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Our goal is to create an inclusive conversation among academics from a variety of disciplines including business (organizational behavior, strategy, marketing, and operations) and design management (design strategy, product design, brand identity, communications, interactive design, user experience, architecture, and environmental design) to examine the ways in which design thinking can inform innovation currently and in the future. We aim to lay the groundwork to build a scholarly community and advance the state of the art in design management research, theory, and practice, and produce a significant contribution to the field through the paper presentations, conference proceedings and producing a special issue of the Design Management Journal.
Businesses are changing; manufacturers are becoming service providers and services are focusing increasingly on experiences. Organizations, in both the profit and the social sector, are seeking competitive advantage through innovation in their offerings, structure, processes, and business models. We believe that now is the time to convene a gathering of academics to take a critical look at how we can bring a scholarly lens to the ways that design may help to both shape and implement innovation in these emerging developments.
Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; author, Fixing the Game
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We invite submissions on the following seven themes:
DESIGN-LED INNOVATION IN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
DESIGN-LED INNOVATION IN ORGANIZATIONS AND THE WORKPLACE
DESIGN-LED INNOVATION IN BUSINESS MODELS
BRIDGING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DESIGN
INNOVATIONS IN DESIGN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
DEVELOPING DESIGN THINKING SKILLS
INNOVATIONS IN DESIGN RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES, MANAGEMENT PROCESSES, AND OUTCOMES
The academic committee will select the best of these papers for publication in a special issue of the Design Management Journal to be published in 2013.
Submissions, in the form of an extended abstract, are due by May 8, 2012 and must meet the following guidelines:
1500 WORD (MAXIMUM) ABSTRACT CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING:
SUMMARY OF PAPER
DESCRIPTION OF METHODOLOGY USED (IF APPROPRIATE)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIELD
IMPLICATIONS FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE
Authors of accepted submissions will be notified by June 8, 2012.
The submission period ended May 8th.
The submission should contain a working title and a summary (maximum 1500 words) of the primary topics/themes of your paper, and the track from the seven listed above for which you wish your paper to be considered. To preserve anonymity, author names should not be identified in the body of the paper or extended summary. Authors should be referred to in the text or notes in the third person only.
Acceptance for presentation in the conference will be confirmed by June 8, 2012. The final version of the full paper should be emailed to conference secretary John Tobin by July 13, 2012 for inclusion in the Proceedings. Papers must not have been previously published.
All accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings and online on the DMI website.
Paper Submission Guidelines
Poster Session Guidelines
Suggested Poster Template
A number of scholarships for the DMI International Research Conference will be available for students and educators thanks to the generous support of the US National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Scholarships will provide complimentary admission to the event, and are available for both US and international applicants. Scholarships do not cover travel and lodging costs. Scholarship recipients will be eligible for low-cost housing at MassArt, the price will be US$40/day for one bedroom of a two bedroom suite. Recipients will be provided details upon confirmation of the scholarship.
Applications were due June 1, 2012. No applications will be accepted after June 1.
Author, Educator and Consultant, London
BRIGITTE BORJA DE MOZOTA
Director of Research, Paris College of Art / Ecole Parsons ŕ Paris; Professor, Université Paris Ouest
Professor, Department of Industrial Design, KAIST
DR. LEON CRUICKSHANK
Associate Director Imagination and PhD Coordinator, Lancaster University
ANA PAULA PERFETTO DEMARCHI
University Teacher (Adjunct Professor), Department of Design, State University of Londrina – UEL, Brasil
Faculty of Arts, Plymouth University
Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
DR. NUŠA FAIN
City University London
Professor of Design, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
Head of Academic Program, Masters of Integrated Design, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT)
Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts
JULIE H. HERTENSTEIN
Associate Professor, DMI Senior Research Fellow, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University
YONG SE KIM
Director, Creative Design Institute; Principal Investigator, Product-Service Systems Design Project; Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
Lecturer in Design and Innovation Management, University of Cambridge, Institute for Manufacturing
Lecturer in Management, School of Management, RMIT University
TYRONE S. PITSIS
Chair Practice Theme Committee of the Academy of Management Deputy Director: Strategy, Organisation and Society Director of Full-Time MBA Programme, Newcastle University Business School
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney
Msc, Applied Ergonomics, Delft University
Associate Professor, Management Communication, Stern School of Business, NYU
RACHEL D. COOPER
Director, Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University
Creative Director, Interactive & User Experience Design, Sapient
Sr. Design Manager, eBay, Inc.
Marketing Director, Essential
Senior Associate Dean & Dean of Faculty, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University
Owner, The Creative Connection
Sr. Manager, Brand Design & Packaging, H.J. Heinz Company
Lynn Szymanski Art and Design; Project coordinator, Public Consulting Group
VP Business Operations, DMI
Conference Identity by Sarah Essex, BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography, Plymouth University
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