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DESIGN 2022 successfully ended.

Friday, 27 May 2022

Thanks to all who participated as authors, reviewers, presenters, invited speakers and chairs for continuous support to the conference.
Video recordings of the conference sessions will be available after the conference - further info to follow.

DESIGN 2022 registration is open

Monday, 7 February 2022

Decision to move DESIGN 2022 to an online event

Wednesday, 2 February 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.

The review process ended

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

The DESIGN 2022 Conference reviewing process has successfully ended, and the results were sent to the authors. Papers accepted by the Programme Chairs 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.
It must be noted that the quality of submissions continues to grow, each time we hold the conference – this is a great sign of the continuously growing scholarly level of our community.
More information about the reviewing process can be found here.

DESIGN 2020 ONLINE ended successfully

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

DESIGN 2020 attracted more than 300 participants over four days, being active in 10 workshops and 48 topic oriented sessions. Hopin platform was used to support the programs and give participants the best possible experience., while was used for social gathering. Even the online event cannot be compared to one held on the site, the conference was successful. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2022.

DESIGN 2020 Online

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Information how to participate in DESIGN 2020 Online dispatched to all registered participants by email.

HOPIN registration active!

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Email sent to all registered participants.

DESIGN 2020 programme is now available

Thursday, 1 October 2020

The DESIGN 2020 programme is now available on ConfTool

Please find here some general information about the programme of the DESIGN 2020 online conference:

- Online workshops are scheduled for Monday, October 26, at 13:00 CET. The planned duration of each is 120 min + 15 minutes for the break. The workshops will be preceded by a pre-workshop get-together at 12:45 CET.
- The opening session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, at 12:45 CET.
- Online plenary sessions with keynote presentations are scheduled from Tuesday to Thursday, October 27-29, at 14:15 CET.
- Online sessions with paper presentations are scheduled from Tuesday to Thursday, October 27-29, in two one-hour slots: first at 13:00 CET and second at 15:15 CET. The first slot will be preceded by a pre-session get-together at 12:45 CET. Please note that the online sessions are designed with attention to the thematic coherence of the papers. Also, all individual requests regarding presenters availability have been taken into account. Please be aware that additional changes of programme schedule are not likely to happen due to numerous constraints that have to be met.
- The closing session is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, at 16:15.

We look forward to meeting you online.


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Workshops on DESIGN 2020 Online are scheduled for the 26th of October 13:00-16:00 CET.

See the actual list of online.

Registration for online event

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Registration for online event will open on Wednesday Sep the 16th.


Monday, 14 September 2020

Since the DESIGN 2020 conference is going online, the registration fee will be lower. All participants registered for the DESIGN 2020 conference in May will be refunded for the difference.
The participants who have contacted ContacMeetings as informed by email on September the 3rd are already processed. The refund process will take some time.

The DESIGN 2020 is going ONLINE!

Wednesday, 12 August 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

Friday, 12 June 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!

Friday, 27 March 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!

Status info regarding COVID-19

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Since the EU is closing outer borders for the next 30 days and, with the existing travelling restrictions, regardless are those on the intercontinental or institutional level, we want to keep you informed about the DESIGN 2020 conference planning.

The DESIGN 2020 Team is working according to the schedule. At the moment the CUP is doing final typesetting and editing of all the papers. The daily schedule and BoA are under preparation.

However, we must organise the DESIGN 2020 conference in the safe conditions regarding public health, within the constraints of transportation, venue availability, ICT and, in-line with the preferences of you, the DESIGN 2020 participants. We are aware that networking is one of the motivations for your participation at the DESIGN conference and, we want it to be safe and without restrictions.

As said on the previous DESIGN 2020 news, we are considering different scenarios, including the postponing of the conference, different presentation technology and schedule. We will continue to monitor the situation. When the situation and options becomes reasonably predictable, we will present it to all the DESIGN 2020 participants and identify your preferences before we made further decisions.

Status info regarding COVID-19

Friday, 13 March 2020

For DESIGN 2020 organisers, the health and well-being of the participants is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty our participants may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are committed to being responsive as the situation evolves.
We are closely following the developments, and are implementing the instructions provided by the Croatian government.

Croatia has to date relatively small number of the confirmed cases of patients who tested positive for COVID-19. Croatian Government had responded promptly and coordinated the activities of all government departments in preparing measures for the protection of public health and safety. The Government and the relevant services are doing everything possible, with currently available and limited information about the virus itself as well as its transmission routes, so that Croatia is ready to tackle every possible suspected case of new coronavirus infection.

The national civil protection authority discusses the situation daily and makes decisions and recommendations and introduces measures in a timely manner. DESIGN 2020 organisers act accordingly and are considering different response scenarios.

Delays in issuing invoices and payment confirmations

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Due to the large number of last-minute registrations of authors during the last several days, there have been delays in issuing the invoices as well as payment confirmation in the ConfTool system. The invoices and ConfTool confirmations are issued manually, hence the participants whose payment was received should get the confirmation and the invoice before the end of this week (February 28).

Thank you for your understanding, and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

DESIGN 2020 submission has closed

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

We received more than 380 submissions for DESIGN 2020. Next step: the Programme Chair meeting, after which the suitable papers will be distributed to the reviewers.

Thank you to everyone who contributed with a submission.

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