Design Management Academy 2017 Hong Kong

PhD Seminar

PhD in Design Management Seminars @DMA 2017

Hong Kong/ Tuesday 6th June 2017

Please download the initial 2017_PhD Seminar Poster which includes the PhD Seminar saved in the Illustrator file and the Fonts.

Exploring the PhDs in design management facing to the new landscape.
The PhD in Design Management event will take place on Tuesday the 6th June 2017 and is part of International Design Management Academy Conference which runs on the 7th–9th June 2017.

It is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to PhD study of design management in a new landscape. In connection to the DMA 2017 conference, this one-day event will explore the emerging topics in the new landscape and how these topics are being enacted through PhD research of design management now.


The aim of the event is to present, share and discuss the current topics undertaken by PhDs within the design management and to explore how these are re-shaping the field.

The objective is build a visual database of the current doctoral design management research in the different design management areas related to DMA network. This will provide DMA members with a better understanding of the current doctoral activities as well as enable to support the networking among different research teams of different institutions and countries. The event will bring together designers undertaking doctoral research as well as supervisors to explore the diverse aspects of knowledge production within and across academic institutions. This active intensive event will provide a forum for early career researchers.

What will happen?

The one-day event consists of various activities to share research and facilitate international design management doctoral research network.

  1. Paper sessions

The day include paper sessions where every participant will present their work and collect feedback from supervisors. workshops and poster exhibition bring together the learnings of the day.

  1. Posters

Poster of each presented PhD research will be exhibited during the event for exposing emerging researchers’work in progress, exchanging ideas and collecting comments.

  1. Workshop

Senior researcher and supervisor will deliver workshops on academic writing and a guide of conducting PhD research.

  1. Evening Party: Early Career Researcher in Design Management

Early Career researchers in design management from academic, industrial and professional fields will attend the evening party to meet new friends, share experience and understand the context of design management.

How to get involved

All participants are asked to submit one abstract introducing their PhD. The abstract will be developed into a 10minutes’ presentation to a group of fellow researchers to share learnings, provide feedback and search for answer together. Once the abstract is accepted, the participant should develop it into a poster exhibited during the one-day event.

We are using a peer-review submission process to ensure that each paper session is focused on common interests. When completing the submission form, please consider how your work ‘speaks’ to the overall conference theme and convey this in your bio, research statement and the abstract you submit.

To attend this PhD By Design Management event, you must register for the DMA conference.

Information for submission
All abstract will be blind reviewed.

Abstract should be between 700 and 800 words in length excluding references. Both British English and American English is accepted.

Author names should NOT be identified in the abstract. Authors should be referred to in the text or notes in the third person only.

To submit your abstract for the blind review you will need to:

  1. Register to the online conference management system ConfTool:
  2. Upload your abstract onto the online conference management system on or before Wednesday 31st March 2017

Submission deadline

  • Closing date for applications to PhD in Design Management Seminar: 31 March 2017
  • Notice of acceptance to PhD in Design Management Seminar: 7 April 2017
  • If accepted to PhD in Design Management Seminar, participants need to confirm DMA conference payment by: 30 April 2017

Registration fee

There is no additional cost for attending this event if you have registered for the DMA conference.


Jockey Club Innovation Tower, School of Design

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon

Hong Kong

Contact information: Silvia Liu and Erik Bohemia