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Call for Chapters – The Wiley Handbook of Design +ACY- Innovation

Call for Chapters – The Wiley Handbook of Design +ACY- Innovation

Editors
Professor James Woudhuysen, South Bank University (UK)
Professor Martyn Evans, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Dr James Moultrie, Cambridge University (UK)

Summary
This edited volume is a timely and comprehensive collection of thought provoking perspectives from leading thinkers in design and innovation and discusses how design might respond to societal challenges towards 2030 for the benefit of society.

Description
The Wiley Handbook of Design +ACY- Innovation presents an extensive yet pragmatic exploration of the future of design and innovation. It goes further than merely making predictions about the future, rather it provides a compelling and meaningful dialogue regarding the broader economic, political and resource challenges society will face towards 2030 and discuss the potential responses that design can make. In doing so the future landscape of design and innovation is explored from multiple perspectives and aims to provide snapshots of the future that inform the practice and study of design today, and into the next decade.

The handbook places design in the wider global landscape +IBM- across both developed and developing countries +IBM- and provides leading thinkers with the opportunity to interrogate its future. This engagement provides the reader with a highly informed perspective on the broad direction of travel for the future of design and innovation and both qualifies and quantifies future trajectories underpinning its development.

This volume considers the contemporary debates of design and innovation, emerging directions, future challenges, manufacturing models, technological futures, interconnectedness and complexity, digital technologies and the impact of the +IBg-digital+IBk-, the changing role and expectations of the consumer, future skills, knowledge and education agendas, design democratisation, and the ever evolving contribution of design to innovatory ways of thinking, doing and being.

An international perspective is provided through case studies, interviews and cutting-edge research. It comprises six main sections:

1.          Foundations +IBM- Foundations for thinking about the future of design

2.          Sectors +IBM- A critique of design and innovation from a sectorial perspective

3.          Skills +IBM- The future of design skills, knowledge and education

4.          Geographies +IBM- Design across the world, regions and nations

5.          Challenges +IBM- Addressing grand challenges through design and innovation

6.          Manifesto +IBM- A Design Manifesto for 2030: Learning from the future to inform the present

Call for Chapter Contributions
We are seeking proposals for chapters for The Wiley Handbook of Design and Innovation in particular around the following themes:

–             Digital Devices

–             Automotive Design

–             Design in the United States

–             Design in South Korea

–             Design in Japan

–             Design in Latin America

Next Steps
If you would like to put forward a proposal for a chapter in the Wiley Handbook of Design +ACY- Innovation please submit to the editors your proposed chapter title and provide an outline summary of your preferred contribution (up to 300 words).

If you require any further information, or need clarification, do not hesitate to contact the editors.

Martyn, James and James

Professor Martyn Evans
Manchester School of Art
Manchester Metropolitan University
W: http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/profile/mevans

Contact details:
Professor Martyn Evans, martyn.evans+AEA-mmu.ac.uk+ADw-mailto:martyn.evans+AEA-mmu.ac.uk+AD4-
Professor James Woudhuysen, james+AEA-woudhuysen.com+ADw-mailto:james+AEA-woudhuysen.com+AD4-
Dr James Moultrie, jm329+AEA-cam.ac.uk+ADw-mailto:jm329+AEA-cam.ac.uk+AD4-

Design in India

Great site with amazing design resources:

DESIGN IN INDIA

Also visit:

D’source – Open Digital Resources for Design in India (Fantastic!!)
 
Trinetra – Source for ​Indian ​Symbols and Patterns < Graphic Designers!
http://www.dsource.in/tools/trinetra/


InDeAs – India Design Association
http://www.in-de-as.org

Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay (Fantastic design events in all fields)
http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in

Social Justice Repair Kit

The goal of this project is to help youth movements and social justice initiatives to:

  • become welcoming environments for youth with learning differences, and
  • benefit from the advantages of inclusive design.

The project will provide a hub:

  • with toolkits, applications and examples
  • to share, repurpose and reuse resources.

The kit will be openly available to any group or individual hosting youth movements, youth action events and social justice movements.

VISIT > Social Justice!!

More info at Wiki

World Design Summit – Call for Proposals

What are the innovative design ideas and actions that could bring

about better futures?

How can design in all its facets respond to issues as a

transformational agent that supports cultural, political, economic,

environmental and everyday societal needs?

SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN PROPOSAL – DEADLINE JUNE 4

Design Investigations

Structuring Analysis for Innovation

Open letter to the Design Community: Stand Up for Democracy

Open Letter to the Design Community:
Stand Up for Democracy

1. There is no need to point out that we are now in difficult and
dangerous times. For many years we were living in a world that, despite its problems, has been nevertheless engaged in a democratization process whereby human rights, fundamental freedoms and opportunities for personal development were increasing. Today, this whole picture has changed. Attacks on democracy are active in several countries, including the ones where
democracy seemed to be unshakable.

2. In these new times, the design community (practitioners, researchers, theorists, students, journalists, publishers and curators who are professionally involved in design- related activities) should stand up, speak out and act. To do that we do not have to share the same idea of what democracy is. It is enough to recognize the strong convergence between democracy and design.

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