Around the world, a mass movement of design researchers and practitioners are using their capabilities to enable innovation in complex systems and organizations across public and private sectors alike. ’Next Wave’ will address the new design knowledge being created, the new forms of practice emerging, and how research and practice can stimulate and learn from each other. The conference will feature, keynotes, paper sessions, R+B (Research + Business) track, and a dmi:FuturED Workshop to debate and discuss global design education and the skills designers that need to acquire to ensure success.
Design, Design Thinking, Innovation, Design Research, Design Practice, Design Management
Call for Papers
Call For Submissions
We are happy to announce the Call for Papers and R+B Submissions for the 21st DMI: Academic Design Management Conference to be held in London (UK) from the 1st to 2nd August 2018.
Around the world, a mass movement of design researchers and practitioners are using their capabilities to enable innovation in complex systems and organizations across public and private sectors alike. ’Next Wave’ will address the new design knowledge being created, the new forms of practice emerging, and how research and practice can stimulate and learn from each other.
Each day of this two day conference will open with a keynote presentation by noted academic and industry leaders, followed by multiple sessions running along concurrent tracks – multiple Academic Paper tracks and 1 practitioner-oriented R+B (Research + Business) track. The final afternoon will feature a dmi:FuturED Workshop to debate and discuss global design education and the skills designers that need to acquire to ensure success.
Academic Paper and R+B (Research + Business) Tracks and Topics
DMI has long been a global advocate for the collaboration between researchers and practitioners in design and design management. This ADMC continues that tradition, focusing on current partnerships and paving the way for future collaborations between domains. We are actively seeking submissions on the following tracks and topics:
Academic Research Paper Tracks
Design Research-Led Innovation
Business: Design and Design Management for Economic Growth
Design, Leadership, and Organization Design
Public Sector & Transportation
Healthcare & Society
Open Track For Papers That Do Not Directly Fit Themed Tracks
Innovation Lab Partnerships
Shared Material Science / Materials Development Collaborations
Health Technology Partnerships
Design Research Applications in Service or Experience Design
R+B (Research + Business) Topics
Academics and/or Practitioners presenting and participating in paper sessions
Practitioners and/or Academics leading workshop sessions
FuturED participants and facilitators
General registrants from academia and industry interested in cutting-edge topics
Design Management Students
All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
Full papers should be between 4000–6000 words in length. We welcome any research approach or type of paper including conceptual, empirical and critical literature reviews. However, we expect high standards of scholarship within the papers in terms of establishing the theoretical context, explicating the methods of inquiry, and reporting results that may aid other researchers.
At least one author/presenter of accepted papers/workshops must attend the conference and present their work.
Proceedings from the conference will be submitted to scholarly databases for indexing and published digitally on the DMI website (www.dmi.org).
7 February 2018 – Deadline for abstracts (500 words)
28 February 2018 Notifications of accepted abstracts
4 April 2018 Deadline for full papers
11 April 2018 Deadline for R+B Proposals
2 May 2018 Notifications of accepted full papers
6 June 2018 Deadline for full paper with corrections
13 June 2018 Deadline for author registration
1 August 2018 Conference opens
2 August 2018 Conference closes
DMI will publish and disseminate the full conference proceedings at the DMI website (dmi.org). The 2018 Design Management Journal will feature the top peer-reviewed papers.
Visit http://www.dmi.org/ADMC for more info on the call schedule, conference venue, deadlines, and to submit your paper abstracts and/or R+B proposals.