Monday, 27 August 2012

Design History: From Service Subject to Discrete Discipline

TVAD's Grace Lees-Maffei and Dr Daniel J. Huppatz (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia) are to give a paper at the 8th conference of the The International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS) in São Paulo (Brazil), 3rd-6th September 2012. The conference theme is Design Frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies.

'Design History: From Service Subject to Discrete Discipline' 
Design history is undergoing an identifiable shift from a relatively marginal and insecure position as a service provider operating within design education, to a recognizable and independent research discipline. This paper examines both the relationship between the practice and purpose of design history within design education as it is taught and researched in various countries, as well as the subject’s emerging status as an independent discipline.  

The paper will also be published in the conference proceedings.

Find out more at the ICDHS2012 conference at 

Find out more about the work of Dr Daniel Huppatz at 


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