5th International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2018), Bath, UK, 31st January - 2nd February 2018

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Venue: University of Bath, United Kingdom

The 5th International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2018) will take place in Bath, UK 31st Jan-2nd February 2018. The conference series is founded on shared international interest in studying the nature of design creativity. The conference’s core topics include: cognitive processes underlying design creativity, computational models of design creativity, and practical processes to incorporate the human and social dimensions.

Conscious Creativity is the special theme for ICDC2018. The conference will continue to offer a specialised forum for those consciously studying the topic of creativity within design. However, we also welcome submissions on the use of design creativity methods and theory that consciously address the global design problems of the 21st century such as effective remote collaboration, enabling cross-cultural perspectives, approaches to sustainable resource and environmental management, and the role of technology in creative working.

The 5th ICDC conference is an official conference of the Design Society promoted by its Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Creativity. The SIG was established in 2007; since then, its remit has expanded to include researchers and practitioners in the areas of: design, engineering, computer science, education, management, linguistics, and cognitive science.


The paper template is now available for download and submission will be open from 2nd June. Papers should be submitted electronically through the conference CMS system and must not exceed 8 pages. Please adhere to the Instructions for Authors.

Paper submissions open: 2nd June 2017
Due date for full paper submissions: 8th September 2017
Due date for paper acceptance notifications: 10th November 2017
Due date for revised papers: 1st December 2017
Conference: 31st January-2nd February 2018

The topics and themes of the conference include — but are not limited to:

Collaborative creative design
Cognition in creative design
Creative design processes and methods
Creative design cultures
Design creativity support tools
Measuring creativity and its impact
Social dimensions of creative design
Teaching creativity and innovation
Bio-inspired design
Open innovation for creative industries
ICT for creativity
Creative processes in design
Creativity for sustainability
Creativity for complex problems
Linking creativity to innovation
Creative learners and practitioners
Case studies of new creative practice
Big data to support creative practice

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Papers accepted and presented at the podium sessions will be published through the Design Society. The most significant papers, after revision and extension, will be recommended for submission to a special issue of the Scopus-listed International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation (also listed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index), which will be published in collaboration with this conference.

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