CALL for papers

LAST CALL for papers


DRS // CUMULUS Oslo 2013
The 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers  
14-17 May 2013, Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 15 November 2012  (is now closed)

We welcome full paper contributions by  15 November 2012   (is now closed)

Full papers should be between 4000-6000 words, included an abstract of 200 words max.

Please, submit your paper here

We have received more than 300 intentions to submit papers for the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers in Oslo.

This international conference is a springboard for sharing ideas and concepts about contemporary design education research. Contributors are invited to submit research that deals with different facets of contemporary approaches to design education research. All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed. This conference is open to research in any aspect and discipline of design education.

Conference theme

Design Learning for Tomorrow - Design Education from Kindergarten to PhD

Designed artefacts and solutions influence our lives and values, both from a personal and societal perspective. Designers, decision makers, investors and consumers hold different positions in the design process, but they all make choices that will influence our future visual and material culture. To promote sustainability and meet global challenges for the future, professional designers are dependent on critical consumers and a design literate general public.  For this purpose design education is important for all. We propose that design education in general education represents both a foundation for professional design education and a vital requirement for developing the general public’s competence for informed decision making.

  We invite submissions along the following themes:

  • Philosophy of design education
  • Design curriculum
  • Design knowledge
  • Design education for non-designers
  • Research informed designed education – Design education informing research
  • Multidisciplinary design education
  • Challenges in design education methods
  • Assessment
  • eLearning
  • Internationalisation of design education

We especially welcome early career researchers, PhD candidates and Master students with work in progress.

We are also seeking expression of interest to conduct workshops and symposia .

e-mail address
web address 

Organised by

  • Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences , Faculty of Technology, Art and Design
  • DRS (Design Research Society) 
  • CUMULUS (the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media)

Submission Guidelines

Find Submission Guidelines here

Key Dates
1 June 2012 Intention to submit opens
31 August 2012 (is now closed) Intention to submit a Paper
You are welcome to submit the Full Paper by 30 October without having to submit the Intention to submit a Paper
12  September 2012 Registration opens
12  September 2012 Submission of Full Papers opens
15 November 2012
 (is now closed)
EXTENDED Deadline for
Workshop and Symposia proposals
15 November 2012
 (is now closed)
EXTENDED Deadline for Full Papers
You are welcome to submit the Full Paper by 30 October without having to submit the Intention to submit a Paper
18 December 2012 Paper accepted
5 February 2013 Deadline for full Paper with corrections
26 February 2013 Deadline for early bird registration
19 March 2013 Deadline for author registration
14 May 2013 Conference opens

Click here to submit online   

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