Design4Health2015 Synergies of Practice

In 2015 we introduced some new elements to the conference including poster presentations and short full papers before the conference. The 24hr Design Challenge, facilitated once again by Professor Julia Cassim (Kyoto Design Lab, Kyoto Institute of Technology), ran alongside the conference so that participants were able to observe the teams while they responded to the brief set.

The proceedings are published online so delegates may read full papers of the presentations at the conference.

Costs (concessions for students and DRS members)

Full conference £465 / £350
1 Day £190 / £150

submission formats

The conference invited submissions in the following forms (please note, all deadlines have now passed; this is for archive only):

  • Abstract submissions: abstracts that address the conference themes, followed by short full papers before the conference
  • Poster proposals:  visually engaging posters describing research that address the conference themes
  • Exhibition proposals: creative responses to healthcare issues from across the art and design disciplines.

conference deadlines

Online submission opens:                          Mon 3 Nov 2014

Paper abstract deadline:                          Wed 14 Jan 2015 23:59 (GMT)

Submissions accepted:                             w/c 26 Jan 2015

Poster & exhibition proposal deadline:          Fri 20 Feb 2015 23:59 (GMT)

Full paper deadline:                                  Sun 22 Mar 23:59 (GMT)

Delegate registration opens:                     Mon 13 April 2015

Delegate registration closes:                      Mon 22 June 2015

Conference opens:                                   Mon 13 July 2015

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