October 24, 2011 – October 26, 2011
About the Education Conference
The 2011 International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress Education Conference, an afternoon parallel session to the 3-day programme, will be held 24-26 October 2011 at the Taipei International Convention Centre (TICC).
‘Design,’ an interesting but complicated interdisciplinary philosophy, is involved in many practices and research areas. The evolution of design has brought about the incorporation of new technologies and theories to strengthen its philosophy, resulting in people of different eras having different views on design. The education conference will provide a platform that will discuss modern technologies, economic movement and cultural contexts to help redefine the value of life.
The 2011 IDA Congress theme – design at the edges – will focus on the links between design and five major fields including, biotechnology, urbanism, the Internet, economic development and international migration. Selected for their global relevance, these fields demonstrate a strong impact on modern design development, and 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,
- Economic development and international migration issues have always been production cost considerations for enterprises that may indirectly influence industrial design policies and target consumers.
About the IDA Congress
The IDA Congress is the primary event for dialogue between designers and non-design stakeholders in a summit format. The 2011 IDA Congress marks the alliance’s inaugural event since its establishment in 2005. In 2007, Taipei was selected as the host city after an international competitive bid process.
The congress programme will attract design experts and scholars from different design disciplines, as well as, experts from other fields with a stake in design, to explore the congress theme ‘Design at the Edges’ and draw inspiration for innovative design visions.
To illustrate the interesting nature of design, plenary sessions will comprise keynote addresses by invited international experts will introduce leading-edge thinking on the topic areas over the course of three mornings. Each address will be responded to by a panel of designers representing the disciplines of industrial, communications and interior architecture/design to promote the value of design and explore design-led approaches as an enabler of innovation in sectors of global relevance.
About the Congress Theme
The congress theme – Design at the Edges – has the following meanings:
- The edge between the design practices and other fields having a stake in design, including: science, technology, government, business and non-governmental humanitarian organisations;
- The edge between design disciplines, especially industrial, communication and interior architecture/design – what do they share in common and what sets them apart;
- ‘Cutting edge’ work and ideas in design and in other fields: radically new, controversial, experimental, pushing the boundaries of the discipline.
About the International Design Alliance
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.
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