Ux+Design/2023 – 2nd International Conference on Urban Experience and Design in April                                                                              


On April 28, 2023, Tufts University and the Human Architecture + Planning Institute, Inc (theHapi.org) will host the 2nd International Conference on Urban Experience + DesignUx+Design/2023. Researchers, scholars, architects, planners, designers and students, are all invited to submit proposals for presentations. The conference will take place at Tufts University, located just outside Boston, Massachusetts, and builds on the success of The 1st International Conference on Urban Experience and Design in 2019. 

Speakers will explore the implications of ‘embodied cognition’, cognitive architecture, biology, and evolution, as well as new research methods and techniques for using biometrics in urban planning, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. The first Ux+Design/2019 conference attracted speakers from across the globe and papers were published in the 2021 book: Urban Experience and Design: Contemporary Perspectives on Improving the Public Realm.  

Today, the design professions and their academic counterparts find themselves in the midst of a historic transition, which in a first, provides a scientific foundation for their disciplines. Neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and psychology, coupled with powerful new biometric tools able to measure the human experience of place, provide new information and methods for understanding, creating and assessing architecture and urban spaces.

This conference will bring together creative thinkers from around the world who are advancing knowledge in these areas, helping to shape a new kind of design practice, one that embraces the unconscious responses we have to external stimuli and is evidence-based.

We welcome proposal submissions (abstracts between 200-350 words) that succinctly explain the specific problem you are exploring, the questions you are asking in your research, methods, data, results, and implications for urban experience and design theory and practice.  Include your name, email address, and present affiliation.  Abstracts are due October 24, 2022.  Notifications will be made on November 1, 2022 and 15-20 page papers will be due by March 15, 2023.   

Email abstracts to: Prof. Justin Hollander, justin.hollander(at)tufts.edu.

Conference hosts: 

Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, Somerville, MA, USA

the Human Architecture + Planning Institute, theHapi.org, Concord, MA, USA

all images©Becky Chen, geneticofdesign.com

For information on images above, check out: https://geneticsofdesign.com/2020/07/18/the-case-against-all-glass-facades/

?s: email contact (at) theHapi.org

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