1st Call for Papers:
The 6th International Workshop on
Design & Semantics of Form & Movement: DeSForM 2010
November 3 – 5, 2010, Lucerne, Switzerland
After four successful workshops in Europe and an inspiring excursion to Taiwan in 2009, DeSForM returns to Europe. The Lucerne School of Art and Design is looking forward to inviting you to DeSForM 2010, an international workshop on Design & Semantics of Form & Movement, to be held on November 3 – 5, 2010 in Lucerne, a cultural vibrant city with a rich history in the centre of Switzerland.
Scope and Focus
The scope of the conference is the design of products, systems and services with a focus on the meanings conveyed by their sensory perceivable qualities: form, colour, touch, behaviour, sound and sometimes smell. Today, research on design semantics can be traced back at least three decades. There are comprehensive frameworks and theoretical concepts available for the analysis and understanding of meanings and messages conveyed by products, systems and services. Furthermore models are available that lighten the processes of communication and generation of meaning through interplay between recipients and users, the artefact as bearer of meaning and the designer. (more…)