The purpose of IFKAD 2018 is to explore the role and the relevance of new sources, dimensions and characteristics of knowledge supporting organizations as well as regional and urban systems in their aim to create valuable societal impact by addressing fundamental questions. What are the major challenges society is facing in the near future and how are they related to knowledge and design? What is the role of knowledge and design to cope with the major challenges our society is facing? These fundamental questions increasingly represent fundamental features to cope with the increasing complexity and turbulence of today's business landscape.
The IFKAD 2018 special focus is on: Societal Impact of Knowledge and Design