Call for abstracts | PLATE 2017 Conference | Delft University, the Netherlands

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PLATE Conference 2017 – call for papers
8 – 10 November 2017, Delft University, the Netherlands
Following the success of the the first PLATE Conference, which took place at NTU in 2015, we are pleased to inform you that PLATE is not only continuing, but also expanding internationally. The second PLATE conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. spacer.png Delft logo
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Call for papers

PLATE 2017 will embrace a multidisciplinary perspective including design, geography, history, anthropology and culture, technology, business, economics, marketing, consumer behaviour, law, and public policy. Specifically, Delft welcomes submissions of abstracts (up to 1,000 words) for proposed papers on the following and related themes:

  • design for product longevity
  • the role of product lifetimes in resource efficiency
  • product lifetimes optimisation
  • cultural perspectives on the throwaway society
  • circular economy and product lifetimes
  • business opportunities, economic implications and marketing strategies
  • consumer influences on product lifetimes, including repair and reuse
  • policy, regulation and legislation
  • open themes.

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Important dates

  • December 2016: Conference registration opens
  • Friday 13 January 2017: Submission of abstracts for proposed papers
  • End of February 2017: Acceptance of proposals will be announced
  • Friday 9 June 2017: Final papers and posters due

Conference schedule

  • Wednesday 8 November: Day 1 – opening reception
  • Thursday 9 November: Day 2 – banquet dinner
  • Friday 10 November: Day 3 – farewell drinks

The PLATE committee encourages scholars and practitioners – at every level from graduate student to seasoned scholar – to begin planning your contribution to PLATE 2017. Please feel free to inform and invite other people who might be interested in submitting an extended abstract. We also welcome workshop proposals, and a call for these will be announced early in 2017.

In the meantime, if you have any queries and informal expressions of interest, please email plate2017 to contact the PLATE 2017 conference team.

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UNSW Industrial Design Graduate Exhibition 2015


The Industrial Design Graduands of 2015 invite you to the opening of FORM15. Please come to view the exhibition and celebrate the culmination of our dedication, passion and hard work in the new Michael Crouch Innovation Centre at UNSW.

Opening Date: 17th November 2015 Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Exhibition Date: 17th – 21st November 2015

Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, UNSW, Kensington Campus.

FORM15 UNSW ID exhibition-3

IDEN Issue #3 launch at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

Join us for the launch of IDEN Issue #3 at the opening of Berto Pandolfo’s exhibition ay Gaffa Gallery, Sydney next Thursday.

September 3, 6pm

Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000

IDEN #3 preview or full journal at Issuu

Jobs: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer on Design Innovation/Management

Loughborough University London’s Institute for Design Innovation is looking to attract an outstanding colleague to be a part of this exciting new post-graduate campus development on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park . We are seeking someone with an interest in Design Management, Transformational Design, Design Innovation, Design Strategy, and Design Thinking. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience, a research profile including presenting/publishing internationally and will have the potential to deliver an innovative research programme and to contribute to the development and delivery of the taught Masters programmes which will commence in September 2015. The successful candidate will also have experience delivering project based learning supported by external organisations.

Senior Lecturer in Design Innovation/Management: REQ15323

Lecturer in Design Innovation/Management: REQ15324

Interviews will be held on 25/26 June 2015 in Loughborough

Dr Erik Bohemia

Loughborough University

+44 778.639.0053


Design Coordinator – Michael Crouch Innovation Centre UNSW

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.
  • A$83,913 – A$90,819 per year (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)

The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre will operate from a 360 square metre flexible space on the ground floor of UNSW’s newest building located at the epicentre of the campus’ science, technology, and law and business precinct. A green-field concept for UNSW, the focus of MCIC is lifting student innovation at UNSW to the next level. Building upon UNSW’s renowned links with industry and business and rapidly expanding initiatives in student enterprise, social innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship, the MCIC will house collaborative innovation spaces with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure (including a Makerspace) for students to ideate, incubate, unleash creativity, workshop and prototype to solve important problems for Australia and the world.

About the role

The Design Coordinator is a unique position as both a “technical service provider” and an “experience maker” in the Centre. The Design Coordinator will engage with MCIC users from all disciplines, provide technical support and facilitate users’ ideas in building small-scale prototypes.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Completed a relevant degree (Design, Engineering, Fine Art, Industrial Design) with subsequent industrial/educational experience.
  • Experience of teaching or instructing in an industrial workshop or Makerspace environment.
  • Strong and creative problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • An intellectually curious, creative, proactive, dynamic and engaging personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This is a full time role fixed term for a period of three years.

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Download Position Description

Application close: 17 May 2015

Want to find out more about this position?

Ms Fiona Schaut

Phone: +61 0404 441 913

Email: f.tschaut

IDEN Issue 2 wins an Australian Book Design Award 2014

IDEN Issue #2, designed by Bec Paton and her team at Equilibrium Design, has won Best Designed Independent Publication at the just announced 2014 Australian Book Design Awards
The judges said: "IDEN 02 represented ‘the spirit of innovation for this category’. Commended for ‘interesting and playful variation of layout and controlled colour usage’ and the thoughtfulness of the design.”

Issue #3 is coming together. Papers are currently being peer reviewed and the graphic design is underway.

You’re Invited: DO:Panel – 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication: Don’t believe the hype?

Dear Colleagues,

You‘re invited to join us at the DO:Panel 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication: Don’t believe the hype?


Dr. Brandon Gien, Good Design Australia

Robert Beson, Director, AR-MA

Dr Miles Park, BE UNSW


Tuesday, 19th August 2014

Golden Age Cinema & Bar

Paramount House 80 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills NSW

Drinks from 5:30pm, panels starts at 6:30pm sharp


RSVP is essential as space is limited – please rsvp b.mahar

This event is part of the 2014 Sydney Designcalendar

Other BE events at Sydney Design

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Call for Submissions: IDEN Issue 3 Creating Design Research

IDEN issue #3 is calling for papers for peer review, and non peer reveiwed opinion pieces, case studies, projects, etc around the theme of Creating Design Research.

Designers writing about their research practice, their research approach and their research experience in both formal (academic papers, journal articles, PhD) and applied (in Industry, processes, materials, etc…) ways. This issue is inviting different perspectives of how Designers question things and how they engage and investigate the concepts behind the existing and the not yet existing material (and immaterial) worlds. How are designers looking at the world in order to find points of design intervention? This could not only be an exploration or demonstration of research methodologies but also include practical and exploratory, experimental or even intuitive approaches. We want you to share how you as a Designer arrive at new or improved ways of doing things.

We would like to encourage everyone to consider participating in issue 3, take this as an opportunity to share with our community an aspect of your work, student or professional projects, research projects – (images please). To all Industrial Design related PhD  students and graduates, please send us a few words about your thesis and a reflection on your current feelings about the PhD, whether completed or not.
Key Dates
  • March 10 – Abstracts Due (for peer reviewed papers – max 500 words)
  • July – Full Submissions Due
  • Sept/Oct – Publication
Miles Park, Christian Tietz, Berto Pandolfo
Enquires or submissions: or