Important dates                      

Workshops proposals deadline | Monday 25 February 2019 (EXTENDED!)

Notification to workshop organiser(s) with feedback from committee | Monday 25 March 2019

Accepted Workshop outline description | Tuesday 16 April 2019

Registration of workshop organiser(s) | Tuesday 16 April 2019

Workshops will take place | 19–21 June 2019

Deadline for workshop reports | 30 July 2019

The ADIM conference 2019 will be hosted by the Loughborough University London


If you have any questions regarding the workshops, please contact David Hands:


The ADIM conference invites proposals for workshops that will engage and reflect upon the conference theme “Research Perspectives In the era of Transformations”. The aim of the workshops is to create a physical platform to create, knit, and foster collaboration through experimentation at the intersection between research in academia and research undertaken in industry. The workshops will be unique opportunities to explore the roles and responsibilities of design research within both academia and the creative industry, challenging the intersections between the two and crossing disciplinary boundaries.


The workshops should emerge as interactive platforms where participation through collaboration is key to framing the activities and outcomes of the sessions. We welcome creative, co-creative and imaginative formats for facilitating the interactions between participants. The proposals should come from both diverse actors in private and public sectors, and attract a wide audience to question how to manage design and innovation and focus on how design, management and research intersect in today’s changing landscape.


We invite both researchers and practitioners, to facilitate workshops. The workshops are an opportunity to explore new and emerging research topics, facilitate debates, gather data and test on-going research. Practitioners can benefit from opportunities to highlight their work, seed projects in collaboration with design researchers, and/or gather insights on their relevant issues.


Workshops will run in parallel to the paper sessions throughout the full 3 days of the conference (19–21 June 2019) and each workshop block will be 90 minutes.


Submission Date & Criteria

Please submit your workshop proposal as by Monday 25 February 2019 via the conference management system as a plain text file (up to 800 words) plus as PDF (using Workshop Outline Template) and cover the following points:

–    Workshop title;

–    Specific workshop aim(s);

–    Workshop outline that clearly describes how you envision to run the workshop activities;

–    The proposed format and schedule for the dedicated 90 minutes of running the workshop;

–    The outcomes of the workshop;

–    The minimum and maximum number of participants;

–    How the workshop might benefit the participants;

–     How the workshop is relevant to the general aim of the workshops.

–    Proposals will be selected based on additional criteria: clarity, experimentation with new formats of workshops and relevance to the conference theme.

You will need to download the word document ADIM 2019 Workshop Outline Template which will allow you to incorporate visual material in your workshop outline and upload it as PDF. Download the Workshop Outline Template to use for the initial submission:


Submitting the accepted Final Version of your Workshop Outline

You will be able to upload your workshop outline document by login onto the online conference management system by Tuesday 16 April 2019 or earlier. Please upload it saved as a PDF version – this file will be made available on the conference online programme prior to the conference (an example of the 2017 conference programme is available on this link


N.B. All workshop organisers will be asked to provide resulting workshop reports summarising the general issues, topics, debates, slides and/or photographs. This submission will be made as a Word document version of your workshop outline – this file will be used to assemble the book of workshop outlines. These summaries of the workshops will be included in the post conference Book of Workshops that will be edited by the international Workshop organising committee.