The Institute of Design at IIT and the Design and Emotion Society will host the 7th International Conference on Design and Emotion October 4-7 at the Spertus Institute in Chicago. The conference is aimed at delving into where design crosses with technological, social, cultural and economic change, and how human emotion is involved in it all. Participants can geek out on themes like Consumer Behavior & Emotion, Relationships & Patterns, Interaction & Usability, and Semantic Interpretations. Keynote speakers include Jeroen van Erp, Co-Founder and Creative director of Fabrique design agency, and Cynthia Breazeal, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Science, MIT Media Lab, whose keynote title, "Socio-Emotional Design of Personal Robots" sounds particularly enticing for some of us design nerds.
Registration and more information here.