Conference history

Senses & Sensibility (S&S) Conference is a biannual international conference in design organized by UNIDCOM/IADE since 2003.

S&S aims to be a platform to bring together people who are passionate about design and believe design practice and design research can play an important role in society. We look for the participation of those that, regardless of their profession, position, expertise level or area of work (e.g., designers, educators, researchers, graduate students, professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, politicians, leaders and other concerned parties from the society), are willing to present and debate cogent, inspirational, informative and provocative views on the present and future state of Design.

Usually, S&S takes place in the autumn of odd years. Along its existence, it has been held in different venues thanks to the partnerships with diverse universities and other entities. The three/four days long conference consists of several workshops, paper sessions and social /cultural events. Invited renowned guest speakers complement each day with a keynote address.

Previous Editions

The UNIDCOM/IADE’s International Conference has taken many formats and designations since its first edition in 2003. After the first edition in 2003, the designation Senses and Sensibility was only retaken in 2011. In the between, other designations were used due to diverse reasons, such as the association with other international events (e.g., Cumulus Conference, DRS conference).

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UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Senses & Sensibility’21: Designing Next Genera(c)tions, Bari, Italy, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 December 2021 (a conjoint organization with Polytechnic of Bari).

10 th

UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Senses & Sensibility’19: Lost in (G)localization, Lisbon, Portugal, 27-29 November 2019.

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UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Senses & Sensibility: Design Beyond Borders’19, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal, 24-27 October 2017 (a conjoint organization with University of Madeira).

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UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Senses & Sensibility: Design as a Trade’15, Lisbon, 5-7 October 2015.

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UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Senses & Sensibility in Florianópolis’13, Florianópolis, Brazil, October 2013 (a conjoint organization with Federal University of Santa Catarina).

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UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Senses & Sensibility in Lisbon: Design, Marketing, Advertising, Photography and Visual Culture in the right place’11, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-8 October 2011.

5 th

UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

From 1969 to 2009, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-3 October 2009 (celebrating IADE’s 40th anniversary).

4 th

UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

DESIGN & CC: SOS! Design and Commercial Communications: Seek Optimal Synergies, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-3 November 2007.

3 rd

UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Wonderground, Design Research Society International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-4 November 2006 (DRS Conference).

2 nd

UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Pride & PreDesign CUMULUS LISBON 2005, 26-29 May 2005, Lisbon, Portugal (Cumulus Conference)

1 st

UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference

Linking Tradition to Innovation through Designm 25 and 26 of september of 2003, Lisbon, Portugal.

About Organizers

Organisers, co-organisers, partners, and members of the Senses & Sensibility’23 team.