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16th Design Theory Workshop 2023

Workshop Dates: 30th - 31st January 2023


Submission Deadline Extension to 18th November 2022

Location: Mines ParisTech - Université PSL, France

We are glad to invite you to participate, submit presentations, or suggest topics for the SIG Design Theory Workshop and Tutorial in Paris.


Workshop Goal:

We welcome contributions in the areas of the Design Theory SIG: 

1)   Design Theory and other disciplines: AI, cognition, engineering sciences, data science, biology, physics...

2)   The value of Design Theory for Practitioners

3)   Design Theory and Education

4)   Design Theory and perception theory: reception and critique of design, identity of objects

5)   Design theory and the economics of design

More information can be found at: The Design Theory websiteMines ParisTech; The Design Society website; and   dailymotion.com/video/xxi9wu_design-theory_news   


Workshop Organisation

Different types of sessions will be held during the first two days (9am-6pm):

1)    Substantial presentations (45min-1hour) of ongoing research in the research areas of the SIG

2)    Round tables and /or open discussions on new approaches and emerging issues

3)    Special sessions will be held to facilitate subgroup meetings on special topics or to discuss new research plans that could benefit from the cooperation of several SIG members and lead to new insights and co-publications

Based on the work done during the previous workshops, we will have special parallel sessions to discuss the following four topics:

·      Design theory and creation in philosophy and culture

·      Design theory and Artificial Intelligence

·      Design theory and cognition and psychology

·      Design theory and management

Final program and schedule: SIG Chairmen will compose the final program taking into account suggestions and proposals received from participants. Registration and submission for the workshop is detailed below.


Submissions and Registration: Important Dates

Participation in the two days SIG WORKSHOP: Any person asking to participate, please Register Here before Jan 23th, 2023 (participation is free, students are welcome).

Submission for the workshop: For those who would like to present their work or would like to suggest topics for discussion, please submit here a short abstract (no more than two pages) or a paper (published or unpublished).  The submission deadline is October 28th, 2022.


Practicalities, Location and Costs

Participation in the workshop is free. The chair of Design Theory and Methods for Innovation of MINES ParisTech will pay for the organization, breaks and lunches during the workshop.

Additionally, the chair DTMI will cover the accommodation costs for the speakers for two nights.

Travel and accommodation costs: all participants who are not presenters are expected to cover their costs.



Other related events: 6th DESIGN THEORY TUTORIAL

On the 1st -3rd of February (just after the workshop), the 6th Design Theory Tutorial will take place. You might be interested in also participating in this event, or one of your Ph.D. students might be interested - please look at the website (https://tutorialondt.sciencesconf.org/) for submission and registration. The deadline for this is also November 18th, 2022


Looking forward to meeting you in Paris,

Pascal Le Masson and Eswaran Subrahmanian, Co-Chairs

Maxime Thomas, Secretary

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