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 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.
Session of ICDF 2021
Coping with the post-pandemic era, Anthropocene, global history, dialogue, criticism, diversity, uncertainty, possibilities, etc. When looking for new solutions to these endless new problems, we should not neglect philosophical thinking for the future. To reflect on human existence and destiny, we need to establish a new concept and attitude to guide the future development path.
数字化、智能化和网络化转型促进了产业升级并提高了经济竞争力。结合技术预见的方法和工具，融合经济和社会的多层次视角，突破创新创造的边界，将为社会与产业的远景目标规划提供新的路径和方向。Digital, intelligent and networked transformation has promoted industrial upgrading and improved economic competitiveness. Combining the methods and tools of technology foresight, integrating the multi-level perspectives of economy and society, breaking through the boundaries of innovation and creation, will provide a new path and direction for the long-term goal planning of society and industry.
Under the vision of globalization, the clash of civilizations, cultural exchanges， and the collision of world outlook, as well as the uncertainty that comes from different dimensions, including collectivism and individualism, government and private ownership, access to and trust in data, individual freedom, and the public interest, require us to redraw the multiple future scenarios of a shared value society.
「Futures Design Education」
With the expectation of a more open, inclusive and resilient education ecosystem, the objects and objectives of education, the means and tools will also change. How to cultivate the future literacy of innovative talents, enhance power of shaping futures with design foresight, and empower futures to enhance global competence, design discipline needs to contribute new solutions.
未来创想实验室（Futures IdeasLab）是面向青年学者的交流工作坊，将由2位分享嘉宾和主持人组成会谈小组，在嘉宾分享观点后，围绕主题开展话题讨论、观点分析、思维碰撞或行动策划，并进行可视化呈现。“创想实验室”环节，线上参与者根据兴趣报名创想实验室。The "IdeasLab” is a co-operation workshop for young scholars. The meeting group consists of two sharing guests and a host. After the guests sharing their viewpoints, they will carry out topic discussions, viewpoint analysis, thinking collision, and action planning around the theme and make a visual presentation.Futures IdeasLab will be held on:
November 7th and November 14th.
此次设计未来国际会议面向海内外硕士、博士，相关学者征集论文摘要。入选论文摘要将在“设计未来在线国际会议”进行论文观点宣读，论文全文经评审后将作为受邀论文参加2022年国际人机交互会议(Human-Computer Interaction International Conference 2022）跨文化分会 Design Futures Session 论文发表（EI 检索）。
The International Conference on Design Futures is open to global masters, doctors, and related scholars. The selected papers will be presented at the "Online International Conference on Design Futures ". The full paper will be reviewed as an invited paper to participate in the Human-Computer Interaction International Conference 2022 ，published in CCD Design Futures Session (EI index).Future Education/Design EducationAbstracts submission deadline: November 7th and 14th morning,2021Invited papers submission deadline:
January 25, 2022