agIdeas Design Lab submissions published on Iridescent
Montreal (Canada) - Iridescent, Icograda’s online Journal of Design Research, recently published 5 papers and 13 posters that were presented at the agIdeas 2011 International Design Research Lab. The DesignLab was successfully held on 2 May 2011 as part of the agIdeas 2011 International Design Week in Melbourne, Australia.
A one-day forum, the DesignLab provides design educators, researchers and practitioners the opportunity to present design research to their peers. The inaugural forum aimed to create awareness of new knowledge in the areas of multidisciplinary design practice and its benefits. Presenters also discussed the relationship between design practice and education.
Design researchers were invited to submit abstracts that address the brief "Where is design practice at today?" Where methodology often rules debates around design - especially in education - the role and importance of design practice is often overlooked. This interdisciplinary forum provides the opportunity to invigorate design discourse by sharing ways that design practice is carried out, advanced and used to produce effective results.
agIdeas worked in collaboration with Icograda to solicit papers for this call. Papers on this topic were received from around the world and the resulting program offered stimulating, informative and challenging discourse. Submissions were blind peer-reviewed by Iridescent’s multidisciplinary panel. The following panel members took part in the review process:
- Audrey G. Bennett (United States)
- Sherry Blankenship (United States)
- Hernan Casakin (Israel)
- Selby Coxon (Australia)
- Rebekah Davis (Australia)
- Ashis Jalote-Parmar (India)
- Veronique Vienne (France)
- Evert Yuma (Switzerland)
- Jeremy Yuille (Australia)
Five papers were presented live in the Clemenger Auditorium at the National Gallery of Victoria and thirteen posters were displayed. The following authors were invited to present their papers and posters.
- Bronwyn Clarke (Australia) - Communication Designers for the future? Understanding Pre-selection for K-12 education
- Bernard J. Canniffe (United States) - Designing in and for Communities: Breaking Institutional Barriers and Engaging Design Students in Meaningful and Relevant Projects
- Katrina Sandbach (Australia) - Graphic design and the aesthetics of place
- Neal Haslem (Australia) - Not and academic type: what do communication designers know about research?
- Siriporn Peters (Thailand) - Design for enabling sustainable livelihoods in communities
- Jonathan Blackwell (Australia) - Graphic Design Thinking: Innovative Advantage
- Benson Cheung - (Hong Kong, SAR) - The Challenge of the role of Graphic Design Education and Design Practice for the Values Creation of Hong Kong's Knowledge Based Economy
- Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek and Russell Kerr (Australia) - Reshaping Perceptions
- Kathryn Elkins, Kathryn Junor, Zoe Shearer, Alison Davies (Australia) - Translating Smoke Signals
- Dreu Harrison (Australia) - The King is Dead: A Call for 'Diffuse Design'
- Georgia Janetzki (Australia) - Material thinking: nurturing creativity in communication design
- Ramneek Kaur Majithia (India) - Enhancing Creativity
- Dr. Debra Livingston (Australia) - Inspiring regional design students to engage with typography
- Mark Richardson and John Hoogendoorn (Australia) - Responsible Design Makes Good Use of the Things We Throw Away
- Brian Wiley (United States) - Can graphic design create a community?
- Ian Wong (Australia) - WikID Working - Industry collaboration in industrial design enhanced using wikis
- Joshua Zeunert - (Australia) - Aesthetic foodscape design potential in Australian landscape architecture
- Alex Zubryn - (Australia) - Drawing, design, and the digital dilemma
All papers and posters can be viewed on the Iridescent website: iridescent.icograda.org
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About agIdeas 2011 International Design Week
agIdeas 2011 International Design Research Lab is a key event at agIdeas 2011 International Design Week. Presented annually for the past 20 years in Melbourne, Australia, agIdeas International Design Week has evolved into one of the largest and most prestigious design festivals in the world. Established by Ken Cato and presented by the Design Foundation, agIdeas offers an inspiring program of events that celebrate design excellence and promote the value of design-driven innovation. agideas.net