Cumulus conference Wuxi 2018: Diffused Transition and Design Opportunities
October 31 – November 3, 2018
Hosted by School of Design, Jiangnan University
About Jiangnan University
School of Design, Jiangnan University, formerly known as Molding Department of Wuxi Institute of Light Industry in 1960, is one of the institutes with longest history of Chinese modern design education and one of the earliest design programs in China. According to the 2017 evaluation from the Ministry of Education, School of Design at Jiangnan University ranks A category among all design disciplines in China.
Conference theme: DIFFUSED TRANSITION AND DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES
1. Emerging design research and practices
Driven by the diffused transition, what kinds of changes and topics are emerging in the design areas related to culture, technology, economic, and social? What is the potential and limitation of design? The design practice and research related but not limited to the topics below are welcomed.
● Cultural Transition and design opportunities
● Technical transition and design opportunities
● Social transition and design opportunities
● Economic transition and design opportunities
2. Evolution and continuation of design education
Forced by the diffused transition, changes in design education are necessary. What kind of design education is appropriate in the different context? What kinds of new explorations have been conducting? How to evaluate the effects of these education reformation? The papers related to design education are welcomed.
3. The change and certainty of design discipline
Confronted with these changes, what kinds of influence on design disciplinary are happening? What is the constant part of design discipline? How to facilitate the development of design discipline? The papers related to design discipline are welcomed.
4. Interdisciplinary integration and design position
Nowadays, interdisciplinary innovation is also a significant issue. How to efficiently cooperate with other disciplines is crucial in this diffused transition context. What is the position of design in interdisciplinary innovation? What is the value of design? The papers on this subtheme are welcomed.
5. Sustainable vision and design challenges
With the changes discussed above, the sustainable challenges are vital. What kind of sustainable vision do we have? How design can be an asset to make this vision become a reality? The papers on this issue are welcomed.
6. Global transition and local design response
Thomas L. Friedman pointed out that we are entering the globalization 3.0 with the connection points changed from countries, companies to person. What kinds of influences are emerging for local design in globalization 3.0? What kinds of design practices are adopted in different regions? How to better cope with the challenges and opportunities in this new context? The papers on local design in globalization 3.0 are welcomed.
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