This Finale Event of the 'Embracing Complexity in Design' Research Cluster was part of the
UK AHRC and EPSRC Research Initiative 'Designing for the 21st Century'.
The Event comprised Keynote Talks, Virtual Exhibits and Soiree with a Networking Dinner on the Friday 16th Dec. followed by
a Symposium with a Virtual Exhibition on the Saturday 17th Dec. including presentations by the ECiD Cluster
researchers, a Question Time Event with a Panel of 'Design' experts and multi-disciplinary audience
participation. The event was hosted by the Royal College of Art Society - an alumni body.
The aim was to stimulate intellectual academic exchange,
celebrate and disseminate the work of the ECiD Cluster. It brought the members of the complexity science community together with
the Art&Design community for exploring directions in design research. Many
artifacts are becoming increasingly complex due, for example to the
introduction of new technology and the requirements of them by different
people. Complexity science aims to understand complexities of such
situations and there is recognition that designers are often capable of intuitively grasping
such complexity when they design within their specialism. Art&Design could offer much
to this new frontier with its 'ways of visualisation' and 'ways of knowing'.
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(PowerPoint slides shows, pdf notes, photos and video clips available - more come too!)