Design Education Conference will be held on the 10 th and 11 th February 2024 with the aim to discuss, reflect and debate the evolving pedagogical aspects of Design in the context of socio-cultural and technological changes.

The landscape of Design in India is very unique due to India's craft and cultural heritage, indigenous design knowledge. India is also now promoting Make in India, Design in India, the Design challenges are immense and the future of design seems to be multifaceted for which the design pedagogy need to strengthen itself for the future. The conference invites papers in the areas of Design teaching and learning from the perspectives of technology, culture and heritage.


Important Dates:
- Call for Papers: 15 July 2023
- Abstract submission deadline: 13 Oct 2023
- Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 Oct 2023
- Full paper submission deadline: 15 Nov 2023

- Acceptance decision for full papers: 15 December 2023
- Copyright form and final paper submission: 1st January 2024
- Conference: 10 th & 11 th February 2024


Futuring Design Education
10th & 11th February 2024

The Conference aims for interactive and participatory discussions, dialogues and colloquy between Design academicians, researchers, students and of course practitioners of Design.

The conference will include:

  • Plenary sessions: Design knowledge and vision sharing shared by eminent keynote speakers
  • Topic oriented sessions: Prominent speakers and paper presentations
  • Panel discussions: Focused panel discussions
  • Work group discussions: Track focused working group discussions

Tracks / Themes

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, poster proposals addressing one of the following themes:

Probable Tracks / Themes:

  • Track A: Design Knowledge Transformation

    • Philosophy of Design Education
    • Pedagogical models of Design Education
    • Design Curriculum
    • Approaches and attitudes in Design Pedagogy
    • Experiments in Design Pedagogy
    • Technology for Design Learning
  • Track B: Spaces for Design learning

    • Role and challenges of learning spaces in Design
    • Remote learning in digital spaces
    • Synchronous/Asynchronous learning tools/li>
    • Pedagogical challenges in digital spaces
  • Track C: Ecosystem of Design learning

    • Social Contexts in design pedagogy
    • Cultural affiliations and alignments
    • Preparedness for design  future
    • New learning frameworks for design education


FDE 2024 invites Abstract Submission of 300 words for podium and poster presentations as per the three conference tracks. The Abstract should include a paper title, Abstract details and author details. The abstract should be submitted to the conference management tool latest by 15th September 2023

The authors will be notified of the decision of Abstract acceptance by the 15th October 2023.

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  • Conference Day 1: 10th Feb 2024

    IST 0830 - 0930


    IST 0930 - 1000

    Inaugural session

    IST 1000 - 1100

    Keynote Speech 1

    IST 1100 - 1115

    Tea Break

    IST 1115 - 1200

    Vision Speaker 1

    IST 1200 - 1300

    Panel discussion

    IST 1300 - 1400

    Lunch Break

    IST 1400 - 1530

    Podium presentation 1

    IST 1530 - 1545

    Tea break

    IST 1545 - 1715

    Podium presentation 2

    IST 1715 - 1800

    Panel discussion

    IST 1800 - 1900

    Informal discussions

    IST 1900


  • Conference Day 2: 11th Feb 2024

    IST 0925 - 0930

    Session welcome

    IST 0930 - 1000

    Keynote Speech 2

    IST 1030 - 1100

    Poster presentations

    IST 1100 - 1115

    Tea Break

    IST 1115 - 1200

    Vision Speaker 2

    IST 1200 - 1300

    Workshops 1, 2, 3

    IST 1300 - 1400

    Lunch Break

    IST 1400 - 1600

    Podium presentation 3

    IST 1600 - 1615

    Tea break

    IST 1615 - 1700

    Panel discussion

    IST 1700 - 1730

    Concluding session

The registration fees for the 1 Day Conference on 10 and 11 February 2024 is Singapore Dollars 70/- or equivalent in other currencies

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Contact Details:
Email ID: futuringdesigneducation@gmail.com

Conference and Workshop Co-chairs:
Prof. Aneesha Sharma and Prof. Charu Monga (DoD, IIT Delhi)

Prof. Ravi Poovaiah (IDC, IIT Bombay)
Dr. Ajanta Sen (Director, Jellow Labs)

Prof. Peer M. Sathikh (CAAD, NTU ADM)
Prof. Venkatesh Rajamanickam (IDC, IITB)
Karin G. Oen, PhD (CAAD, NTU ADM)
Prof. Udaya Kumar
Prof. Shakuntala Acharya
Prof. Prasad Bokil
Prof. Vivek Kant

Organising Institutes:

Department of Design
IIT Delhi, Main Rd, IIT Campus, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi 110016, India

IDC School of Design
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India

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