Shaping the Future? 9th Engineering & product Design education International Conference

Conference Aim

The EPDE conference will bring together representatives from education and industry who have an interest in shaping the future of design education. The conference will provide a forum for educators and researchers from product development, engineering and industrial design, together with industry and government representatives to discuss current educational issues and the nature of design education in the future. This year's conference theme of Shaping the Future? will provide the opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and build collaborative relationships.

While Shaping the Future? may be understood in multiple ways, and we encourage varied interpretations of the theme, questions that might be explored include: What are the possibilities for design education? What and whose concerns are shaping design education at present? How are educators shaping future designers? How does design shape the future? Potential futures for design research? These questions will be explored in the following conference topics:

In keeping with the inclusive ethos of the EPDE conference other stream proposals are welcomed. It is also envisaged that participation in the conference may take a number of forms:

Conference Organising Committee

Erik Bohemia, Northumbria University
Anna Clark, Institution of Engineering Designers
Mike Evatt, Coventry University
Bill Ion, DESIG (Design Education Special Interest Group)
Safwat Mansi, Northumbria University
Chris McMahon, Design Society
Tracey Urwin, Northumbria University
Bob Young, Northumbria University