EPDE 2012

EPDE 2012

Design education for future wellbeing

The 14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE2012) is hosted by the Department of Design Sciences, Product Development, Artesis University College Antwerp. The conference is a unique opportunity for educators, practitioners, researchers and student in design-related areas to meet and exchange experiences in design education and future wellbeing. The conference will be held at the Product Development building, Artesis University College, Antwerp. The university college is located in the heart of Antwerp and within walking distance of all major landmarks and attractions:the fashion and diamond district, Rubens’ house, the cathedral, MAS museum and port. Jointly organised by the Institution of Engineering Designers, the Design Education Special Interest Group of the Design Society and Artesis University College Antwerp and supported by the City of Antwerp, this educational conference for engineering and product design is an ideal networking, research and innovation forum which will help you reach your professional goals.


Conference Organising Committee

Chris Baelus, Artesis University College Antwerp
Lyndon Buck, Institution of Engineering designers
Guido de Grande, Artesis University College Antwerp
Geert Frateur, Artesis University College Antwerp
Judith Grace, Institution of Engineering Designers
Bill Ion, Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society
Chris McMahon, Design Society
Stijn Verwulgen, Artesis University College Antwerp


International Scientific Review Board

Mr. Sebastian Adolphy Technische Universität Berlin
Dr. Alireza Ajdari University of Tehran
Mr. Chris Baelus Artesis University College
Dr. Bjørn Baggerud NTNU
Mr. Peter William Barker Coventry University
Mr. Anders Berglund Royal Institute of Technology, KTH
Ms. Hilde Osteraas Berntsen Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU
Dr. Erik Bohemia Northumbria University
Prof. Casper Boks Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Dr. Lyndon Buck Buckinghamshire New University
Ms. Kathryn Burns Birmingham City University
Dr. Hernan Casakin Ariel University Center of Samaria
Prof. Peter Childs Imperial College London
Dr. Jan Coker Upfront3
Mr. Richard John Coker University of South Australia
Dr. Derek Covill University of Brighton
Prof. Steve Culley University of Bath
Ms. Ian de Vere Swinburne University of Technology
Dr. Hua Dong Brunel University, UK  and Tongji University, China
Mr. Chris Dowlen London South Bank University
Prof. Kevin Edwards Aston University
Prof. Arthur Eger University of Twente
Mr. Kaare Eriksen Aalborg University
Mr. Michael Evatt IED
Dr. Bob Eves Bournemouth University
Dr. Nusa Fain City University London
Prof. Peter Ford De Montfort University
Mr. Geert Frateur Artesis University College Antwerp
Dr. Nigel Patrick Garland Bournemouth University
Prof. Detlef Gerhard Vienna University of Technology
Prof. Michele Germani Università Politecnica delle Marche
Prof. Carolina Gill Ohio State University
Dr. Deshinder Singh Gill University of Brighton
Dr. Mey Goh Loughborough University
Dr. Hilary Grierson University of Strathclyde
Dr. Martin Grimheden KTH
Prof. Peter Hogarth DESIG
Dr. Tania Maxine Humphries-Smith Bournemouth University
Mr. Clive Hunt Bournemouth University
Prof. William Ion University of Strathclyde
Ms. Doris James Icesi University
Prof. Mehmet Karamanoglu Middlesex University
Dr. Toni-Matti Karjalainen Aalto University
Dr. Tim Katz University of Brighton
Dr. Yassaman Khodadadeh University of Tehran
Prof. Ahmed Kovacevic City University London
Mr. Lau Langeveld Delft University of Technology
Mr. Colin Ledsome IED
Dr. Blaine Lilly Ohio State University
Prof. Udo Lindemann TU Munich
Mr. Julian Lindley University of Hertfordshire
Dr. Joaquim Lloveras Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
Dr. Anja Maier DTU
Prof. Alison McKay University of Leeds
Prof. Dennis McKeag University of Ulster
Prof. Chris McMahon University of Bath
Mr. Mark Milne University of Brighton
Dr. Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos University of Canberra
Mr. RIchard Morris University of Brighton
Dr. Aede Hatib Musta’amal Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Dr. Kevin Otto Robust Systems and Strategy
Dr. Tom Page Loughborough Design School
Dr. Brian Parkinson IED
Prof. Neven Pavkovic Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Dr. Luis Pons Puiggros University Hospital of Vall de Hebron, Health Institute of Catalonia
Mr. Alun John Price Edith Cowan University
Prof. Keith Robert Pullen City University
Dr. Mariano Ramirez University of New South Wales
Dr. Lucia Rampino Politecnico di Milano
Ms. Mamata N. Rao National Institute of Design
Prof. Dosun Shin Arizona State University
Dr. Darren John Southee Loughborough University
Dr. Nicholas Spencer Northumbria University
Dr. Megan Strickfaden University of Alberta
Dr. Ian Anthony Stroud EPFL
Ms. Svetlana Usenyuk Aalto Univeristy
Prof. Stijn Verwulgen Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen
Prof. Michael Vielhaber Saarland University
Prof. Christian Weber TU Ilmenau
Mr. Craig Whittet Glasgow School of Art
Dr. Andrew J. Wodehouse University of Strathclyde
Prof. Bruce MacLeod Wood Glasgow Caledonian University
Prof. Wim Zeiler TU Eindhoven


