E&PDE 17 - Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future
7 Sep

7 Sep to 8 Sep

E&PDE17 – HiOA in Oslo, Norway

This year’s conference theme Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future stresses the importance of design education in building future societies.

Here, community building goes beyond the local level to the society as a whole. The conference aims to:

  • Provide a platform for a broad variety of participants
  • Explore how managing different perspectives on community can help students and scholars to develop projects in a larger and more complex context
  • Seek new perspectives on what “building community” means and involves
  • Seek aesthetic engagement with game dynamics in product design
  • Explore the broadening of the design profession on health and service design.
  • Explore how engineering and product design education contributes to a balanced development of technological opportunities and the needs of people in the future

These aims will be addressed through the following conference topics:

  • Design education in practice
  • Collaboration in industrial involvement in design education
  • Creativity and innovation in design education
  • Ethics and social issues in design education
  • Assessment methods in design education
  • New design education paradigms
  • Student papers related to design education
  • Universal design in education
  • Aesthetics and cultural practice in design education
  • Design education for the general public


Please note the important deadline dates below:

21st November 2016 - Submission of abstracts (Max 500 words)

16th December 2016- Notification of successful abstracts

27th February 2017- Submission of full papers

21st April 2017- Notification of Accepted Papers

22nd May 2017- Deadline for submission of final paper and paper summary

22nd May 2017 – Deadline for Author early bird registration

7-8th September 2017 – Conference in Norway


For more information about E&PDE 2017 please visit http://epde.info/epde2017/ or contact jean@ied.org.uk

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