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4D Conference 2019

October 21, 2019 - October 23, 2019

Internatrional Conference ― Meanings of Design in the Next Era

Conference theme
4D is an International Conference aimed to discuss the role of Design in developing value for social entities, technological advancement, and business creation and revamping. Modern and nascent economies indeed are adopting design as a competitive lever to embed continuous and discontinuous technology in new product language as to propose new entrepreneurial ventures. Moreover design has become a strategic lever for social entities to run fund-raising, to create new user engaging logic’s, to combine social and economic value.

Specifically 4D conference embraces both perspectives: i) “designing development” where design is the main input to create feasible conditions to enhance social values, to diffuse new technology paradigms and to create new ventures; ii) “developing design” where design is the “output” of the inter-playing of social, economic and technological supporting forces.

The Conference aims to attract speakers and scholars representing different fields of design to enhance the interdisciplinary interaction and scientific input to the topic of Design and Development in Today’s Modern World.

Keywords: design in general, design thinking, aesthetics, craftsmanship, entrepreneurship, networked society, social innovation, open innovation, sustainability, technological development, post-human era, local, global.

The Conference is organized within 3 tracks:

TRACK 1: Meanings of Design in Social Development

  • Topic 1.1: Design for the Future Craftsmanship.
  • Topic 1.2: Design for Third Sector and Social Innovation.

TRACK 2: Meanings of Design in Technological Development

  • Topic 2.1: Design for New Paradigms in Production.
  • Topic 2.2: The Role of Design in Humanizing Technologies.

TRACK 3: Meanings of Design in Business Development

  • Topic 3.1: Designing Tradition in Global Markets.
  • Topic 3.2:  Design for Business in the Post-human Era.

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When? 21-23/10/19
5-3-51, Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka JAPAN.

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October 21, 2019
October 23, 2019
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