Nordes 2009 – Track Policies

Research papers

Research papers should report on completed research, which provides new insights within the design field. The research presented should be positioned in relation to other research within the same field. Each submitted paper will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Authors are encouraged to minimize references that may reveal their identities and their companies or institutions through out the document. Accepted papers should be revised according to the review reports. At the conference authors of accepted research papers will have 15 minutes for presentation followed by discussion.

Directors

  • Tuuli Mattelmäki, Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
  • Andrew Morrison, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway
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Exploratory papers

We invite design professionals, researchers, and students to bring recently concluded as well as on-going work to the conference. Exploratory papers should present ideas, concepts or design processes that could benefit from discussion with members of the design field. The exploratory papers may include work-in-progress, experiences of reflective practitioners, and first drafts of novel concepts and approaches. Each submitted paper will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted papers should be revised according to the review reports. At the conference authors of accepted exploratory papers will have 7 minutes for presentation followed by discussion.

Directors

  • Tuuli Mattelmäki, Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
  • Andrew Morrison, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway
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Doctoral consortium

The doctoral consortium is a full day session taking place on Sunday 30 August. It is intended for Ph.D. students working in the field of design. The doctoral consortium is an opportunity to present issues of concern in the doctoral studies, meet fellow Ph.D. students, and get extensive feedback from the session co-chairs and other participants. Enrolment is limited and selection will be based on application submissions. The proposal should give an overview of the Ph.D.- project, including research question, method, how the Ph.D.-work is related to the design field, the status of current work, major findings and plans for further research. Accepted applicants will be asked to provide a revised and elaborated proposal before the conference.

Directors

  • Ben Matthews, Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark
  • Dagny Stuedahl, InterMedia, University of Oslo
  • Dag Svanæs, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
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Design cases

We invite design professionals, researchers, and students to bring new design cases to be reflected upon together with design colleagues. The design case should describe purpose of project and one or more approaches/methods/techniques that have been applied, outcome and challenges. The proposal should finish with 1-3 questions that the project holder would like to discuss in more detail. To each design case 1-2 experienced designers and/or researchers are assigned as opponents who comment on and guide the exploration of the specific design case. Design cases are perfect for common reflections and interactive learning.

Directors

  • Andrew Morrison, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway
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Artefacts for exhibition

Artefacts for exhibition should be described by visuals and text on a maximum 2 pages. The description should include a description of the artefact, its aim and how it relates to the conference theme. The proposal needs to describe how the artefact will be displayed if accepted for the conference exhibition – e.g. in 3D/2D full size, a physical scale model, computer simulations, sound, still/moving images etc. During the conference there will be a time-slot where each person who displays an artefact in the exhibition can make a one-minute pitch about the artefact.

Directors

  • Michael Hensel, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
  • Andrew Morrison, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway
  • Maziar Raein, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway
  • Ole Smørdal, InterMedia, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway
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Workshops and Tutorials

Tutorial will be held on Sunday 30 August They should be half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours) sessions that offer introductions to (new) approaches, methods or techniques in design research to participants. The proposal should include title, relevance, goals, approach/method/technique, time schedule, and how intended participants will be recruited to the tutorial. Tutorials with ‘hands-on’ sessions included are preferred. Please also describe in the proposal if you plan to make handouts for the participants.

Directors

  • Judith Gregory, Institute of Design, IIT
  • Christina Mörtberg, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway
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