Educational Design Symposium

The symposium theme centers on exploring the definition and practice of interdisciplinary
design. Increasingly, the boundaries between design disciplines have become more
fluid. What was once perceived as solid is quickly dissolving, forming a perpetual cycle
of reinvention and revision of how we conceive, generate and realize a design. The
establishment of interdisciplinary design programs within institutions of higher education is
an acknowledgement and reflection of this development. What this actually entails, though
– particularly in the context of design – remains open to rigorous debate. This symposium
aims, through a variety of means, to investigate and clarify the paradigms that shape the
field of interdisciplinary design.