The 2nd International Conference on
Design Creativity (ICDC)
took place in Glasgow, UK,
18th-20th September 2012
The second international conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2012) was held at the Radisson Hotel from 18th-20th September 2012. It was a successful and popular event, attended by over 100 delegates from 21 countries. The first ICDC was held in Kobe, Japan, the aim of this biennial conference being the provision of an international forum to present and discuss the latest findings in the nature and potential of design creativity from both theoretical and methodological viewpoints. It is an official conference promoted by the Design Creativity Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Design Society. 31 podium papers and 46 short presentation and poster papers were accepted for inclusion in the final conference programme.
Two volumes of proceedings were supplied: a book of podium papers (ISBN: 978-1-904670) and electronic short presentation/poster papers supplied on USB (ISBN: 978-1-904670-7). These have been published by the Design Society (DS73) and will appear through Thomson Reuters, Web of Science etc. for citation purposes, and the book of proceedings will be available for purchase through the Design Society website. The scope and quality of the work presented provided an inspirational platform for debate and discussion, and we look forward to seeing the results inform future research directions. Two prizes were awarded:
Winner of best podium presentation: Find Your Inspiration: Exploring Different Levels of Abstraction in Textual Stimuli, M. Gonalves, C. Cardoso and P. Badke-Schaub.
Winner of best short presentation and poster: Creativity Comparisons between Japanese and European at the Concept Creation Stage, A. Gentner, C. Bouchard, D. Esquivel and G. Oprea.
The conference experience...
ICDC2012 was a warm and friendly conference, with delegates enjoying a full social programme. Delegates enjoyed a civic reception at Glasgow City Chambers where they were welcomed by Baillie and former Lord Provost Liz Cameron. The conference dinner was held at Strathclyde’s Barony Hall, where Peter Hughes (Scottish Engineering) provided an entertaining and musical after-dinner speech. Delegates then had the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Scottish ceilidh, which proved a great success and an excellent ‘bonding experience’! A Macintosh tour and trip to Glengoyne whisky distillery went down well as part of the conference social programme.
Comments from our delegates include:
- "I thought the conference was very well organised, a good size (no parallel sessions) and with excellent podium speakers. In particular, I would like to point out the highly articulate agenda. I think the conference was an excellent showcase of how cross-disciplinary discussion can take place."
- “…I would like to congratulate you and the ICDC team on the great work you have done with the conference preparations and execution. Everything went well, in my perspective and it was a pleasure to be part of it.”
- “Thank you for hosting ICDC in Scotland this year. On top of highly interesting talks and despite rather cool temperatures (compared to Tokyo at least), ICDC 2012 was a very warm event. You found the best way to strengthen relationships between scholars from all over the world: Ceilidh!”
- "Thanks for all your hard work putting ICDC together. I thought it was excellently managed. Nice job!”
- “Congratulations to you and your team on a very interesting and well run conference.”
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