Design4Health2017 Melbourne

Design4Health2017 is hosted by the Centre for Design Innovation at Swinburne University’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. The fourth International Design4Health conference takes place in Melbourne, Australia 4-7 December 2017. Registration and more details at the conference website:

Papers accepted

You should be now have received an email confirming whether your abstract or poster has been accepted. If you have not yet received confirmation, please contact

If you are presenting a paper at the conference, the next step is to submit your final revised version of your 1000 word abstract – please see Proceedings below for details of what to do next.


It is a requirement that the nominated presenter of all successful abstract submissions is registered to attend the Conference. Please register now to secure your place in the conference program and proceedings. Please contact for the registration closing date.

Provisional outline programme*

  • Mon 4th Dec          Pre conference registration and opening reception
  • Tue 5th                  Presentations and keynotes, evening city tour
  • Wed 6th                 Presentations and keynotes, conference dinner
  • Thurs 7th               Presentations and keynotes, conference close

*Subject to change – please check for updates


Proceedings (in the form of an online single PDF file) of The D4H Conference Proceedings of peer reviewed scholarly 1000 word extended abstracts of papers presented at the conference will be made available on on 8th December. The Proceedings will also be added to the Design4Health publications archive at

Please submit your final 1000-word extended abstract to (CC and by Wednesday 22 November, ensuring that you include all of the following:

  • Name of nominated presenter
  • All author details, affiliations and countries
  • Title of paper
  • Keywords
  • Full text – including any revisions requested by reviewers
  • References (please use style Chicago –
  • British English
  • Please remove end-note/citation field coding by converting copy of the paper to plain text/RTF before submitting.

250 word summaries of papers for oral presentation will be made available in the smart device app provided to registered delegates. These will be available before the start of the conference.

Journal papers

The editors of Design for Health journal, published by Taylor & Francis, will be at the conference and will invite a selection of presenters to develop their papers into full length (5000 to 7000 word) journal articles for publication in the journal. We will be on hand at the conference if you would like an informal chat with a member of the editorial team about publishing your work in Design for Health; please contact Kirsty Christer at for more details.

Presenting your work

Abstracts accepted for an oral presentation will be delivered as:

  • traditional 20 minute academic presentations (15 mins plus 5 mins for questions), or
  • Pecha Kucha 20×20 presentation format where 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. The speaker spends twenty seconds talking about each slide.

Information about Posters and artefacts for exhibition coming soon.

  • Lab4Living, Art & Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University,
    Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU
    Phone 0114 225 6740 | Fax 0114 225 6702