The Design Management Institute is soliciting submissions for an academic conference to be held August 8-9, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The goal of the conference is to create an inclusive conversation among academics from a variety of disciplines including business (organizational behavior, strategy, marketing, and operations) and design management (design strategy, product design, brand identity, communications, interactive design, user experience, architecture, and environmental design) to examine the ways in which design thinking can inform innovation currently and in the future.
DMI is calling for submissions on the following seven themes; Design-led innovation in products and services; Design-led innovation in organizations and the workplace; Design-led innovation in business models; Bridging research and practice in the management of design; Innovations in design management education; Developing design thinking skills; and Innovations in design research methodologies, management processes, and outcomes.
Submissions, in the form of an extended abstract, are due by April 18, 2012.
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