Research

After spending a week in Taiwan for The International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), I am smitten with the city of Taipei. Not only did we have an opportunity to attend some fantastic talks and presentations at...

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Taipei was the opportunity to visit the International Design House Exhibitions as part of the World Design Capital Taipei 2016. With Songshan Cultural & Creative Park serving as the main exhibition...

It has been an incredible week in Las Vegas at the AIGA Design Conference: the Shape of Design. There were provocative sessions, discipline-driven symposia, and inspiring speakers. The 2016 Conference brought together a diverse group of designers, artists, writers, strategists, inventors...

I was honored to attend the 2016 IAMCR Conference recently held at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom from July 27–31, 2016. The conference theme of memory, commemoration, and communication was a meaningful opportunity to examine how the media speak...

I recently returned from the 'AASHE 2015 Conference and Expo: Transforming Sustainability Education' and am bursting with sustainability-related ideas and inspiration. Having been accepted to the Conference and Expo with Kelly Murdoch-Kitt (following a double-blind, peer review process), I invited four outstanding graphic...

It was an absolute pleasure to attend the ‘Third International Conference on Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning’ held in Brisbane this September on the beautiful Stuartholme campus. The goal of islPAL is to promote high-quality pedagogies and effective learning across disciplines, for...

It has been an inspiring week in Chicago, filled with fresh ideas about contemporary design education research and the teaching of design. The LearnxDesign Conference (aka the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers), was an engaging week focused on design...

This April, the AIGA made history with the organization's first ever Design Educators Conference coordinated outside the United States, in neighboring Canada. Held in Toronto on the beautiful York University campus, the three-day event had an excellent array of keynote speakers...

The first Cumulus conference hosted in Africa took place this September in lovely Johannesburg at the Greenside Design Center (GDC) and the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA). The ‘Design with the other 90%: Changing the world by design’...