Design Education & Human Technology Relations

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The 16th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will be hosted by the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. The conference is organised in partnership with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society, and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The conference brings together representatives from education, design practice, industry and government agencies that have an interest in developing new approaches and directions in design education. The conference provides a forum for participants to discuss current educational issues and to identify new approaches, address new challenges and shape new directions for design education.

This year’s conference theme emphasises the influence of technology on human behaviour and vice-versa. The conference aim is to reflect on the bipolarity of the challenge that contemporary designers and engineers face when shaping our future, because the development of new technology cannot be meaningful unless there are users that successfully adapt the products and services to their own lives. As a result, it is important that design educators explore interrelationships between engineering & technology, and behavioural, societal, cultural & ethical issues.

Conference Programme is available via this link


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