11th SIG Design Theory Paris Workshop

Date: -
Venue: MINES ParisTech (Ecole des Mines), 60 boulevard Saint Michel, Paris 75006, FRANCE, France

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to invite you to participate, submit presentations or suggest topics for the

11th SIG Design Theory Paris Workshop
which be held during January 29th to 30th

AND for the

2nd Tutorial on Design Theory
to be held January 31st to February 2nd

In light of the very successful and well received Design Theory Tutorial in 2017, the Design theory SIG proposes to organize a 3-day tutorial from January 31st to February 2nd (details below on tutorial day).

Scientific content of the workshop:
We welcome contributions in the areas of the Design Theory SIG :
1- Design Theory and other disciplines: AI, cognition, engineering sciences, data science, biology, physics...
2- The value of Design Theory for practitioners
3- Design Theory and Education
4- Design Theory and perception theory: reception and critic of design, identity of objects
5- Design theory and the economics of design

More information can be found:

Special sessions

Based on the responses to the questionnaire that was sent to members of the SIG, on Monday January 29th, we will organize special parallel sessions to discuss the following four topics:
• Design theory and creation in philosophy and culture
• Design theory and Artificial Intelligence
• Design theory and cognition and psychology
• Design theory and management

Organization of the workshop

Different types of sessions will be held during the first two days (9am-6pm):

1) Substantial presentations (45mn-1hour) of ongoing research in the research areas of the SIG
2) Round tables and /or open discussions on new approaches and emerging issues
3) Parallel workshops will be held to facilitate subgroup meetings on special topics or to discuss new research plans that could benefit from the cooperation of several SIG members and lead to new insights and co-publications

Final program and schedule: SIG Chairmen will compose the final program taking into account suggestions and proposals received from participants. Registration for the workshop is detailed below.

Submissions and registration: important dates

Participation in the two days SIG

a. Any person asking to participate, please send a participation request before October 31, 2017 (participation is free, students are welcome).
b. For those who would like to present their work or would like to suggest topics for discussions, please send a short abstract of (no more than two pages) or a paper (published or unpublished). Submission deadline is October 31, 2017.

Please register at :

Please send your abstract to Stéphanie Brunet <>

For any question please contact : Stéphanie Brunet <>

Based on the responses received, the SIG chairmen will detail the plan of presentations and debates that will be communicated to all registered participants before November, 30 2016.

MINES ParisTech (Ecole des Mines), 60 boulevard Saint Michel, Paris 75006, FRANCE.

MINES ParisTech is located in the heart of the Latin quarter of Paris, near the Pantheon, Sorbonne University and the Luxembourg gardens. It is really easy to access our school as it’s 50 m from the Luxembourg subway Station (RER)

Practicalities and costs

The participation to the workshop is free. The chair Design theory and Methods for Innovation of MINES ParisTech will pay for the organization and for breaks, lunches during the workshop.

Additionally, the chair will cover the accommodation costs for the speakers for 2 nights. There will also be a gala dinner for all the speakers Monday January 29th evening.

Participants who are not presenters are expected to cover their cost. A list of hotels in the neighborhood of MINES ParisTech will be provided.

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