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Design Education - Growing our Future

Professor Larry Leifer's conference keynote presentation saved as PDF is available from this link (60Mb)

photo from one of the sessions Larry and John

The 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Conference was organised by the School of Manufacturing & Design Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), in participation with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The conference brought together representatives from education, design practice, industry and government agencies that have an interest in developing new approaches and directions in design education. The conference provided a forum for participants to discuss current educational issues and to identify new approaches, address new challenges and new directions for design education. This was reflected in the conference theme, ‘Growing our Future”. The conference aim was intended to reflect the increasing emphasis on design education as a driver for economic growth and in particular the importance of design in addressing such issues as sustainability, creativity and innovation.  This was reflected within the submissions that provided varied interpretations of the phrase ‘Growing our Future’ in line with the stated conference topics.

Conference Information

Information about the conference including travel and accommodation may be found in the conference information pack


Participation in the conference may take a number of forms:

A description of your proposed contribution should be submitted in the form of a 500 word abstract. The Call for Abstracts is now closed.