MX Design Conference 2011 Call for Participation launched

03 March 2011
Mexico City (Mexico) - The Call for Participation is now open for MX Design Conference 2011, organised by the Design Department at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico City. The deadline for registration and submission is 15 April 2011.
Mexico City (Mexico) - The Call for Participation is now open for MX Design Conference 2011, organised by the Design Department at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico City.

From 26-28 October 2011, MX Design Conference 2011 will present experiences from any area in which design intervention is demonstrated in nontraditional areas of knowledge or action, academic or professional, and their participation as a bridge in a diverse and changing world.

Call for participation

A variety of design disciplines are increasingly involved in projects that require a set of skills for which there is no specific design profile. Additionally, there are cases where the main contribution of the designer is not simply his or her ability to specify product design, but his or her approach to problems or method of work that generates innovation.

New profiles are now being formed from the experience of working in interdisciplinary teams, under nontraditional design processes, alongside actors with diverse knowledge, attitudes and culture. This is expanding the scope for the designer, and requires a reflection on the his or her defining characteristics in a diverse and constantly changing society.

Guide Topics

  • Interdisciplinarity in design practice
  • Design developed between actors from different cultures
  • New ways of working and partnership to design and promote design
  • Academic training to new designer profiles

Key concepts

  • Interdisciplinary Design
  • Design between different cultures
  • Networks, groups and associations
  • Strategic design
  • Designing for other cultures

The deadline for registration and submission is 15 April 2011. The abstracts submitted are evaluated by the Design Faculty in an individual and anonymous manner.

The results will be published on 22 April, and selected speakers will be asked to submit the full paper along with all audiovisual support they have.

A second evaluation will take place in June in order to select the participant papers in time for the presentations on 8 July. All papers accepted will be published in the event memoire.

Find out all the details at: www.dis.uia.mx



For more information, please contact:

Design Department
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
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About the Universidad Iberoamericana

The firsts studies of Design in Mexico started at the Universidad Iberoamericana 50 years ago. The Design Department is related to several productive sectors: visual applied communications, creative interactive media, multimedia, strategic thinking, art and culture, product innovation strategies, fashion and textiles and product design. The university offers four bachelor degree programs: Industrial Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Design and a Master Degree in Design Strategy and Innovation.
www.dis.uia.mx