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The 6th International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020) 

26 - 28 August 2020

University of Oulu, Finland


Update: ICDC has been changed to an online event this year. Visit the website for more information. 

The online ICDC 2020 will have podium presentations and short presentations. Both types of presentations will emphasize on discussions. Updated fees and details on presentation and participation format will be available next week on the conference website. ICDC 2020 is an official conference of the Design Society promoted by its Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Creativity.


ICDC 2020 is an official conference of the Design Society promoted by its Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Creativity. All accepted papers will be indexed with a DOI and will be open access through the Design Society. Extended versions of selected papers will be published by the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation after additional review.

The conference welcomes papers on research topics including, but limited to, the following:

  • Creative design processes and methods
  • Creative design cultures
  • Collaborative creative design
  • Social interactions in creative design
  • Cognition and neurosciences in creative design
  • Big data, machine learning and AI to support creativity
  • ICT supported creativity
  • Extreme prototyping and creative journeys
  • Creative design for sustainability
  • Creativity with extreme users
  • Measuring creativity and its impact
  • Open innovation for creative industries
  • Managing creativity and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and creativity
  • Social impact of creative design
  • Case studies of new creative design practices
  • Creative learners and practitioners
  • Teaching creativity and innovation

Conference Chairs

Georgi V. Georgiev University of Oulu, Finland

Netta Iivari University of Oulu, Finland Vice Chair (SIG DC Leader)

Yukari Nagai Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Chair of the Programme Committee

Jean-François Boujut Grenoble INP, France

Co-chairs of the Programme Committee

Gaetano Cascini Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen Royal College of Art, UK

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