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2011 IDA Congress Education Conference --Call for abstracts extended to 25 April 2011


The International Design Alliance (IDA) is a strategic venture between the international organisations representing industrial design, communication design and interior architecture/design. The alliance was created by its founding partners, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) and the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda) in 2003. In 2008, the IDA welcomed the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) to the alliance as the third partner.


The 2011 IDA Congress marks the alliance’s inaugural event since its establishment in 2005. Taipei was selected as the host city to help bring together various design disciplines to explore the congress theme ‘Design at the Edges.’ The congress theme has the following meanings: the edge between the design practices and other fields having a stake in design; the edge between design disciplines, especially industrial, communication and interior architecture/design - what do they share in common and what sets them apart; and ‘cutting edge’ work and ideas in design and in other fields: radically new, controversial, experimental, pushing the boundaries of the discipline. The Congress will look at these boundaries and stimulate interaction between them, culminating in an overlap between industries and disciplines where design can be of greater influence.


The 2011 IDA Congress Education Conference will be held 24-26 October 2011 at the Taipei International Convention Centre (TICC). The Congress will focus on five major subjects: biotechnology, urbanism, the Internet, economic development and international migration, that demonstrate a strong impact on modern design development and which provide us a new lifestyle and experience. For example, smart green building research and design are the combination of two areas of knowledge, namely biotechnology and urbanism, which are put into practice in interior architecture/design. The Internet and social networks have become two of the most rapidly developing media in which communication design is applied, while economic development and international migration issues have always been production cost considerations for enterprises that may indirectly influence industrial design policies and target consumers. To illustrate the interesting nature of design, experts in the five major fields will be invited to participate in oral presentations in thematic sessions and serve as speakers. In addition, world famous design masters will also be invited to join in the discussions probing into every aspect of innovative design concepts and the latest trends in design.

Important Dates
Abstract due 25 Apr 2011  [LINK]
Abstract acceptance notification 5 May 2011
Full initial paper due 14 Jun 2011
Initial notification of review results 20 Jul 2011
Final version of paper due 9 Aug 2011
Acceptance notification 29 Aug 2011
Conference dates 24–26 Oct 2011

Authors should first prepare and submit an abstract of no more than 800 words indicating the objective and most important results. For further information about topics of interest, the paper template and submission guidelines please visit http://dcollege.ntust.edu.tw/ida2011/index.php/Congress/2011IDA/schedConf/cfp
Both abstract and paper should be sent through the online submission website. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Chien-Hsiung Chen (Independent Moderator)
Associate Professor
Department of Industrial and Commercial Design
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
43 Keelung Road, Sec. 4, Taipei 106, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

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