2013 Design Research Conference

Advancing design innovation for the next generation of products and services

7 9 October 2013

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In an increasingly dynamic world, professional designers are often agents of change. Designers must creatively balance many forces. They must assert confidence to advance new perspectives yet maintain a sensitive understanding of users. They must embrace and employ technology while carefully considering the impact of pervasive technology on human beings.

The 12th annual Design Research Conference hosted by IIT Institute of Design will explore design’s role in mediating these forces: Are they opposable? Synthesized? Unified? Practicing designers, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs will present a variety of perspectives on balancing multiple creative forces amidst complex systems and issues.

25 speakers

  • Matt Jones Interaction Design Director, Google Creative Lab
  • Mickey McManus @mickeymcmanus President, CEO, and Principal, MAYA Design
  • Richard The @readyletsgo Google Creative Lab
  • Anne Burdick Chair of Media Design Practices, Art Center College of Design
  • Matthew Clark Principal and Creative Director, Subplot Design Inc.
  • Paul Collopy Program Director for the Engineering Systems Design and Systems Science Programs, National Science Foundation
  • Darlene Damm @darlenedamm Founder, DIYRockets
  • Liz Danzico @bobulate MFA Chair, School of Visual Art
  • Rhiju Das Founder, Das Lab, Stanford University
  • John Doyle John G Braun Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineer, and BioEngineering, Caltech
  • Siobhan Gregory Faculty, Wayne State University
  • Mel Lim @mellimdesign Founder, MLD
  • Panos Papalambros Donald C. Graham Professor, University of Michigan
  • John Payne @jeanphony Principal, Moment
  • Linda Pulik Founder, BaoDesignLab
  • Liz Sanders Founder, MakeTools

Coverage of 2013 Design Research Conference

23 sessions

Workshops Day 1 from 1pm to 5pm Monday 7th October 2013

DRC Day 1 Day 2 from 9am to 5:30pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

DRC Day 2 Day 3 from 9am to 5pm Wednesday 9th October 2013


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  • Laura Mattis
  • Matt Jones
  • Peter Hodges
  • Seamus Leahy
  • Lee John
  • Mickey McManus
  • readyletsgo
  • Anne Burdick
  • Matthew Clark
  • Paul Collopy
  • Darlene Damm
  • Liz Danzico
  • Mel Lim
  • Panos Papalambros
  • John Payne
  • Liz Sanders
  • Lawrence C Abrahamson
  • Deborah Alden
  • Don Norman
  • Erin Sanders
  • Marcus Alfonsetti
  • Ido Mor
  • Byron Stewart
  • lucy kimbell

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  • George Jasinski
  • Peter Vittrup
  • Bogdan Stanciu
  • Phillip Hunter
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