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The Call for Papers for Learn X Design 2021 is now open!

The Call for Papers for Learn X Design 2021 is now open!

The Call for Papers for Learn X Design 2021 is now open!


Deadline: 23 March 2021



The 6th International Conference for Design Education Researches, Learn X Design, will be hosted by Shandong University in September 2021.


This is a call for Papers, Case Studies, Workshops and Visual Papers in the following Track Themes:


Track 01 | Design Thinking to Improve Creative Problem-solving

Track 02 | Empowering Critical Design Literacy

Track 03 | Alternative Problem Framing in Design Education

Track 04 | Collaboration in Design Education

Track 05 | Co-creation of Interdisciplinary Design Educations

Track 06 | Learning Through Materiality and Making

Track 07 | Sketching & Drawing Education and Knowledge

Track 08 | Educating Data-driven Design Innovation

Track 09 | Design Learning Environments

Track 10 | Futures of Design Education

Track 11 | Design Educators as Change Agents


You can find further details on the call and track themes here:

The deadline for submissions is 23 March 2021.


Learn X Design is the DRS Pedagogy SIG biennial conference and the 2021 conference in Shandong University will be the 6th in the series, with a conference theme of Engaging with Challenges in Design Education.

Over the past months a group of international design education researchers have been preparing the track themes as a peer group. This approach has led to 11 tracks with very clear and focused themes, reflecting contemporary issues in design education research.

Details of past Learn X Design conferences can be found here.

 January 09, 2021