International Workshop on Design Theory

25th and 26th January 2021

MINES ParisTech

The general goal of the Design theory SIG (special interest group) is to organize, collect and support research work that contributes to the renewal of Design Theory (DT) by benefiting from new scientific advances, and by adapting it to highly innovative design situations.

The SIG evolves along two main directions: the “hard program” (formal design theory) and the “open program” (design theory and design issues), that are closely interacting with each other: the “open program” uses the results of the hard program to deal with issues in many areas (including management, economics, art and, philosophy). This interaction has also lead to raise new questions for the “hard program”. This dual logic was used for instance to discuss design theory and methods (how methods use DT and imploring DT to ask new questions to enhance itself) or to discuss design enigma coming from art (how art and symbolic objects could raise interesting questions for DT). 

Registration will be available from April 1st 2020: https://designtheory.sciencesconf.org

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