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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Open … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 2.4: CAA Conference 2016, Washington, DC”
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: RSVP@designincubation.com. 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”
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 “Design Incubation Colloquium 2.1: Pratt Institute, Graduate Communications Design”
Hosted by Mark Addison Smith Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10am–1pm The City College of New York Art Department 160 Convent Avenue New York NY 10031 Compton-Goethals Building, Room CG-108 (corner of W 140th and Amsterdam Avenue) The launch of the second year of Design Incubation Colloquia (#DI2015jun) will be held at the City College of … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 2.0: City College of New York, CUNY”
Design Incubation Colloquium 1.5: Rhode Island School of Design Hosted by Lisa Maione Saturday, March 7, 2015 10am–3:30pm RISD Design Center 20 N. Main Street, Room 212 Providence, RI 02903 Agenda 10:00-11:00am Modes of Self-Publishing Minkyoung Kim, Christina Webb Rhode Island School of Design MFA Candidates in Graphic Design Voice + Space + Place: Black Cultural … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 1.5: Rhode Island School of Design”
Design Incubation Colloquium 1.4: St John’s University Hosted by Aaris Sherin Thursday, February 12, 2015 4PM-6PM (Mixer to follow colloquium) Manhattan campus of St. John’s University Room 214 51 Astor Place New York, NY 10003 Save the Date! Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Submissions are closed for this event. Head to BBar (40 E 4th … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 1.4: St. John’s University Manhattan Campus”
Design Incubation Colloquium 1.3: Parsons The New School Hosted by Juliette Cezzar Tuesday, December 2, 2014 The New School University Center 65 5th Ave, Academic entrance (corner of 13th st) New York, New York Room 617 3PM – 5PM Save the Date! Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Presentations History of Color In Comic … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 1.3: Parsons The New School”
Design Incubation Colloquium 1.2: CityTech Hosted by M. Genevieve Hitchings & Dan Wong Friday, October 31, 2014 11am-2pm New York City College of Technology, CUNY 300 Jay Street Room N119 Brooklyn, NY 11201 Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Presentation lists to follow. Presentations Nourishing the Creators of a Design Economy in the South … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 1.2: New York City College of Technology”
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Conference Room, Klapper Hall Queens College 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Queens, NY 11367-1597 Presentations Definining Practice, Redefining Education: Five Case Studies Juliette Cezzar Associate Director & Assistant Professor BFA Communication Design Parsons the New School for Design Reality Check: Learning About the Difference Between Design and Designer Yue Chen Art Director Office … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 1.1: Queens College”
Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:30pm-4:30pm AIGA Minnesota conference room, 3rd Floor 164 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 RSVP required, limited seating Presentations ABC’s of Type Design Liz DeLuna Associate Professor of Graphic Design St. John’s University Using Printmaking Techniques to Teach Metacognitive Skills to Design Students Sharon (Libby) Clarke Assistant Professor Advertising Design and … Continue reading “Design Incubation Colloquium 1.0: Inaugural Event at AIGA”