To Experience Design London list members:
Anyone on this list interested in the future of design practice
and knowledge should consider attending the InterSections conference
subtitled 'design know-how for a new era', which takes place 25-26
October this year in NewcastleGateshead (UK).
There are apparently fewer than 20 places left (of around 300) so
if you are interested in attending check your budgets or badger your
boss sooner than later.
InterSections: Design know-how for a new era
25-26 October 2007 (NewcastleGateshead)
The conference is a collaboration between Designs of the time
(Dott) 07, Northumbria University School of Design, and the Design
Council (with which I work), and ties into the Dott 07 Festival, which
will take place 16-28 October in NewcastleGateshead. The cost of
attending is GBP 300.
The conference chair is Jeremy Myerson, and sessions
- 'The challenges of design thinking' with Tim Brown
- 'Mission creep - The limits of design' with James Woudhuysen
- 'What is the new know-how in service design?'
- 'From job to jobs: the rise of the polymath' with Richard Seymour
- 'The design toolbox for life experiences' with Clive Grinyer
- 'The social anthropology of design' chaired by Deyan Sudjic with
Richard Seymour, Peter Saville and John Thackara
Three parallel threads have also been programmed: Interactions
(chaired by Nico Macdonald); Culture (chaired by Blueprint
editor Vicky Richardson); and Business (chair TBA).
The seminar sessions in the Interactions thread are 'Designing
interactions, media or experiences?' with Daljit Singh of Digit
London, Durrell Bishop of Lucky Bite, and Andy Altmann of Why Not
Associates, and we will be asking 'What do designers from different
backgrounds and who are designing interactions to different ends,
consider to be their core skills?'; and 'Can good design be
'co-created'?' with Future Cities Project director Austin Williams and
Joe Heapy of Engine, and we will be asking 'What has design got to
learn from the open-source software movement and 'wiki-nomics'? and
'While everyone is a designer, isn't it the job of professional
designers to champion good design?'. See the full
Future related events
Also, look out for the soon-to-be-reinvigorated forum This
happened, curated by Chris O'Shea (Pixelsumo), Joel Gethin Lewis
(United Visual Artists) and Andreas Muller (Nanika), which
focuses on the stories behind interaction design. It will be hosted at
the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation in Bethnal Green.