The 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (28 June – 1 July 2015)

Call for Paper abstracts and Workshop/Symposium proposals

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Hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: SAIC
Chicago, IL USA

The DESIGN-ED Coalition, in partnership with Design Research Society and Cumulus, is excited to announce the Call for Paper Abstracts and Workshop/Symposium proposals for the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers: Learn X Design.

Deadline for substitution of abstracts and workshop/symposium proposals is on 22 October 2014 via this link

Submission information (PDF) is on

Learn x Design is a conference for the wide range of topics from theoretical research to practical application. On a career level, the study of design is to create a well-crafted, aesthetic fit of form to function, materials, and tools. Each designed item contains a narrative about the culture from which it evolved, about the person who produced it, and the values and practices of both. Research develops theories and principles about learning, tests and validates them for implementation in classroom, policy and practice.

This international conference is a springboard for sharing ideas and concepts about contemporary design education research and the teaching of design. Contributors are invited to submit research that deals with different facets of approaches to design education research, pedagogy and teaching. All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed. This conference is open to research and teaching methodology in any aspect and discipline of design education.

We are pleased to announce a partnership with these Journals:

  • Design and Technology Education
  • FORMakademisk
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Journal of Education through the Arts
  • Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education

The journals will publish special issues with articles selected from papers and keynote lectures presented at the Conference that relate to their theme track as listed below:

  • Design Thinking and Engineering
  • Local and Global Connections to Design Education
  • Design Inspired by Nature
  • Systems Thinking
  • DIME: Design, Innovation, Media, Economics
  • Academic and Vocational Curriculum Development
  • Ecological Urbanism
  • Visual Literacies and Design Thinking
  • Visualization in Design Education
  • Design Thinking, Management and Design Education
  • Design Education to Improve Life and the World
  • Design as an Integrative Tool for Education

More information about the conference and registration will be available in the coming months at

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your submissions!

As a part of the call for paper abstracts we are giving away 2 sets of 4 volume proceedings from the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers published by the ABM-media (ISBN 978-82-93298-00-7)

If you would like to receive one of the sets please email to Erik Bohemia with the following details:

— you name

— email

— institution

— postal address

— briefly outline how the 4 volume set of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers proceedings will help you with your research

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