for research on communicative product design
(10-11 March 2003)
(1-3 October 2003)
(28-30 April 2004)
(18-20 May 2005)
(10-12 May 2006)
(6-8 June 2007)
(28-30 May 2008)
network gathers together active researchers and doctoral students who
- the communicative aspects of artifacts,
- aesthetic qualities of physical products and objects, and
- design processes related to the above.
The network aims to support research based on theoretical approaches and developments within specific fields of design. These include areas such as design semiotics/semantics, form design, design syntactics, design aesthetics, design research methodology, design processes, tools and methods, identity aspects of product form, form perception, form experience and pleasure, cultural signification of design, and points of contact with visual arts.