The Sixteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices offers an interdisciplinary forum to explore the meaning and purpose of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the network traverses a broad sweep to construct a trans-disciplinary dialogue, which encompasses a wide array of design paradigms and practices. We move between theoretical reflection on the nature of design and case studies of design practice, and from research-based perspectives to the experience-based perspectives of design insiders. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:
Our mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible way for us to come together and interact as a Research Network. We are taking on these challenges by offering an online only conference experience, with session types explicitly designed to make the most of both online social knowledge processes.
We pride ourselves on the diversity of our network members. Add your voice by submitting a proposal today.
View our Step-by-Step Guide to submitting a presentation proposal.
For over 30 years, Common Ground has been invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers of access in scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve built media platforms to support spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue, before such approaches were in vogue; connected international voices, when disciplines were too often isolated in national silos; and supported an agenda of access and equality, by offering pathways and opportunities for diverse voices.
With this step-by-step guide, we walk you through the new phases pre/during/post-conference to ensure you have a productive conference.
We are working to change the way in which knowledge is produced, validated, and shared within member-based Research Networks.
The Design Principles & Practices Journal Collection and Book Imprint offer pathways to transform your presentation into formal research objects. We also support a number of affordable Open Access pathways to allow maximum flexibility to support principles of open research, in a sustainable manner.
Audience Passes are for those who want to benefit from the content, connect with presenters, and join the discussion. You'll gain access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time. And you'll be able to participate in innovative formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best online capacities, and on a human scale.
We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2022 and in-person (and/or) online in 2023.
|Advance Proposal Deadline||19 March 2021|
|Early Proposal Deadline||19 June 2021|
|Regular Proposal Deadline||19 October 2021|
|Late Proposal Deadline||19 December 2021|
|Advance Registration Deadline||19 April 2021|
|Early Registration Deadline||19 July 2021|
|Regular Registration Deadline||19 December 2021|
|Late Registration Deadline||19 January 2022|
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