2013 Design Research Conference (DRC)
Organization: IIT Institute of Design
Venue: The Field Museum
|Event Date/Time: Oct 08, 2013||End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2013|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 26, 2013|
In an increasingly dynamic world, professional designers are often agents of change. Designers must creatively balance many forces. They must assert confidence to advance new perspectives yet maintain a sensitive understanding of users. They must embrace and employ technology while carefully considering the impact of pervasive technology on human beings.
The 12th annual Design Research Conference hosted by IIT Institute of Design will explore design’s role in mediating these forces: Are they opposable? Synthesized? Unified? Practicing designers, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs will present a variety of perspectives on balancing multiple creative forces amidst complex systems and issues.
The Design Research Conference (DRC), hosted by IIT Institute of Design, brings together a growing community of design professionals advancing the role of design research in innovation.
The conference strives to spread knowledge through the discussion of compelling experiences and case studies, innovative methods and approaches, and the future and sustainability of design research.
This is a student-curated conference where the audience, two-thirds professionals and a third students, leaves with key takeaways: new ideas for further discussion and methods to throw into their own toolkits.
Mickey McManus President, CEO, and Principal, MAYA Design
Matthew Clark Principal and Creative Director, Subplot Design Inc.
John Payne Principal, Moment
Matt Jones Interaction Design Director, Google Creative Lab Richard The Interaction Designer, Google Creative Lab
Darlene, Damm Founder, DIYRockets
Liz Sanders Founder, MakeTools
Mel Lim Founder, MLD
Liz Danzico MFA Chair, School of Visual Art
Rhiju Das Founder, Das Lab, Stanford University
Anne Burdick Chair of Media Design Practices, Art Center College of Design
John Doyle John G Braun Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineer, and BioEngineering, Caltech
Linda Pulik Founder, BaoDesignLab Siobhan Gregory Faculty, Wayne State University
Lucy Kimbell Associate fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Paul Collopy Program Director for the Engineering Systems Design and Systems Science Programs, National Science Foundation
Panos Papalambros Donald C. Graham Professor, University of Michigan
Robert Young Professor, Northumbria University