March 2, 2011
Assistant Professor John Marshall has joined the programming committee of the First International Conference on Smart Design. This conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to: discuss issues, identify challenges and future directions and share their research and development findings and experiences in the areas of design, materials and technology. The introduction of new materials and rapidly changing technologies is assigned huge and unprecedented importance in the economy of the twenty-first century. Good product designs merge materials, technology, and hardware into a unified user experience; one where the technology recedes into the background and people benefit from the capabilities and experiences available. By focusing on functional gain, critical awareness and emotive connection, even the most multifaceted and complex technology can be made to feel straightforward and become an integral part of daily life. Researchers, designers and developers must understand how to progress or appropriate the right technical and human knowledge to inform their innovations.
First International Conference on Smart Design November 22-24, 2011 Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK