DESIRE’11 – Creativity and Innovation in Design

Dr. Sara Jones, one of our founding members has been asked to sit on the organising committee for the DESIRE’11, so obviously we thought we should spread the word about this conference.

The conference will be at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and runs from October 19, 2011- October 21, 2011. This year’s theme is theory and practice of creative processes in design. And the call for papers is now open. Full papers and workshop proposals are invited on the following topics:

  • Methods, tools and techniques for supporting creative design processes
  • Methods, tools and techniques for observing and studying creative design processes
  • Design cases illustrating the role of creativity in design
  • Theoretical insights into creative design processes
  • Visions on teaching & research in  creative design
  • Creativity by teams, organizations, and communities
  • Representations supporting creative design

The conference is organized by the DESIRE Network ( funded by the European Commission. The network aims to advance the current understanding of creative processes applied in scientific and technological design.

Authors are invited to submit their papers through the conference website. Submissions for all categories should be formatted using the ACM SIGCHI publications format ( Contributions are invited in the following categories:

  • Workshop proposals (max 4 pages) by March 1, 2011
  • Long papers (max 12 pages), by May 17, 2011
  • Short papers (max 4 pages), by May 17, 2011
  • Posters (max 4 pages), exhibits (max 2 pages), workshop position papers, by Sept 16, 2011

Organising Committee:

  • Jean Bernard Martens, Panos Markopoulos (general chairs)
  • Sara Jones, Mike Eisenberg (full papers)
  • Ilpo Koskinen, Evangelos Karapanos (short papers)
  • Corina Sas (doctoral consortium)
  • Clare Hooper (posters and communications chair)
  • Ingrid Mulder, Aaron Houssian  (workshops)

Not sure if it’s for you? Check out last year’s conference


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The Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice is an interdisciplinary research centre in the Cass Business School, City University London.

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