Enhancing the potential of design conferences

Hilton, Kevin (2003) Enhancing the potential of design conferences. In: 5th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, 28-30 April 2003, Barcelona.

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Abstract

A study of six international design conferences was carried out in 2002, to review opportunities for improving inter and intra-disciplinary knowledge dissemination. A metacognitive perspective (Flavell, 1979) was adopted for the consideration of individual differences and their affect upon delivery and reception of information. A participative observational method was used by the investigator, as a presenter and audience member at all six conferences. This investigation reviewed conference organisation, venue facilities, presentation format, delivery, and audience comments. The investigator’s presentations were all delivered using the same format, which aimed to facilitate ease of contextualisation and retention of information. It was concluded that there are a number of quality improvements that can be adopted in the short and mediumterm, by organisers, presenters and audience members.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Northumbria Design
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 14:28
Last Modified: 14 May 2017 21:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/977

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