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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 opens
July 15, 2019

Full paper submission deadline
November 15, 2019

Notification of paper acceptance
January 27, 2020

Publish-ready papers
February 14, 2020

Proceedings Online
May, 2020

Final Conference programme
June, 2020

DESIGN 2020 Conference
May 18-21, 2020 POSTPONED!
NEW DATE! OCTOBER 26-29, 2020


The DESIGN Conference provides an interactive environment where participants pro-actively create opportunities to share design knowledge and new cross-disciplinary research that leads to innovation.


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The DESIGN 2020 is going ONLINE!

August, 12 2020

Based on the current health situation, the Organizing Committee of the 16th International Design Conference DESIGN 2020 decided to turn the conference into an online event on October 26-29, 2020.

The DESIGN conference will be organised using an online videoconferencing platform in multiple rooms with pre-recorded presentations, followed by interactive discussions.

All technical details and instructions on how to prepare presentations will be available by the end of August, and the final program in early September.

Unfortunately this year we will not have the chance to welcome the participants in Cavtat! We are looking forward to seeing you in a virtual environment. Your participation is essential to make DESIGN 2020 a fruitful conference as before.

DESIGN 2020 Proceedings are now online

June, 12 2020

We are pleased to forward a message received from Cambridge University Press:

The DESIGN conference proceedings have now been published online on the Cambridge Core Journals pages: Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference.

The DOI identifiers should now be active as well.

The DESIGN 2020 conference is POSTPONED!

March, 27 2020

Based on the public health advices and following the opinion of all DESIGN 2020 participants, expressed in the online survey, the Organizing Committee of the 16th International Design Conference DESIGN 2020 decided to postpone the conference until the currently experienced worldwide health crises abate.
The conference is postponed for October 26-29 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you in Cavtat!

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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