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dmi:Academic Design Management Conference: Impact the Future by Design

 

 

dmi: Academic Design Management Conference
Impact the Future by Design

 

OCAD University
Toronto, Canada
5-6 August 2020

 


Call for Submissions - Abstracts Due January 29, 2020 - See below to Submit

 

 

The future presents new challenges and opportunities for design.  Those who manage design must equip themselves to confront rapid change on all fronts – economic, environmental, and social. Research and practice must increasingly collaborate to keep pace with the needs of today and the future.
 
ADMC20 will explore how design adds value to innovation, competitiveness, and social good. The latest design research and partnerships will be presented to help light a path towards impacting the future by design.

 

 

Who Should Attend?

This conference is open to everyone - every discipline and area of endeavor will benefit. 

  • Researchers
  • Design and Design Management practitioners
  • Educators
  • Business leaders
  • Public Sector leaders
  • Students

 

Sign up at the conference website so DMI can send you conference updates.

 

 

The ADMC20 Conference is Made up of Three Parts:

 

Research Paper Presentations

Presentation of design research summaries in fast-paced sessions in the following tracks: 

  • Design Research-Led Innovation - Design’s Role as a Catalyst for Innovation
  • Design in the Digital Environment - Design Led Research using Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Interaction, Robotics, Wearables, and Ethics
  • Design for the Public Good - Design Research for Health, Wellness, Universal Design, Environment, Sustainability, Transportation, Public Sector, and Education
  • Design Leadership - Design Management Futures, Organization Design / Transformation, Design Research Surrounding Internal Processes in the Area of Design Thinking, and Leadership
  • Business - Design and Design Management for Economic Growth - Design Research-led Work for Products, Services, Business Models
  • Open Track For Papers That Do Not Directly Fit Themed Tracks - Eg. Fashion, Architecture, Service Design, Etc…

 

 

R+B: Design Research + Design Business Presentations

Partnerships between academia, industry and government are the new normal. Collaboration and knowledge-sharing can change the course of companies, industries, economies and governments. At the ADMC, nine 1-hour Research + Business (R+B) presentations will highlight collaborations between educators, and both the private and public sectors.

Presentations include a new framework for evaluating the innovation strength of organizations, building creative capacity in SMEs, and more. Submit your collaboration.

 

 

The dmi:FuturED Project

New market dynamics are blurring the lines between industry disciplines demanding that designers acquire new or additional skills. At the same time, design education is being upended by challenges to traditional approaches, and by calls for new methodologies. A better understanding of changing dynamics in global design education is needed. To provide much-needed insights into what students, educators, and industry needs - DMI has launched the FutureEd Survey, a global survey of 4 aspects of future design education: 

  • Critical design skills
  • Optimal teaching tools
  • Educational environments
  • Learning methodologies

 

Call For Submissions (Abstracts Due 29 January, 2020)

 

We are happy to announce the Call for Papers and R+B Submissions for the 22nd DMI: Academic Design Management Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada.

 

Paper abstracts should be less than 500 words in length and include working title, summary of paper, description of methodology used (if appropriate), contribution to the field, and implications for theory and practice in one of the following topics:

  • Design Research-Led Innovation
  • Design in the Digital Environment
  • Design for the Public Good
  • Design Leadership
  • Business - Design and Design Management for Economic Growth
  • Open Track For Papers That Do Not Directly Fit Themed Tracks

Abstract/Paper Submission Process - Due 29 January, 2020

The paper abstract submission window is open.

 

Abstracts should be less than 500 words in length and include working title, summary of paper, description of methodology used (if appropriate), contribution to the field, and implications for theory and practice. Author names should NOT be identified in the abstract or the body of the paper. Authors should be referred to in the text or notes in the third person only. Full papers must be previously unpublished

   

All abstracts must be be submitted via our conference management system at https://www.conftool.net/dmi2020. To submit your abstract, please follow these steps:

  1. Register on to the conference management tool and create your account.
  2. Once logged in select 'Your Submissions,' then 'DMI Abstract Submission,' and complete the submission form including the following items:
     
    1. Authors and affiliations
    2. Abstract title
    3. Text of your abstract (maximum 500 words)
    4. The track you wish to be considered for
    5. Provide keywords for your abstract
    6. Add any comments for the review committee.

  3. Click Proceed.

Abstracts will be stored in our conference management platform where they will be considered for acceptance. Abstracts are due 29 January, 2020. Authors will be notified on of acceptance by 19 February 2020.

 

Submit Your Abstract Here

 

 

Full Papers

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.

 

The paper submission window will open immediately after notification of accepted abstracts. Deadline for full papers is 25 March 2020.

 

 

R+B: Submission Process

R+B Proposals must be submitted by email Here. Proposals should include:

  1. Collaboration Topic
  2. Short paragraph description of the R+B Research + Business partnership/collaboration
  3. The Name, Title, and Biography of the 2 collaboration presenters.

Deadline for R+B submissions is 25 March 2020.

 

See the R+B page for more information.

 

Conference Presentations

At least one author/presenter of accepted papers must attend the conference and present their work.

 

Proceedings

Proceedings from the conference will be published digitally on the DMI website.

  

Submission Timeline

   

29 January 2020

Deadline for abstracts (500 words)

   

19 February 2020

Notifications of accepted abstracts

   

25 March 2020

Deadline for full papers

   

25 March 2020

Deadline for R+B Submissions

   

22 April 2020

Notifications of accepted full papers

   

8 June 2020

Deadline for full paper with corrections

   

12 June 2020

Deadline for author registration

   

5 August 2020

Conference opens

   

6 August 2020

Conference closes

 

 

Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

8:30 - 9:00 

Registration and Networking

8:30 - 9:00 

Registration and Networking

9:00 - 10:00 

Keynote Session

9:00 - 10:00 

Keynote Session

10:00 - 5:00 

Concurrent Paper Presentations and R+B Sessions

10:00 - 3:00 

Concurrent Paper Presentations and R+B Sessions

6:00 - 8:30 

Reception

3:00 - 5:00 

The Interactive dmi:FuturED Project

 


Conference Host and Venue

 

  OCAD U

OCAD University
Toronto, Canada

 

As a university is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines, The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) is perfectly suited to host this year's dmi:Academic Design Management Conference. OCAD U is located in the heart of Toronto, beside the Art Gallery of Ontario and the historic Grange Park. 

 

About the Conference

 

 

As one of DMI's longest running events, DMI's Biennial Academic Design Management Research Conferece creates an inclusive conversation amoung academics and practicioners from a varity of disciplines to examine the ways in which design management can inform innovation currently and in the future. We aim to lay the groundwork to 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 through producing a special issue of the dmi:Journal.

 

Research Papers

All papers submitted are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process and considered for publication in the dmi:Journal, a globally recognized journal of Design Management. 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.

 

Proceedings

Proceedings from the conference will be submitted to scholarly databases for indexing and published digitally on the DMI website (www.dmi.org).

 

 

Sponsorship

 

 

A quick scan of the attendees at any of our recent conferences will reveal why DMI events are renowned as much for the audience as for the presenters. Attendees represent movers and shakers with substantial budget authority. Sponsors are able to reach our audience with pre-event marketing and effective exposure during and after events. DMI offers a variety of conference sponsorship options to fit different budgets. Meet and mentor the best and brightest talent, contact Carole Bilson for more information.

 

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