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DESIGN + EDUCATION

Progress Report

​The conference procedure document is being prepared with the final selected full papers. It is a complex and critical process, and individual authors might be contacts about spelling, or to confirm references. It then goes for approval to the regulatory body before being officially approved for publication.At this time of year, that doesn't happen in just a few days. We will keep you informed via this website notice.

The approved publication is then published online at www.defsa.org, using the same format as previous years.

Designed Futures

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

Design is sometimes portrayed as a practice that can address our damaged environment, mitigate the negative impact of technology, contribute to the global economy and help us to adapt to societal changes. Designers’ skills, ways of thinking and doing equip them to address a range of complex tasks that may require innovative solutions.

Given the value of design in an increasingly automated future, how can we prepare our students for a world where they must rapidly acquire new knowledge, learn new skills and adapt to new contexts and cultures? How can we as educators and researchers support the production of new knowledge and prepare our students for a changing world?