The second Cambridge Academic Design Management Conference will be held on September 4-5, at the Institute for Manufacturing, West Cambridge.
Design management as a field is growing in maturity, developing in its academic respectability and addressing new and exciting challenges.
The field started in the 1960s, with leading authors including Farr, Simon and Polanyi. It grew through the 1970s and 1980s, with Topalian, Alexander and Cooper (Robert).
In the 1990s and 2000s design management became more established, with new authors including Cooper (rachel), Bruce, de Mozota, Press and too many others to mention.
In the last decade, new thinking and new ideas have created a set of divergent avenues of research. Design management sits at the interface between design research, management research and innovation research.
Cambridge Academic Design Management Conference is seeking to build on the growing base of research to reflect on what has been learnt so far, to understand contemporary phenomena and speculate as to future directions.
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