Thank you for attending ICED17

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ICED17 was held on UBC campus Aug. 21-25, 2017.

For the first-ever ICED in Canada, we invited you to come explore a most beautiful corner of the world, and 550 people came! The Pacific Northwest is home to distinctive natural vistas and cultural heritage, full of entrepreneurial design spirit in engineering and the arts, and ecologically aware of the critical role we all must play in the safeguarding of our planet’s resources and public safety through innovation and design. We are very pleased that so many Design Society members and others passionate about Design were able to come and spend a week here with us.

We invited you to rally around the theme of “Resource-Sensitive Design”, which encompasses design practice for and in resource-limited societies, as well as recognizes that all design is, fundamentally, resource-limited. Good design is elegant, effective, efficient and simple. How can we teach that spirit, learn that ethic, embrace it culturally and plan for its sustainability? At ICED17, we were able to move the intellectual conversation forward in this important domain, and publish 437 9-page peer-reviewed papers out of 536 manuscripts received. These were presented in 69 Podium sessions and 32 Discussion-style sessions. In addition, we had six keynote speeches. The conference had six financial sponsors, two local industry tours and 3 UBC lab tours.

See photos from ICED17

ICED19 will be in Delft, the Netherlands, in August, 2019. For more information, please visit the Design Society website.

Mike Van der Loos, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor, and Associate Head, External
Patrick Campbell Chair in Mechanical Engineering Design
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
University of British Columbia

ICED17 has gone mobile! The event app is available now!

Visit and tap the “download” button to get the free Guidebook app.

Open Guidebook and look for the guide: ICED17: 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (2017).

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