Singapore – The call for papers for the Icsid Design Education Conference 2009 is now open. With the theme, “Design Difference – Design Education 2050,” the Education Conference will take place on 22 November, as part of the Icsid World Design Congress 2009 in Singapore.

Participants are invited to submit papers in the areas related to the conference sub-themes outlined below in design education: 2050, and particularly work addressing paradigm shifts mapping the future. Papers may reflect on a wide spectrum of design disciplines such as industrial design, architecture, environmental landscape, interior, visual communication, new media, transportation and urban design.

The conference is structured around six themes, each of which include, but are not limited to, the according sub themes:

  1. From now to the future
    Forward Visions of Education
    The Highly Connected World
    New Thinking Design Studio
    The Sustainable Future: New Education
    Blue Sky, White Space
  2. Synthetic future of design education
    Trans Discipline Design Education
    New Subject Matter in Design
    Biotechnology and Design
    Design Education in a Changing World
  3. Future Epistemology in Design
    Creativity and Critical Thinking in Design Teaching
    Nature of Design Program
    Alternative Ways for Teaching and Learning Design
    Future Research-Based Pedagogy
    New Service Learning
    New Design Knowledge
    New Curricula
  4. Digital Technology in Design Education
    Virtualization of Design Education
    Digital Design Methods and Pedagogies
    The Future and Digital Design
    Web-Based Design
    Computer-Mediated Collaborative Design
    Virtual Reality and Design Education
  5. New Tools of Design Education
    Lighthouses of Knowledge
    New Interactivity of Design and the Physical World
    Designer’s Toolbox of the Future
    Co-Creation Processes
  6. Classrooms of the Future
    A new space, new format
    Delivery of Content: Podcasting, Videos, Image Wall etc.
    Socio Cultural Issues
    Virtual Design Studio
    Digital Studio/E-Studio
    Design Support Environments

Paper Review
Abstracts and papers will be reviewed by a distinguished Panel jointly chaired by Prof. Lorraine Justice and Prof. Luigi Ferrara. The Review Panel will shortlist 50 abstracts from all submissions. Shortlisted abstracts will need to complete their full paper submission for further review by the panel for presentation at the education conference on 22nd November 2009. Only 15-20 papers out of the 50 shortlisted full papers will be finally selected for formal presentation. All 50 papers will be published into a booklet for attending delegates, and also made available online. The Panel Review’s decision for selection is final.

Read the full Call for papers.

For more information about the Conference, please contact:

Conference Secretariat