Home / Master of Design / Design Conferences

Upcoming conferences

Conference

Date & Location

Theme

The Symposium Design for X

Kongress Hotel, Bamberg, Germany
Welcome 4th to the 5th of October 2017
The Theme of the Conference is:
It provides a platform to young postgraduates to present and discuss their new approaches in the field of product development. Industry professionals and professors will enrich these discussions with their manifold experience.
The main conference language will be German.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.dfx-symposium.de/
The IFLA, CSLA and AAPQ World Design Summit Congress

Montréal, Québec
October 16th to 19th, 2017
The themes of the Congress are:
Design for participation, design for earth, design for beauty, design for sale, design for transformation and design for extremes.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.csla-aapc.ca/events/2017-congress-world-design-summit
The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference

Ohio, USA
University of Cincinnati
October 31st to Nov 3rd, 2017
The theme for Re: Research conference is:
To discuss the array of possibilities for design and design research in the century ahead.
For more information, please visit the website:
http://www.iasdr2017.com/
The Service Design Week

USA, Boston, MA
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
November 6th to 9th, 2017
The Conference theme is:
Optimizing customer experience through holistic service design. Examining service design methods and processes at their core, and unpack the practical tools and skill-sets, hard and soft, needed for this way of working.
For more information, please visit the website: https://servicedesignweek.iqpc.com/Bottom of Form
The Product Development Symposium (PDS)

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
7th to the 10th of November 2017
The Theme of the Conference is:
An opportunity for Industry delegates to gain insight into the advances in engineering design and product development research and practice. These areas combine skills and knowledge at the core of engineering design whereas introducing advanced methods and tools which are leading on an international level.
For more information, please visit the website: http://pd-symposium.org/  
The Asia Design Engineering Workshop

Seoul National University, Korea (South)
11th to the 12th of December 2017
The Theme of the Workshop is:
Its theme is Business Innovation Design. Design for industry, service design, design and management, design and manufacturing, design and analysis, design methods and tools, etc…
The due date for the papers is the 10th of October.
For more information, please visit the website: http://adews2017.org/
The 25th International Conference Group (ACM)

Sanibel Island, Florida USA
7th to the 10th of January 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
It’s for research on computer supported cooperative work, human computer interaction, computer supported collaborative learning and socio-technical studies. The conference integrates interdisciplinary work in social science, computer science, engineering, design, values, and other diverse topics related to group work, broadly conceptualized.
For more information, please visit the website: http://group.acm.org/conferences/group18/
The 11th Design Theory Paris Workshop (SIG)

MINES Paris-Tech (Ecole des Mines), 60 boulevard Saint Michel, Paris 75006, France
29th to the 30th of January 2018 – 2nd Tutorial will be from the 31st to the 2nd of February 2018.
The Theme of the Workshops are:
1st Workshop: Design Theory and other Disciplines
2nd Workshop: Design and Theory
For more information, please visit the website: http://tmci.mines-paristech.fr/design-theory/
The 5th International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC)

University of Bath, UK
31st of January to the 2nd of February 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
Studying the topic of creativity within design, presenting the use of design creativity methods and theory for the global design problems of the 21st century. Researchers studying the nature of design creativity from several perspectives: design, engineering, computer science, education, management, linguistics, and cognitive science.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.icdc2018.org.uk/
The 12th International Conference on Design Principles & Practices (DPP)

Spain, Barcelona, Elisava School of Design and Engineering
5th to the 7th of March 2018
The Themes of the Conference are:
Focusing on no boundaries in design (design no fronteras) it will go over design education, design society, designed objects, visual design, design management and professional practice, architonic spatial and environmental design.
For more information, please visit the website: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/2018-conference
The 2nd Design Research Winter Summit (SDN)

FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel, Switzerland
Deadline for applications: August 15, 2017
8th to the 10th of March 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
Beyond change: questioning the role of design in times of global transformation. Both practice-led and theoretical-historical design research will be approached.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.cumulusassociation.org/cfp-second-sdn-design-research-winter-summit-2018-beyond-change/
The Design Thinking Conference

