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

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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

2013 ID Graduate Exhibitions

IDEN colleagues,
Please send to Miles Park if you wish to list your end of year ID shows to


IDEN Issue 2 launch – 6pm Tuesday 13 August

DO Event3

You’re invited to an evening of design research hosted by the UNSW BE Design Research Collaboration, DO.

Come and join us for the launch of Issue 2 of the IDEN Journal at the event. We will be producing a limited number of specially printed copies. The pdf version will be available shortly after on the web – and