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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
 

Conference Contributors* USD$595
Conference Attendees USD$700

 

 

Registration is Open - Click Here to Register

From DMI:

Our thoughts are with you as we all adjust our lives in light of Covid-19. Changes to our lives are occurring on an hourly basis and we are all doing our best to keep up. We are closely monitoring the advice from the health authorities and are looking to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) for guidance. Also, check the guidance of your local health authorities.

 

Considering the latest projections of this disease and increasing border closings; we will be continuously monitoring the situation and adjusting our 45th Anniversary programs. While we have shifted our Madrid dmi:Design Management Conference from April to June, we are exploring whether to hold our June Conferences in a combination of in-person and virtual, or solely in virtual form.

For updates, please check this website 4-6 weeks in advance of the Conference, and before you finalize your travel plans.

 

Statement to ADMC Participants and Revised Submission Timeline

DMI recognizes the extreme disruptions and immediate shifts in priorities to our academic community due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We recognize that finishing and submitting research papers in March will be extremely difficult for many as we pivot to alternative forms of learning and work.

It remains our steadfast goal to bring together the best minds in Design Management research this August in Toronto. To this end we have made the following adjustments to our submission process:

  • The deadline for full papers has been extended one month to April 27th.
  • All papers for accepted abstracts are automatically accepted for presentation at the conference.
  • DMI is committed to conducting the conference either in person or virtually if meeting or travel bans are still in place. Register with confidence.

We encourage you to register early. It will greatly help support DMI and this conference.

Revised Submission Timeline

27 April 2020 - Deadline for full papers
27 April 2020 - Deadline for R+B Submissions
April-May 2020 - Rolling Review Process
15 June 2020 - Deadline for full paper with corrections
19 June 2020 - Deadline for author registration
5 August 2020 - Conference opens
6 August 2020 - Conference closes

 

If you have any concerns or need additional accommodation, please reach out. Let’s rally together and make this Summer’s ADMC a meaningful two days of research, networking, and exchange with each other.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speakers

 


Karel Vredenburg

Director, Global Academic Programs, IBM Design


Future of Design Education: Closing the Gap

Design education is often out of alignment with the needs of today's world. Seven years ago when IBM rebooted their design program and started hiring 2,500 designers, a three-month ‘bootcamp’ was created for new hires. Dubbed the 'missing semester,’ it was designed to close gaps in education and ready employees for the world of work. IBM also developed product team and executive education. Since then, IBM has collaborated with top schools across the globe to create a more aligned approach. This session with Karel Vredenburg, who has led Design worldwide at IBM for most of his three decades with the company, will outline the experience, describe the challenges, and discuss progress IBM has made in ‘closing the gap.’
 
In addition to his keynote, Vredenburg, his colleagues from IBM, and Iain Aitchison, Director at Graft Design and Innovation Management will facilitate an interactive session "dmi:FuturEd: The Future of Design Education” to close day 2 of the conference.

 

     

 


Daniel Rosenberg

HCI Professor, San Jose State Univ., author, inventor & Chief Design Officer


UX MAGIC, The Power of Semantic Interaction Design

UX quality will make or break the success of any digital product or service. In the past the UX design discipline relied heavily on guesswork, intuition and endless rounds of A/B trial and error testing. Semantic IxD introduces a proven, powerful and cognitive science-based approach for generative digital design work that improves both the quality of initial designs as well as the speed at which they can be delivered by a factor of 10X. This innovative new approach addresses the weakest link in the user centered design lifecycle, the point where features and user requirements metamorphize into sketches, flows and other tangible design artifacts. UX MAGIC is a new book by this keynote speaker where he will introduce the Semantic IxD method to the DMI community.
 
Daniel is a prominent UX designer, author and educator who invented many of the GUI design patterns used today. In 2019 he received the prestigious ACM SigCHI Lifetime Practice award for his numerous technical and leadership contributions to the field.

 

 

 

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

 

dmi:Student Essay Competition

Please alert and encourage your students to the dmi:Student Essay Competition. Winners receive a pass to attend the Boston, dmi:Design Leadership Conference. This can be a career-changing experience for them. The deadline July 9th. Click here for for more information and to submit.

 

Call For Submissions

The call for submissions concluded in January. Authors were notified of abstract acceptance status on February 19. Papers for authors are due by 25 March.

 

 

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.

 

Authors of accepted abstracts should follow the Paper Submission Guidelines to submit papers for review. 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.

  

Revised Submission Timeline

   

29 January 2020

Deadline for abstracts (500 words)

   

19 February 2020

Notifications of accepted abstracts

   

27 April 2020

Deadline for full papers

   

27 April 2020

Deadline for R+B Submissions

   

April-May 2020

Rolling Review Process

   

15 June 2020

Deadline for full paper with corrections

   

19 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).

 

 

Conference Registration

 

 

Registration is open to all. At least one author/presenter of accepted papers/workshops must attend the conference and present their work.

 

You can also register for multiple conferences with the dmi:45th Anniversary Conference Pass Discount.

 

Registration Fees:

Attendees $700

Contributors* $595

    * Presenters, Authors, Chairs

 

Membership Bundle Option

Purchase DMI Professional, Academic, or Student Membership (new or renewal) with your registration and save 25%.

 

To Register:

  1. Create an account at our conference management website.
  2. Click "Register as Participant"
  3. Select your Category: Attendee or Contributor
  4. Choose Options and Complete Payment. 

 
Registration is at the conference management website

 

Register Here

 

 

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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