This year we celebrate the exness copy trade of the DeSForM conference series. In 2005 DeSForM was born in (Eindhoven) the Netherlands with the premise of creating meaning through objects, interactions and people. Over the years, the DeSForM community has explored and designed objects through a multisensorial approach always aiming at enriching users’ experiences with them. Throughout previous editions we have seen the development from digital and mechanical objects that had enriched sensorial presence to adaptive and intelligent objects that feel almost analogous to reality given their power and sensory resolution. These are thanks to the recent developments in the material sciences, robotics, information and sensor technology, and improved production techniques. Consider for example developments in wearables and embedded or computational materials. Consequently, the arena that belongs to design researchers and practitioners has gotten more sophisticated by being more technical, but also raises new questions regarding the effect and the impact of the new technologically rich designs. In 2017, DeSForM is returning to its place of birth opening up to a broader audience with deeper insights to debate about the future of dynamic “form” giving and its and their environment.

Photos of the first conference day in Delft

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Registration for workshop

Did you spot a workshop that appeals to you? You can register for the workshop day only (Friday August 20). Register now here.


On Friday there are 4 inspiring workshops lined up. Check them out here.

Paper sessions

Curious who is presenting at the conference? Check the authors and topics here.

Chef Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be prepared by chef Erling Rugsten. He will surprise us with new flavour combinations that will  stimulate conversation & curiosity to feed great minds.  Find more information here.

Travel information

Find all the information you need for travelling to the Netherlands and between the 2 conference cities here.


Looking for an accommodation in Delft or Eindhoven? We can recommend several hotels that can offer you a nice discount. Check attending

Printed conference proceedings

Would you like to have all the publications of the conference combined in a booklet? Order the printed copy in combination with your ticket. See attending


Check out the program of the conference now.

Conference dinner

On Thursday we will end the day with an amazing dinner. Register for the dinner when buying your ticket and feel free to bring your +1.