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Call for contributions

Women in Design Research (WONDER) seminar: Gender, design and market

Jørgen Lie Furuholt Published: Updated:

The WONDER seminar will take place the 6th of September in connection with the E&PDE conference September 7th to 8th at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Department of Product Design, which will have participants from all over the world. It will constitute a great chance to bring our discourse into an international setting.

The theme of the seminar will be Gender, design and market.

Topics for contribution might cover

  • Products semantics and features of the feminine / masculine
  • Gender in the market
  • Branding gender
  • And others

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted by June 1. Message of acceptance or not will be sent by June 30. Please send by e-mail to Astrid.Skjerven@hioa.no. Accepted contributions will be presented at the seminar by the authors as PowerPoints or otherwise oral presentation: Please find preliminary schedule below.

Accepted contributions will not be automatically published, but we encourage to have them published in relevant journals, like Sustainable Development or Formakademisk. Formakademisk is currently planning a special issue on theme Diversity and Design, and some of the contributions might be published here. 

Nina Bjørnstad, Martina Keitsch, Wenche Lyche, Nina Lysbakken and Astrid Skjerven

WONDER seminar: Design, Gender and Market – Preliminary schedule

September 6th 2017 at 09:00-16:00

  • 09:00-09:15 – Introduction to seminar and Wonder ( Prof. Astrid Skjerven)
  • 09:15-10:00 – 2-3 Presentations on above (15 min. each)
  • 10:00-10:15 – Break
  • 10:15-12:00 – Discussion within groups
  • 12:00-13:00 – Lunch break
  • 13:00-14:15 – Presentations
  • 14:15-14:30 – Break
  • 14:30-15:15 – Presentations
  • 15:15-16:00 – Discussion and Conclusion