USA
April 23rd to 25th, 2018
The theme of the conference is:
Driving sustainable growth and competitive advantage through human-centered design and convening today’s design leaders with tomorrow’s successors.
For more information, please visit the website: https://designthinkingusa.iqpc.com/
The How Design Live Conference

Boston, USA
30th of April to the 3rd of May 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
Is to think about what role we play in the design profession and how we can make a difference in our careers and lives. It helps identify what has meaning in your work and how you can shape your career, or life, to ensure that what you do is meaningful in whatever way is meaningful to you.
For more information, please visit the website: http://howdesignlive.com/
The Innovation for Resilience and Market Access

Madingley Hall, Cambridge University (Cambridge), UK
14th till the 15th of May 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
To understand how your business can become more resilient by acting, anticipation and access new markets to social development.
For more information, please visit the website: https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/graduate-study/sustainability-leadership-labs/Pdfs/sustainable-innovation-2018.pdf/view
The Design Conference

Dubrovnik, Croatia
21st to the 24th of May 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
To discuss and develop all aspects of design knowledge from cognition and philosophy, to methods and tools, from research theory to practice. Its aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners who have worked on or thought cross-disciplinary sectors like engineering, industrial design from a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and fields.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.designconference.org/
The 49th Annual Conference for Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

USA, Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)
6th to the 9th of June 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
Social Equity by Design like designing accessible environments, housing strategy’s, fostering diversity through community design, emerging design tools, education design policy, etc.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.edra.org/page/EDRA49_ConfCentral
The Service Design and Innovation Conference (ServDes)

Italy, Politecnico de Milano (Milano)
June 18th to 20th, 2018
The Conference Theme is:
The aim of bringing researchers and practitioners together to discuss, share and evolve the emerging discipline of Service Design, and design-related service innovation. Attendees could be practitioners, companies and academics.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.servdes.org/
The Design Research Society (DRS)

Ireland, Limerick
25th to the 28th of June 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
It aims to provide a platform for discussions around the changing territorial contexts of design locally, nationally and transnationally, influencing how we interact with each other and with our environment. Practicing designers, design researchers, academics and students are to share research and practice insights through keynotes, debates, presentations, workshops and conversations.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.drs2018limerick.org/
The 8th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC18)

Italy, Politecnico di Milano, Lecco Campus (near Milan)
July 2nd to 4th, 2018
Preceded by workshops from the June 30th July 1st, 2018
The conference theme is:
Bringing artificial intelligence, cognitive science and computational theories to design research.
For more information, please visit the website: http://dccconferences.org/dcc18/
The 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE)

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Studios Orlando™, Florida, USA
22nd to 26th July 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
It’s to provide an international forum for the distribution and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of human factors and ergonomics. This will be accomplished through the following six modes of communication: keynote presentation, parallel sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, tutorials, exhibitions, and meetings of special interest groups. There will also be two AHFE 2018 Student Best Paper Awards.
For more information, please visit the website: http://ahfe2018.org/
The Participatory Design Conference (PDC)

University of Hasselt, Belgium.
Some events in Genk.
August 20th to 24th, 2018
The themes of the Conference are:
The role of participatory design practitioners in the politics and democracy processes and in the changing political landscape. There will be two approaches methodological and thematic design relations.
For more information, please visit the website: https://pdc2018.org/
The 20th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education (E&PDE)

London, UK at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College
September 6th to 7th, 2018
The theme of the Conference is:
Diversity or Conformity? It aims to explore how educators tackle the apparently dualistic relationship between diversity and conformity in design and engineering domains.
For more information, please visit the website: http://epde.info/epde2018/
The International Design Conference (IDSA)

New Orleans, Los Angeles, USA
20th to the 22nd of September 2018
The Theme of the Conference is:
Still not announced.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.idsa.org/IDC2018
The 20th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Development (ICITD)

Indonesia, Bali
22nd to the 23rd of October 2018
The Conference theme is:
It aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and educators to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of industrial technology and development through interdisciplinary areas and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and solutions.
For more information, please visit the website: https://www.waset.org/conference/2018/10/bali/ICITD