from my understanding just recently, an interesting initiative has emerged on the scene of postgraduate design research, the desgin research network. it is a discussion platform for design research activities, based in germany, with an international advisory board and supported by Deutsche Telekom Laboratories -associated institute of Technical University Berlin- and linked with the European Academy of Design (EAD) and the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF).
the description on the website reads:
Especially those who are actually writing a Design PhD need good debates with various partners about their own topic.
So it is a matter of particular concern to us, making you never feel lost with your PhD research questions by enhancing Design Research debates among Design Researchers on this Forum. So feel free to create your personal research space/account here to store and share your personal Design Research issues.
the following call for papers can be found also on the website after registration:
The call for Papers for the DRN Conference “Questions & Hypotheses” is out!
The student-centered Conference will take place in the humming capital Berlin
on the 25th and 26th of October, 2008
Registration is free!
All about the Why, Who and Where you will find on our website
www.designresearchnetwork.org in the category “Questions & Hypotheses” and the