The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

The Eighth Annual Conference on Design Principles and Practices (DPP) will be held January 16-18, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.

About the Conference, from the DPP website:

Design is our collective intelligence. It shapes the world we live in. We can recognize design in the materiality of our objects, the environments we dwell in, and the visual communication that we share. Design is the common ground of everyday life, and becomes the layer connecting the way we perceive our world, cultures, and societies.

Design intelligence is also about the ethos and the values that we share. Design’s collective intelligence is one of society’s capacities to respond to the global environmental crisis. It offers the ability to cooperate collectively in our search for new answers. Our globalized and decentralized world brings challenges such as new technologies, the ecological crisis, and social upheaval. In a world expected to grow to include nine billion human beings in a few decades, our material life, well-being and environment will change dramatically. Our survival will depend on our ability to organize, innovate, and design a sustainable future.

The conference will try to address the following questions:

If you are interested in submitting a conference proposal, please visit the DPP website here.  Proposals for in-person presentation are due by November 7,2013.

To learn more about DPP, the journal, and other DPP activities, please visit the DPP main website here.