Design Incubation hosts 4 public colloquia per academic year at various design institutions. This is an opportunity for communication design academics and professional designers to present research, creative projects and practice, and receive feedback from peers. Titles, abstracts, and presenters names are published and archived on the Design Incubation website for reference.

Presenters are design faculty, graduate students and practicing designers. Remote presentations via Skype/Google Hangouts are welcome. Presentations are limited to 6 minutes preferably Pecha Kucha style.

Review colloquia and abstracts of presentations. Attendees and presenters must review our Photography and Recording Notice.

Colloquia Abstract Submissions

Visit our online form to submit an abstract for peer review.

We invite proposals on topics relevant to communication design research. We seek the presentation of unique, groundbreaking, significant creative work, practice of design, case studies, contemporary practice and the academic and scholarly review of creative projects. We also consider new approaches to design education and pedagogy.

Abstract are accepted and peer reviewed on a rolling basis. So submit early to be added to a scheduled colloquium.

Submit an abstract of 300 words along with title, category (design research, teaching, or service), keywords, name and affiliation. Once received, the abstract will be sent to peers for review and feedback.

Presenters of Design Incubation colloquia will be asked to peer review abstract submissions. Applicants who do not pass peer review will receive recommendations for abstract resubmission.

Colloquium 3.1: Kean University

Design Incubation Colloquia 3.1 (#DI2016oct) will be held at the Kean University in Union, New Jersey on Saturday, Oct 22, 2016. This event is open to all interested in Communication Design research.

Colloquium 3.0: MCLA

Design Incubation Colloquia 3.0 (#DI2016sep) at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept 24, 2016.

Colloquium 2.4: CAA Conference 2016, Washington, DC

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm Location: Hoover, Mezzanine Level, Marriott Hotel In collaboration with CAA Task Force on Design at the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Chairs: Steven McCarthy, University of Minnesota; Aaris Sherin, St. John’s University Abstract submission deadline: January 17, 2016. Email abstracts for peer review to Open … Continue reading “Colloquium 2.4: CAA Conference 2016, Washington, DC”

Design Incubation Colloquium 2.3: St. John’s University

Saturday, January 16, 2016 2:00pm – 4:30pm St. John’s University Manhattan Campus 101 Astor PL, New York (Local subways: 6 at Astor Place; N,R at 8th Street) To attend: Include name, email contact, and affiliation. All are welcome. Presentations Design and Culture: Peer-Review Journals from the Inside Out Elizabeth Guffey Professor of Art & … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 2.3: St. John’s University”

Colloquium 2.1: Pratt Institute, Graduate Communications Design

Design Incubation Colloquium 2.1 Hosted by Santiago Piedrafita, Lauren Davis, Gaia Scagnetti Saturday, October 24, 2015 10am–1pm Pratt Institute Graduate Communications Design Department Manhattan Campus W18th Studios 123 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Room 301 New York, NY 10011 Design Incubation Colloquia 2.1 (#DI2015oct) will be held at the Pratt Institute, Manhattan Campus, … Continue reading “Colloquium 2.1: Pratt Institute, Graduate Communications Design”