Abstract Deadline: June 20, 2019 (Round One)
Interior Design | Product Design | Education | Health | Environmental Psychology | Architecture | Universal Design |
The Industrial Designers Society of America sees product design in the light of inclusivity. The Interior Design Educators Council highlights ' human orientated design' as essential to good practice. The AIA and the RIBA list user experience and inclusivity as essential components of design education and thinking. The Arts Council of England and the NEH in the US funds research into art and wellbeing.
This conference and its publications are premised on the belief that designers need to understand the insights of psychologists, health professionals, educators and other diverse user groups to create the products and spaces we will all need in the future: products; furniture; interiors; experiences; buildings; cities.
On that basis it brings together people from a diverse range of fields into open dialogue.
Potential themes include: case studies of student work; education and design; design studio pedagogy; productive workplaces; ergonomics, health and comfort; interiors, mood and the commercial sector; assistive product design; design for life; accessibility by design; healthy buildings etc.
The conference publications form part of an international publishing network PARADE involving Routledge Taylor&Francis, Intellect Books, UCL Press, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vernon Press and Libri Publishing.
To facilitate participation and publication of works by delegates who cannot travel there is a special Academic YouTube channel set up for pre-recorded presentations.
This event is organized by Florida State University with PARADE and the research organization AMPS.