EAD Extension Announcement

EAD has always put its community first, seeking to help academics share ideas, inspiration and insights. In these exceptional times we recognise that COVID, and the huge increase in teaching commitment this has given many of you, has been extremely challenging, exhausting actually for many academics, especially for early career academics.

Reflecting on these challenges, and the unprecedented volume of requests we have received for a further extension to the paper submission deadline, we have set a new deadline for paper submissions. This final deadline is 14 June, we hope this helps those struggling to finish their amazing papers.  

Leon Cruickshank

Conference chair

Full Papers

This year, we will be accepting a limited number of the highest quality papers to stimulate interesting discussions with the large number of people we hope will attend the conference.

Full papers will be up to 3000 words in length excluding abstract and references and will be of the highest standard of scholarship and clarity in terms of outlining research questions, establishing context, explicating methods of inquiry, and reporting insights, results and contribution to knowledge.

Submission Deadline 14th June 2021
Camera Ready Papers by 30th August 2021
Presentations Submitted 20th September 2021

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings if at least one of the authors registers to present the work at the conference. The publication will have an ISSN/ISBN number and a DOI reference to ensure it appears in scholarly web-searches and will be accessible from the conference website.

Peer Review

EAD2021 is an international conference for the reporting and conduct of a wide variety of design from researchers, innovators, professional design services and service users. We invite a broad range of research and design projects at every stage of the journey. We encourage the highest standards of scholarship, seeking clarity in terms of context, explanation of methods, and the reporting of results and-or next stage(s) for the work.

Our aim is to support the design community in an enterprising manner and increase the quality of peer reviewing for EAD. All forms of submission, including full papers will be selected through a double-blind review process conducted by an international review panel.

The review process for each track of the conference will be managed separately by a track chair and their team who will oversee the peer review process for submissions. This will involve inviting and allocating reviewers, resolving any opposing reviews, and making recommendations to the overall EAD 2021 review committee.

ConfTool is the primary tool for managing the submission and reviewing process.

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend and present their work at EAD2021 online, by joining open discussions. Authors will prepare a simple video presentation of their paper. This will be available before the conference to all registered authors. To join discussions, authors will be requested to look at video presentations in advance. Further details on the setting and preparation for conference discussions will be shared by the conference and track chairs in advance with all authors. Additionally, there will be support for the video presentations available to those who request it.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

A selected number of papers will be invited to be further developed for inclusion in a special issue of The Design Journal. This will be announced at the conference and will be published afterwards providing selected authors enough time for the development of their work.