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about the E&PDE12 conference, please contact;

For all queries relating to papers, programme and registration;

Judith Grace
Education & Training
Institution of Engineering Designers
Westbury Leigh
Wilts BA13 3TA, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1373 822801

Fax; +44(0)1373 858085

Email: [email protected]


For queries relating to local organisation e.g. travel and accommodation;

Geert Frateur
Artesis University College


Online register for E&PDE11 is now open through the Conference Management System (CMS). The link below will take you to the CMS. After having logged in (or created a new registration) select conference registration from the menu items and then follow the instructions.

Conference Fees


Two-day conference fee including book of abstracts, electronic copy of full papers, lunches, conference supper and reception, excluding accommodation


Two-day conference fee including book of abstracts, electronic copy of full papers, lunches, conference supper and receptionexcluding accommodation for booking and payment prior to 25 May 2012


Two-day conference fee including book of abstracts, electronic copy of full papers, lunches, conference supper and receptionexcluding accommodation for Members of IED and Design Society


Copy of Full Paper Publication ‘Design Education for Future Wellbeing’
Cost of conference Dinner for Guests


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  • Submission of Abstracts (max 500 words) – 3 December 2011
    • Abstracts should be submitted via our conference management system.
    • Details of the submission process may be found here.
  • Notification of Successful Abstracts – 16 December 2011
  • Submission of Full Papers – 2 March 2012
  • Notification of Accepted Papers – 16 April 2012
  • Deadline for submission of final paper and paper summary for publication – 25 May 2012.
  • Deadline for Author Earlybird Registration – 25 May 2012
  • Conference – 6 and 7 September 2012


Paper Submission

General Instructions

All paper handling is done with a conference management system (CMS). The submission system will accept paper uploads at the following deadlines:

  • 2nd March 2012 – First full submission of paper.
    • Prepare your full paper using the full paper template which will be available in the downloads section and submit in Word format via the Conference Management System (CMS). Please leave out names and affiliations of the authors as well as the contact details in this version.
  • 25th May 2012 – Submission of final paper and paper summary for publication.
    • The final paper and paper summary templates will be found in the downloads section. Remember to add the author names and affiliation to the final paper. The paper summary should be no more than one page long and will be published in printed format.
    • Both the final paper and the paper summary must be uploaded separately to the CMS.
    • You must also complete and submit a copyright release form so that your paper can be included for presentation at EPDE11 and publication in the conference proceedings.  The form will be available in the download section and must be signed and submitted to the Programme Committee before May 25.  Submission can be done by post, or via fax or by email of a scanned version.


How to get to Artesis and Antwerp

The conference will be held in the product Development building, Artesis University College Antwerp.



Conference Aim

The E&PDE conference will bring together representatives from education and industry who have an interest in sharing new perspectives on design education. The conference will provide a forum for educators, practitioners and students from product development, engineering and industrial design, together with industry to discuss current educational issues and the nature of design education now and in the future. This year’s conference theme is Design Education for Future Wellbeing and aims to;

  • Provide a networking platform for a wide variety of participants.
  • Explore how design education can set the scene for future wellbeing of people within society, economy, industry and the global village the world has become.
  • Discuss how engineering and product design education can lead to innovative products for an innovative world.
  • Explore how the focus on future wellbeing can contribute to the development of creativity and success.
  • Encourage innovators to provide feedback to educators with ideas and practical opportunities in order to facilitate an innovation platform future (ad)ventures.

These aims will be addressed through the following conference topics;

  • Design education in practice
  • Design methodology in education
  • Best practice in design education
  • Design education and industry
  • Creativity in design education
  • New design education paradigms
  • International collaboration
  • Global product development
  • Linking Bachelor, Master and PhD level education
  • Scientific methods for course evaluation
  • Professional perspectives for design students
  • Research networks of design educators
  • Idea to market in design education
  • Technology transfer through design

In keeping with the inclusive ethos of the E&PDE conference and to broaden the opportunities to link design and business by creativity and innovation other stream proposals are welcomed. We invite you to send your proposals for other relevant topics to [email protected].