DeSForM 2015

9th International Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement
Politecnico di Milano (Italy), 13 – 17 October 2015

The works traditionally presented at DeSForM investigate the evolving nature of design artifacts and how new forms or objects’ aesthetics convey meaning. Following this tradition, in this edition of DeSForM 2015 – AESTHETICS OF INTERACTION: DYNAMIC, MULTISENSORY, WISE – we address design challenges, theories and practices tied to the design of interactive experiences mediated by technology-affected artefacts. We explore this issue by three main lines of application: dynamic and smart tangible artefacts, multisensory virtualization of product experience, wise digital interactive experiences and services. The three topics of this year are mainly focused on the exploration of the cognitive and interactive processes activated by design artefacts, in which the technological component – intended in a broad sense  – is employed by the designer as a mediator to enrich and enhance the experience of reality and information at different levels. We aim to discuss possibilities, limits and constraints of designing intriguing experiences with technology-affected artefacts (either tangible, virtual, or intangible), and to explore the balance between aesthetics, ethics, meaning and emotions in design.
Politecnico di Milano will host the conference between 13th and 17th October 2015, during the worldwide event of EXPO2015, which will take place in the city of Milan. Come to debate and discuss with us and take the opportunity to live the city, during one of its most vibrant and creative years.
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    DYNAMIC: how the new aesthetics affects meaning and experience (image courtesy THINGK™)

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    MULTISENSORY: designing and virtualizing the multisensory product experience

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    WISE: toward a new conception of digital products and services