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Deadline - submission of reviews

We received 94 submissions representing 14 institutions - almost double our previous best! Competition for a place was fierce, with a rejection rate of 30%.

Full papers must be uploaded to the DEFSA submission site by the 9 July 2019. Your paper of 5 000 words or less must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (.docx or .doc), of 5Mb or less, including diagrams (if any). Full Papers must be attached (uploaded) on your existing, approved abstract. Peer Review > Authors > My Abstract/Paper.  Click on the headline to view the entire paper. The edit button is above the headline.

All papers will go through a double-blind peer review process before the conference; please be aware that the compulsory presentation at the conference is integral to the peer review process. Authors will be informed after the DEFSA conference of the double-blind peer review and selection outcome.


Designed Futures

Design educators interrogating the future of design knowledge, research and education.

  • Date: 9-11 September 2019
  • City: Cape Town  *  Hosts: CPUT and Vega
  • Venue: Vega Cape Town Campus 130 Strand St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Workshop: Postgraduate research, building on knowledge 11 September 09h00 – 13h30
  • Dinner: Granger Bay Hotel 9 September from 19h00
  • Book now!