ADIM Conference 2019: Call for paper submissions

Loughborough University London is hosting the Academy for Design Innovation Management (ADIM) International Research Conference next summer 2019 (19-21 June 2019).

The call for paper submissions is now open and is due by Tuesday 29 January 2019. ADIM invites an international community of scholars to formulate areas of explorations and academic contribution that are outlined by the Tracks which the conference is organised by. The 36 tracks’ can be found here.

Lecturer in Design Innovation and Management, Dr Ksenija Kuzmina is co-chairing a track at this conference with Prof. Ming Cheung, Griffith University, Australia and Dr Mauricy Alves da Motto, University of Twente, Netherlands. They are now calling for papers to bring together a network of scholars to explore their proposed track.

Their track title is Track 4.j Experience Design: Method and Evaluation. As a relatively new area in the design field, Experience Design [XD] requires further research into developing a more sophisticated methodological framework for guiding its processes, and at the same time creating evaluation criteria for measuring its outcomes in a more systematic and comprehensive manner. This Track aims to provide a platform for design researchers and practitioners interested in XD to discuss its method and evaluation. Ksenija welcomes the submission of conceptual, empirical and practice-oriented papers. More information about their track can be found here.

The Academy for Design Innovation Management (ADIM) operates as a platform for knowledge creation, collaboration and advancement in strategic design, innovation management, design thinking, design policy, service design and design for social change. The ADIM organises a calendar of conferences, workshops and online events which are tailored for design innovation management researchers at all stages of their career.

Dr Antonius van den Broek, Lecturer in Design Innovation and Management is also co-chairing a track at the ADIM 2019 Conference, together with Prof Alison Rieple (Westminster Business School), Dr Alice Comi (Kingston Business School) and Dr Manto Gotsi (Westminster Business School).

The title of their track is: Track 4.h Uncovering organisational practices of design business. They welcome paper submissions that explore the organisational practices of design firms.

If you have any questions or need any further information about Dr Ksenija Kuzmina’s and Dr Antonius van den Broek’s tracks, please do not hesitate to contact Ksenija  or Antonius.


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