DesignEd AsiaConference 2008

 DesignEd Asia Conference 2008

“Culture as Inspiration”
9 & 10 December . Hong Kong
Hosted by School of Design, The HK Polytechnic University  
The 4th Annual “DesignEd Asia Conference” will be held December 9 & 10, 2008 (Tue & Wed) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The conference is co-organized by Hong Kong Design Centre and Hong Kong Design Institute. 
Call for Abstracts
“DesignEd Asia Conference”, a key event under the programme of the “Business of Design Week (bodw)”, is specifically dedicated to design education. Culture and cross-cultural collaboration become of a great importance for design education as we learn from and respect each other. This year we will reach an objective view on the local and global beliefs & desires, aesthetic preferences and cultural values in the context of design education.
 “Culture as Inspiration” is this year’s theme. “DesignEd Asia Conference” now invites abstracts submissions relating to the main theme and the following sub-themes:
1)      Aesthetic & Culture
2)      Cultural Belief & User Behavior
3)      Creativity, Innovation & Culture
4)      Design Education in the East & West, & Culture
Paper presentations in the following categories are welcome:
1)      Teaching Case Studies
2)      Industry Case Studies
3)      Design Research Projects
Review process for abstracts and full papers
Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished cases and research in the domain of design education. The abstract will be reviewed on a double blind basis. The accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper with maximum 4000 words in length that will be reviewed again for a final paper submission. 
The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and the authors will be invited to make a 20 minute presentation at the conference. 
Submission of an abstract can be made to our e-mail by providing:
Presenter’s names and affiliations (contact details, organization, university, etc) 
An abstract limited to 500 words and a bibliography.
Website of “DesignEd Asia Conference 2008” 
It is now under construction: . Please come back in the beginning of August for latest information.  
To learn more about previous “DesignEd Asia Conference”, please visit this site for reference.
Contact Us
You may submit your abstract & enquires to:
Important dates:
Deadline for Abstract Submission
 18 July 2008 (Fri)
Notification of Acceptance of an Abstract
 15 August (Fri)
Deadline for Full Papers Submission
 17 September (Wed)
Notification of Acceptance
 17 October (Fri)
Deadline for Early Registration
 20 October (Mon)
Deadline for Final Paper Submission
 10 November (Mon)