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Special Issue of Design Issues on RTD

A Special Issue of Design Issues (MIT Press) has been published this month (July 2017, Vo. 33, No. 3), entitled: Research Through Design: Twenty-First Century Makers and Materialities http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/desi/33/3. This collection brings together reflective commentaries about conducting and disseminating practice-based design research. Articles in this special issue focus on work that was exhibited and discussed…

RTD 2017: New Disciplines of Making – Shared Knowledge in Doing

The third edition of the conference was chaired by Chris Speed and Ian Lambert and was held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, UK, 22-24 March 2017. The museum context provided an exciting venue for exploring new and emerging disciplines of making, and a unique opportunity for RTD conference exhibits to be juxtaposed…

Special Issue of Design Issues: Call for Submissions

The aim for this Special Issue (SI) of Design Issues is to bring together contemporary perspectives on ‘research through design’ as borne out through practice-based forms of inquiry. This collection will be produced in association with the Research Through Design (RTD) 2015 conference held in Cambridge 25th – 27th March 2015. By bringing together a…

RTD 2017 Website

The RTD 2017 call for submissions has just been announced! The deadline for the first stage of abstract submissions is the 23rd June 2016. The RTD 2017 website will be updated regularly over the next 18 months. Check it out for latest information about submissions and attendance.…

RTD 2017 @ National Museum of Scotland

We are very excited to announce that RTD 2017 will be hosted at the prestigious National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. This promises to be an exciting venue for exploring new and emerging making disciplines, in a sustainably minded and socially aware community of practice. RTD 2017 offers a unique opportunity for conference exhibits to be…

Reflections on RTD 2015

We recently published a collection of articles in Composing Conferences – a Special Issue of the Constructivist Foundations Journal, on Developing a Dialogical Platform for Disseminating Research Through Design. The main article, which provides a critical reflective account by the RTD steering committee on the conference experiences to date – focusing on developments for RTD 2015,…

Visual/Textual SI Published

We’re excited to announce the publication of the Visual/Textual Special Issue in Studies in Material Thinking (SMT) Journal based on RTD 2013. This special issue, Visual/Textual, came out of our experience and observations of the first RTD conference during September 2013. Many of the contributors to Visual/Textual originally participated and presented their research at this…

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