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.


Instructions to EAD presenters

Structure of the Video presentation

We would like to ask you to create a 5-minutes video presentation of your paper which acts as a visual abstract of your paper and includes the following information:

  • Paper title, author/s and organisation/s
  • A brief overview of the paper and how it relates to the EAD Track
  • A brief overview of the methodology
  • Findings/highlights/how it contributes to knowledge

Please ensure that your first presentation slide includes: Paper title, author/s and organisation/s. In your final slide please include author name/s and email address/addresses.


Recording and uploading EAD video presentations

For your presentation in the 14th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, 12-15 October 2021, we are going to ask everyone to produce a short video presentation so that we can have a more robust and meaningful dialogue within the context of each track. The video produced will be uploaded and will be made available to the participants for the conference before the track sessions. We will be asking that you sent the videos to via WeTransfer by 24th September 2021.

We suggest two easy and simple ways to produce this type of video. Obviously if someone wants to go above and beyond and produce a different type of video they are more than welcome to do so!


OPTION 1: Zoom + Presentation slides platforms

We will be using the record function of zoom to create this video. Obviously the first step is to download and install zoom on your computer if you don’t have it. You can use the free version to do so.

Firstly, you have to create a new meeting or join your co-presenters meeting. To do so simply copy and paste the link into your browser window and Zoom will do the rest. Once you’re into the meeting you will see yourself in the screen and your colleagues if they have joined the meeting. Now open your presentation, it can be a PDF a PowerPoint file a Keynote file or anything else! Click the “share my screen button”, the big room green button in the bottom bar of the Zoom window. Once you have shared your presentation on zoom, you can click the record button to start recording your video presentation. Once you’re done you can click stop recording and end the meeting to save your video, you can either find your file in your local Drive or online on your institutional zoom page. Don’t worry if you have a couple of awkward seconds in the beginning or at the end of your video presentation, we will trim them for you!

Then you just take the file uploaded on WeTransfer and send it to us. Finally here you can see very quick and easy guide that explains how you can upload and send your video to by 24th September 2021.

Watch the video on how to record the videos on Zoom


OPTION 2: Microsoft Powerpoint

See the instructions on how to record a presentation on Powerpoint: 


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 24th 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.