Century celebrations beckon for E&PDE

Posted on 08/11/2016 by IED

The E&PDE Conference in 2017 will be hosted at the HiOA Conference centre in Oslo, Norway, and will form part of its 100-year jubilee celebrations

In addition to staging the Engineering & Product Design Education Conference next year, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences will produce a book and hold an exhibition as part of the celebrations, which will include the development of their Product Design Department to the ever-changing needs of Norwegian society.

Oslo is the capital of Norway, of course, and, although the city continues to grow, the closeness to fjord and forest is a significant and very positive force in the city. The organising team at HiOA plan to show E&PDE Conference delegates some of Norway’s historical roots and views of the beautiful Oslo fjord.

The theme for the conference is ‘Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future’ which stresses the importance of design education in building future societies. In Norway, community building goes beyond the local level to the society as a whole and it will be an opportunity to share ideas with delegates from other parts of the world. Topics that will be discussed and debated include:

  • Design education in practice
  • Collaboration in industrial involvement in design education
  • Creativity and innovation in design education
  • Ethics and social issues in design education
  • Assessment methods in design education.

Details of the event can be found on the E&PDE website at http://epde.info/epde2017/ and information on travel, hotels and early enrollment information will be released here and on the twitter feed – @e_pde – so do take a look.

Delegates planning to attend the conference may wish to extend their stay over the weekend to take part in ‘Designers Saturday’ and ‘Designers Public Sunday’ – http://www.designerssaturday.no/. This is an annual event that includes design talks and a free bus service to international exhibitors displaying their latest designs at 15 locations across Oslo city centre.

Why not sign up and join in!

21 November 2016 – submission of abstracts (maximum of 500 words)

16 December 2016 – notification of successful abstracts

27 February 2017 – submission of full papers

21 April 2017 – notification of accepted papers

22 May 2017 – deadline for submission of final paper and paper summary.

7 - 8 September 2017 - Conference in Norway

For more information please contact charlotte@ied.org.uk or Judith@ied.org.uk

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