Facing the new challenges of globalization in the post-pandemic era, futures literacy and design foresight have become indispensable qualities and capabilities for us to cope with uncertainty, enhance social and industrial resilience and achieve sustainable innovation. Continuing the theme of the First International Conference on Design Futures,   in 2021, we hope to discuss the cutting-edge ideas, methods, and innovative practices of design futures in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, science, and sociology from the perspectives of futures philosophy, futures education, futures creation and futures society in 2021.


ICDF 2021 will invite internationally renowned experts and scholars in the fields of design, futurology, philosophy, science, and education to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by mankind in the 21st century, to think about how to predict and deal with complex social problems, and to look into the futures from the perspective of design foresight.

ICDF 2021
ICDF 2021 hopes to promote the symbiosis and coordinated development of science and technology, economy, and society, and integrate futures thinking into innovation practices, so as to cope with and guide uncertain futures. This conference will look into the futures with a foresight vision, explore the futures in the construction of a community with a shared future, and rethink the responsibility and mission of design education, and work together with stakeholders in various fields to create a mutually preferable future.

The international Conference on Design Futures (ICDF 2021) will invite paper abstracts from doctoral, master students and researchers around the world. Accepted paper abstract will be presented at the ICDF 2021 online. After the ICDF 2021,  the author should be in accordance with the HCII 2022 (http://2022.hci.international) paper format, to submit full paper in English within the deadline, after peer review, the accepted papers will be presented as invited paper in the  "Design futures" session at Cross-Cultural Design, HCII 2022. Papers registered and included in the HCII 2022 conference proceedings will be indexed by EI.