3-6-2013 Seventh International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

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Common Ground Publishing
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Call for Papers
The 2013 Seventh International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, held at Chiba University, Chiba, Japan on 6-8 March 2013, will address a range of critically important themes relating to design today. It is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia are invited, addressing design principles and practices through one of the following themes:
• Design Education
• Design in Society
• Designed Objects
• Visual Design
• Design Management and Professional Practice
• Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

The final deadline for proposal submission is 6 January 2013. Please visit http://designprinciplesandpractices.com for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference.

Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Proposals for virtual presentations may be submitted at any time, up to the start of the conference. All conference registrants (in-person and virtual) may also submit their written papers for publication in the refereed Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal.

Plenary Speakers:
This year's conference will engage plenary speakers around the theme 'ENTHUSIASM'. The International Conference on Design Principles and Practices is proud to announce the following keynote speakers for our 2013 Conference:

NAOKO HIROTA, PRODUCT DESINER
MASAAKI KANAI, PRESIDENT AND REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR OF RYOHIN KEIKAKU CO LTD.
NORIHORO KANEKIYO, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND PRINCIPAL, TAKANO LANDSCAPE PLANNING CO LTD.
YOICHIRO KAWAGUCHI, CG ARTIST AND 
PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
MANABU KAWADA, DESIGNER AND THE DIRECTOR OF YAMAHA DESIGN
TOYOKI KOZAI, PROFESSOR EMERITUS AND FORMER PRESIDENT AT CHIBA UNIVERSITY

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