4D International Conference in Lithuania

04. May, 2017

4D is an International Conference aimed to discuss the role of Design in developing value for social entities, technological advancement, and business creation and revamping. Modern and nascent economies indeed are adopting design as a competitive lever to embed continuous and discontinuous technology in new product language as to propose new entrepreneurial ventures. Moreover design has become a strategic lever for social entities to run fund-raising, to create new user engaging logic’s, to combine social and economic value.

Specifically 4D conference embraces both perspectives: 1) “designing development” where design is the main input to create feasible conditions to enhance social values, to diffuse new technology paradigms and to create new ventures; 2) “developing design” where design is the “output” of the inter-playing of social, economic and technological supporting forces.

The Conference aims to attract speakers and scholars representing different fields of design to enhance the interdisciplinary interaction and scientific input to the topic of Design and Development in Today’s Modern World.

Keywords: design for social innovation, networked society, new boundaries, open design, open innovation, industry 4, industrial revolution, new production, communication technologies, digital design, design based entrepreneurship, saturated market, social sustainability, economic sustainability.

The Conference is organized within 3 tracks:

  • Design & Social Development
  • Design & Technological Development
  • Design & Business Development

4D conference – Interdisciplinary Research Perspectives on the Role of
Design in combining Social, Technological and Business Development Hosted
by Kaunas University of Technology, 28-30 September 2017, Lithuania

Early bird deadline 31th of May

Registration and more information – http://4d-conference.com/