Design Studies Award for Leeds academics

Five Leeds academics have won the 2010 Design Studies Award for their paper 'Embodied conversations: performance and the design of a robotic dancing partner'.

Professor Mick Wallis, Dr Sita Popat and Dr Joslin McKinney (School of Performance and Cultural Industries) and John Bryden and Professor David C Hogg (School of Computing)  were given the award, which is made jointly by Elsevier Science Ltd and the Design Research Society (DRS), for the best paper published in the year.

The criteria for the award, in order of priority, are: contribution to the development of the field of design research, originality of research or scholarship, breadth of relevance, and clarity and style of presentation. Votes for the award are cast by the journal editors and officers of the DRS. It comprises a certificate and a prize of £500.

The DRS hope to present the award to at the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) conference in Delft in November.

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