place at the newly built design hub in Gwangju, the Asia Cultural Complex.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the International Design Congress of 2015. The respected associations in the field of design such as ico-D(International Council of Design), ICSID(International Council of Societies of Industrial Design), IFI(International federation of Interior Architects/Designers), IxDA(Interaction Design Association) and SDN(Service Design Network) are gathering together to discuss and bring out questions that designers can participate more actively with the changes and problems around the world. The congress will take place after the international conference of the KSDS and the ADADA with Cumulus.

All papers will go through a double blind peer review process by the KSDS, the ADADA, and Cumulus review committee. Upon review, amendments may be suggested for papers. All submission must be made online through our online submission system.

Topics:

Design theory, Design education, Design case studies, Design history, Design research, Design methods, Design practice, Human factors in design, Design usability, Universal design, Architecture, Urban design, Space design, Fashion design, Sustainable design, Design and culture, Social design, Information design , Interaction design, Graphic design, Typography, Design and commerce, Branding, Experience design, Digital Arts & Design, Animation / Computer Graphics

Full Papers:

The program committee solicits paper proposals both on foundational and applied design research. Full papers must be written in English and should be 3000-5000 words excluding abstracts and references and comply with the paper guidelines. Proposals must not be in press or under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere. Authors must adhere to the formatting guidelines to avoid rejection.

Short Papers (Podium Abstract Presentations):

The short papers allow for the presentation of research for which the author wishes to reserve publication rights for future consideration. Short papers may consist of 2~6 pages in our format including abstracts and references. We accept both English and Korean submissions for the short paper program.

Posters:

The posters will be displayed in a designated space at the Conference venue. The poster should be A1 vertical (841mm x 594mm), and comply with the poster format. Submissions in English and Korean will be accepted. Display panels will be provided on site at the time of the conference. Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service.

Doctoral Colloquium:

The Doctoral Colloquium offers Ph.D. students working in design research a special forum where they will have a chance to briefly present their dissertations-in-progress and discuss them at length with peers and established senior researchers. Interested students should prepare a two page summary of their research. This should provide a context for the research, describe the methods being used and the progress to date.

Template downloads:

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Important Dates:

  • 20 June 2015: Deadline for Full-Paper submission
  • 4 July 2015: Deadline for Poster submission
  • 25 July 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • 17 August 2015: Final paper submission
  • 24 August 2015: Doctoral Colloquium
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