May 8th, 2024

Extended Deadline: NERD 6th sense – New Experimental Research in Design

Due to multiple requests, BIRD has decided to extend the submission deadline until May 21, 2024. Nerd 6th Sense held at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Augsburg and hosted by the Faculty of Design in Augsburg, will feature a careful selection of 30-minute presentations of research projects, each followed by another half an hour of time for questions and intense discussion with the audience.

Speakers at an advanced graduate, doctoral or early post-doctoral level are invited to present their ongoing research or completed theses. Contributions should employ an original and well-conceived design-based and empirical/experimental approach and may deal with all kinds of interesting, engaging and socially, culturally and intellectually relevant questions. Contributions by NERDs from other fields who share a similar commitment to new experimental approaches in design research are also welcome.

The New Experimental Research in Design (in short: NERD) conference aims at providing a genuinely diverse and open platform for discussing, reflecting on and exposing to a wider public the manifold ways in which design’s unique perspective and proficiencies can intelligently be applied as a research competence. It does so by inviting presentations of empirical research projects by researchers from around the world and from all areas of design research with a focus on methodologically and thematically original approaches.

Developed and realized by BIRD, the Board of International Research in Design for the eponymous design research book series published by Birkhäuser, as an annual event with changing venues, this conference format has already proven its productivity five times.

How to apply

If you would like to apply, we kindly ask for submission of an extended abstract (1000–1500 words) of your research project or the part of it that you wish to present at the conference to be sent to until May 21st, 2024. All submissions will be blind reviewed and submitters will receive a notification about the admission of their contributions to the conference until May 30th, 2024.

The conference will be held in English
Deadline: May 21, 2024

Technical University of Applied Sciences Augsburg
Faculty of Design
November 14th – 15th, 2024