Call for Papers

Download full description of the conference tracks: DRS LXD_2019_Call for Papers
Download full paper template: DRSLXD19_Paper_Template
Submit your full paper: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/DRSLXD2019/

The LearnXdesign is a conference series by DRS Special Interest Group in Design Pedagogy (PedSIG), cultivating symbiotic exchanges between design education and design research. The first symposium in the series was held in Paris in 2011 and covered a small number of invited presentations mainly by British and continental European researchers. The Oslo 2013 and Chicago 2015 conferences were embraced by the design education research community at large and involved an impressive number of contributions across design disciplines and educational levels representing diverse traditions in research and education. And finally, the fourth conference was hosted by Ravensbourne University London in 2017.

The Fifth International Conference for Design Education Researchers will be hosted by Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Industrial Design between 9-12 July 2019. We are truly excited to invite you all to our Ankara campus characterized by its unique natural and built environment as well as by its egalitarian culture and open intellectual milieu. Despite Turkey’s becoming an uneasy passage from multiple conflict zones to tightened EU borders, our department will have quite a few occasions to celebrate in the coming year. The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first course on industrial design offered in Turkey, at METU Faculty of Architecture by the American industrial designer David K. Munro. The same year we will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of our department as a separate academic unit at METU. We feel that design education matters more than ever!

The theme for the DRS Learn X Design 2019 is Insider Knowledge. We are happy to announce that the conference has 18 tracks, fifteen of which are chaired, and three are open. We would like to invite the local and international design education research community to contribute to the tracks detailed in the following sections. For your full paper submission, please use the template provided, available to download below. The extended deadline for full paper submission is 30 December 2018, Sunday.

Warmest regards from METU, Ankara,

DRS Learn X Design 2019 Conference Co-chairs
Naz A.G.Z. Börekçi, Fatma Korkut and Dalsu Özgen Koçyıldırım

 


THEME I: LEARNING SPACES

Track 01. ALTERNATIVE STUDIOS
Co-chairs: Derek Jones, Nicole Lotz.

Track 02. VIRTUAL MOBILITY AND DEMOCRATIZATION OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING PRACTICES
Co-chairs: Ayşen Savaş, Felix Sattler.

Track 03. OPEN TRACK FOR LEARNING SPACES

THEME II: LEARNING CULTURES

Track 04. RETHINKING DESIGN BASICS AS TRANSLATION
Co-chairs: Giovanni Baule, Elena Caratti, Michael Renner.

Track 05. MORE-THAN-HUMAN PROTOTYPING AS PEDAGOGICAL IMPUGNATION
Co-chairs: Stan Ruecker, Pablo Hermansen, Martín Tironi.

Track 06. COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN THINKING
Co-chairs: Şule Taşlı Pektaş, Henri Achten.

Track 07. INTERCULTURAL COLLABORATION IN DESIGN EDUCATION
Co-chairs: Yasuko Takayama, A. Can Özcan.

Track 08. INSIDER OUT: KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN ALTERNATIVE DESIGN PRACTICES
Co-chairs: Dilek Akbulut, Gülay Hasdoğan, Engin Kapkın.

Track 09. OPEN TRACK FOR LEARNING CULTURES

THEME III: EVOLVING SKILL SETS AND MIND SETS

Track 10. LEARNING FOR AUTONOMOUS DESIGN
Co-chairs: Çiğdem Kaya Pazarbaşı, Anne-Marie Willis, Julia Keyte.

Track 11. DESIGNING FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
Co-chairs: Wyn Griffiths, Lindsay Keith.

Track 12. INTEGRATING SOCIALLY AND CRITICALLY ORIENTED APPROACHES TO DESIGN EDUCATION
Co-chairs: Harun Kaygan, Selin Gürdere, Åsa Ståhl, Guy Julier.

Track 13. SYSTEMIC DESIGN APPROACH FOR TRANSDISCIPLINARITY
Co-chairs: Pier Paolo Peruccio, Paola Menzardi, Alessandra Savina, Maurizio Vrenna.

Track 14. LEARNING FROM PROTOTYPES
Co-chairs: Gerry Derksen, Zhabiz Shafieyoun.

Track 15. BRINGING USER EXPERIENCE (UX) AGENDA INTO DESIGN EDUCATION
Co-chairs: Aslı Günay, Sedef Süner, Gülşen Töre Yargın.

Track 16. DESIGN EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY: NEW DIRECTIONS AND DIMENSIONS THROUGH INNOVATIVE METHODS AND RESEARCH
Co-chairs: Çağla Doğan, Senem Turhan, Yekta Bakırlıoğlu, Dilruba Oğur.

Track 17. DESIGN MATERIALIZATION
Co-chairs: Owain Pedgley, Elvin Karana, Valentina Rognoli.

Track 18. OPEN TRACK FOR EVOLVING SKILL SETS AND MIND SETS