INSIGHT 2015, sets the stage for dialogues, conversations and
discourses amongst design academic and professional practitioners and evangelists on the form and space of
design research. The symposium will constitute sharing of knowledge and perceptions on design research culture,
methodology, framework, practice, collaboration and its dissemination.
Design, conceived as a problem solving activity and
profession has evolved into a strategic thought process
currently influencing most domains of knowledge and
practice. While knowledge domains related to arts, science,
technology and management have a structured established
framework for research, design by virtue of its nature and
purpose has been evolving its approaches contextually.
‘Is design research a part of design
process and manifests itself as
synthesis leading to design intent?
What constitutes design research
as a profession? Is design research,
research through design or for
INSIGHT 2015 calls for abstracts of papers/posters on the following tracks from
educators, researchers and practitioners.
Research in design education,
pedagogy, curriculum, formulation of
student exercises in skill/studio/project
based courses, new program design,
domain specific area of interest
Communication design, Industrial design,
Interaction & Information design, Service
design, Human factors Architecture,
Fashion and others.
Design Research in Academic Practice
Research led design practiced by design
studios, design driven industry,
importance of research phase in the
design process for informed outcomes,
design research as a professional practice.
Design Research in Professional Practice
Innovative tools & Techniques, future of
design research, smart research, research
& the web.
Innovations in Design Research Methods
Research in fields of humanities, sciences,
technology supporting design solutions,
cross-disciplinary teamwork in design
Multi-disciplinary Research in Design
Interpretations of design research in
various design domains, unique
customized approaches vs generic models,
visual representation of design research.
Contemporary Models of Design Research
Intuitive and subjective approaches,
qualitative supported by quantitative
The approaches, formats, syntax,
semantics in writing research papers,
credits, references and documentation,
knowledge assimilation and its archival
Research Writing & Documentation
|Call for abstract |
|14 July 2014
|Abstract submission date(extended)
|30 Sept 2014
|Notification of acceptance
|08 Oct 2014
|Final paper/poster submission(extended)
|28 Nov 2014
|Notification of acceptance for paper/poster
||15 Dec 2014
||23 & 24 Jan 2015