This symposium highlighted interesting, recent and innovative work in light, materials and colour related to design, technology and the environment. The talks and posters overlaped these themes, fostering and harnessing current ideas and investigations. These included issues of inclusive and sensory design within the built environment, social responsibility of design and the role of beauty, comfort and confidence in serving and engaging users of environments. There were a display of posters from international researchers covering the overall theme of integration of design and science.
The symposium brought together researchers, artists, designers and practitioners. Speakers included Vibeke Riisberg, Designskolen Kolding, Denmark; Jack Mama, Philips Design; Martin Richman, Artist; éron Losonczi, Litracon, Hungary; Rachel Wingfield, loop.ph; Amanda Russell, Soulfood Studio; Stephen Pretlove, Archilab; Jakki Dehn, Creative Resource; Hilary Dalke and Anke Jakob, Design Research Centre, Kingston University.
This event took place on Wednesday, 24th June 2009, 9.00 – 17.00, at the Wren Room at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD, and was hosted by the Design Research Centre (DRC), DesignPlus at Kingston University, London and the Colour Group Great Britain.