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Discussion and further development of all aspects of design knowledge from cognition and philosophy, to methods and tools, from research theory to practice.

The DESIGN Conference programme offers broad exchange possibilities to researchers and practitioners, strategic decision makers, managers, design and engineering professionals, national or regional agencies or governmental bodies.

Our goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners who have worked on or thought about engineering and industrial design from a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and fields: engineering, aesthetics, ergonomics, psychology, sociology and the like...

Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline
November 15, 2021

Final acceptance of papers
February 1, 2022

Publish-ready papers
February 25, 2022

Final Conference programme
April, 2022

DESIGN 2022 Conference
May 23-26, 2022



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Decision to move DESIGN 2022 to an online event

February, 2 2022

Dear Colleagues,

It is my unpleasant duty to inform you about the pandemic situation in Croatia and the consequences it has to the DESIGN 2022 conference model. The pandemic situation in Croatia is currently not very good. We still have one of the lowest overall vaccination rates in EU and a fatality rate that is very high. For these reasons, we still have rigid restrictions imposed by the state, including tight restrictions regarding public indoor events. It is on the basis of these restrictions that we need to base our decisions about the DESIGN 2022 conference.

As DESIGN 2022 organisers, we hoped to have a more certain situation regarding the pandemic, when we reached this point, namely the communication of our final decision about paper acceptance and opening of the registration for the conference.

Our contractual obligation timeline with the planned conference venue (Hotel Croatia Cavtat) and our duty to make the safest decision on behalf of you, our delegates, have led us to the conclusion that we cannot continue to take the risk and continue preparations for an on-site conference. The Organising Committee has discussed the situation in detail, both with the Programme Chairs and the Design Society’s Board of Management (to whom we express our gratitude for respectful support), on the basis of which we have made the difficult decision that we could not postpone any longer.

Thus, DESIGN 2022 will be organised and held as an online conference event. This was a tough decision, knowing that all of us had hoped that we would finally meet in person for the first time in a very long time. But we believe that in the current situation, it is the only responsible and most fair decision towards the whole community and to ourselves and our ultimate financial sponsor, the University of Zagreb, given the different stages of the pandemic, plus the current rules and preferences from country to country, institution to institution, and amongst every one of us, personally.

The conference will be held, as planned, between 23rd and 26th May 2022, and we will do our best to ensure the best possible online conference experience. We will organise a workshop day on Monday 23rd May, with a whole of 10 workshops to choose from. Thereafter, we will prepare three working days including paper presentations, discussions and keynote speeches. We bring with us our experiences from the online DESIGN 2020 and a number of other conferences held over the past two years, which will help us improve, accordingly to the suggestions that we have received from participants. Accepted papers will be published by Cambridge University Press and indexed in all major indexing databases, as is the contractual agreement between CUP and the Design Society.

We remain very thankful to you for your patience and understanding and will keep you posted about further activities and plans related to the DESIGN 2022 programme. We hope that DESIGN 2022 as an online event will be success for all of us – and we of course look forward to welcoming you on-site in 2024.

Kind regards,

Mario Štorga
…on behalf of the DESIGN 2022 Programme Chairs and Organising Committee.

DESIGN Conference Contact Information

  • DESIGN Conference Secretariat
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
    Ivana Lučića 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

      +385 1 6168 432
      +385 1 6168 284

    URKA, d.o.o.
    Draskoviceva 66, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

      +385 1 4827 279
      +385 1 4832 330

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