Join us for INTERPLAY between
design, science, technology and the arts at the
IASDR 2015 Congress in Brisbane, Australia.

2 – 5 November 2015

During this congress we will explore the interaction of design research with science, technology and the arts. This continual INTERPLAY provides opportunities to explore interaction between cross-disciplinary knowledge and various design research approaches. IASDR 2015 aims to establish trans-disciplinary research platforms across diverse domains to foster new research and education opportunities and stimulate innovation.

The congress provides a global forum for presentation and discussion of the INTERPLAY of design research and applications across all domains of design, science, technology and arts.

IASDR (The International Association of Societies of Design Research) was established on November 1, 2005. The purpose of the Association is to promote research and study into the activity of design in all its many fields of application, through encouraging collaboration on an international level between independent societies of design research. The Association will promote, amongst other activities, the organisation of biennial International Congresses of Design Research, at appropriate venues around the world. Congresses have been organised in Taiwan (2005), Hong Kong (2007), South Korea (2009), The Netherlands (2011) and Japan (2013). The 6th IASDR Congress is in Brisbane (Australia) in 2015.

Call for Participation

IASDR 2015 invites papers, posters workshops, exhibition and doctoral colloquium submissions from any area of design research that explores the interplay between design research, science, technology and the arts.

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Keynote Speakers, Program

The 2015 program is INTERPLAY of pre-congress events, plenary keynotes and parallel sessions, special programs, exhibitions and social activities.

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How to Submit

IASDR 2015 papers, posters, workshops, exhibitions and doctoral colloquium  submissions should be in English and submitted through the online submission system.

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Please click here to download a copy of the Abstract Book

Please click here to download a copy of the Exhibition Catalogue

Please click here to download a copy of the IASDR2015 INTERPLAY Proceedings


Forthcoming Publications

SMTlogoStudies in Material Thinking Special Volume

We are pleased to announce our partnership with the journal Studies in Material Thinking. The journal will publish Special volume of a post-conference invited research papers. The aim of this volume is to further reinforce future discourse regarding notions of interplay between design research, science, technology and arts. The focus will be on trans-disciplinary knowledge and its application in practice.

Full information about the journal is available at www.materialthinking.o



We plan to publish an edited book of selected papers. The papers should be expanded into the book chapters. The selected authors will be invited to publish.

The focus will be on interplay, trans-disciplinarily research and transformational innovation.


The International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference 2015 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, from the 2nd – 5th November 2015.

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Sponsors and Partners

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About Brisbane

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