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The La Clusaz conference focused on four central themes:

1 philosophies and theories of design

2 foundations and methods of design research

3 form and structure for the doctorate in design

4 the relationship between practice and research in design

Participants presented findings, debated ideas, proposed benchmarks for the future development of the doctorate in design, and entered into dialogue on how to develop programs. The conference encouraged participants to interact, using each session as a genuine opportunity to confer. One important goal of the conference was establishing significant working relationships, research alliances, and partnerships among universities.

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Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of Doctoral Education in Design (2000): Foundations for the Future



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