Call for Papers DMA 2017

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3rd October 2016

Design Management Academy 2017 Hong Kong
Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections

Hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Full Papers submission deadline: Monday 30th January 2017

Conference dates: June 7–9, 2017 Hong Kong

The Design Management Academy’s international research conference which will be hosted by the School of Design School at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The DMA International Research Conference is organised under the auspices of the Design Society’s Design Management Special Interest Group (DeMSIG) and Design Research Society’s Design Innovation Management Special Interest Group (DIMSIG) in collaboration with: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Loughborough University, Tsinghua University, University of Strathclyde and Delft University of Technology.

The theme of the conference is: “Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections”. Design is becoming more strategic, both in the private and in the public sector. There is a wider range of interfacing activities with internal and external clients and collaborators than before and there is also a wider spread of disciplines to productively interact with. New methods and technologies for collaboration and interfacing have come up. China has been the centre of manufacturing for quite some years. Now it has become a leader in the development of internet services and the most important market in the world in many categories. In this new landscape, the roles and responsibilities of designers are changing dramatically, both in Asia and in the rest of the world.

The Design Management Academy invites an international community of scholars to formulate areas of explorations and academic contribution which are outlined by the following 7 meta themes, within the 20 tracks around which the conference is organised:

Theme 1) New Models of Innovation Track 1a. The Interplay between Science, Technology and Design
Track 1b. Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Trends in Open Innovation
Track 1c. FROM R&D TO D&R: Challenging the Design Innovation Landscape
Track 1d. Design creating value at intersections
Track 1e. Design management transforming innovation strategy
Theme 2) Product-Service Systems Track 2a. Capturing Value and Scalability in Product-Service System Design
Track 2b. Service Design for Business Innovation for Industry 4.0
Theme 3) Policy Making Track 3a. Creative Intersection of Policies and Design Management
Theme 4) Intersecting Perspective Track 4a. Changing Design Practices: How We Design, What We Design, and Who Designs?
Track 4b. Challenges and Obstacles to the Enactment of an Outside-In Perspective: The Case of Design
Track 4c. At the Intersection Social Innovation and Philosophy
Theme 5) Methods Track 5a. Design practices of effective strategic design
Track 5b. Markets and Design: Vertical and Horizontal Product Differentiation
Track 5c. Foresight by Design: Dealing with uncertainty in Design Innovation
Track 5d. Contemporary Brand Design
Theme 6) Capabilities Track 6a. Building New Capabilities in an Organization: A research methodology perspective
Track 6b. Exploring Design Management Learning: Innovate with ‘user’ oriented design and KM perspectives
Track 6c. Design teams in the pursuit of innovation
Track 6d. Designing the Designers: Future of Design Education
Theme 7) Foundations Track 7a. Pioneering Design Thinkers