Research Perspectives In the era of Transformations 

Hosted by | Loughborough University London
Conference dates | 18–21 June, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Track Proposals Submission Deadline | Tuesday 11 September 2018

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The Academy for Design Innovation Management 2019 London International Research Conference will be hosted by Loughborough University London. The ADIM International Research Conference 2019 is organised in collaboration with members from international partners: Hong Kong Polytechnic, Politecnico di Milano, the University of Twente, Oslo Metropolitan University, Macromedia University, Tecnun, The University of Southampton, Middle East Technical University, Universidade de Lisboa, RMIT University and Delft University of Technology.

The last year’s biannual conference was hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic. The 2017 four volume conference proceedings are available on the 2017 conference website


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Call for Tracks

The Tracks will form the Call for Papers which will be announced in mid-September. One of the aims of the Tracks is for the cross-institutional and ideally international track facilitators to bring together a network of scholars to explore the proposed Track topics.

Proposal should consist of:

  • a track session title
  • 3 to 5 sub-chairs for the session who together with the chair will oversee the track
  • an outline for the track session to provide context (up to 250 words)
  • a brief list of references (around five) to indicate the tracks scope

Track proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee. Successful track proposals will be publicised on the website as part of the conference call. The track chairs will become part of the International Conference Programme Committee and the Tracks co-chairs will be become part of the International Scientific Review Board.

The general theme Research Perspectives in the era of Transformations will allow potential Track co-chairs to propose conference Tracks dealing with the topic of Transformations from different areas such as:

  • Transformation of Designer(s) roles in Businesses and Public Organisation
  • Transformation of Urban Spaces (a good example is the enormous transformation of the host institution’s, Loughborough University London, location at the 2012 site of the London Olympics, see this link check for example ‘Fridge Mountain’, 2006 and
  • Transformation of Design which is ever more extending its reach to beyond the object into areas such as Service Design, Design for Social Change, Design Policy etc
  • Transformation of the actual design community research interests: Design as Politics, Design for Democracy etc
  • Transformation of Business and its impact on Design
  • Transformation of Society and its impact on Design
  • Transformation around Sustainable issues and its impact on Design
  • Impact of digitisation on transformation of Design
  • Transformation around Education

and so on

To allow us to incorporate the track themes into the Call for Papers, the Track proposals should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Tuesday 11th September 2018.

If you would like to propose a theme track for the upcoming ADIM 2019 London international conference or have any questions, please email the conference co-chairs at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to welcoming you to the #ADIM2019 Conference in London!



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