Conference Date : 18th October, 2023

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The integration of the participant in the design of a tangible and intangible artefact is interpreted as the design of the interaction between humans with their environment. This theme engages with the trajectory of HCD to explore frontiers and boundaries and construct an integrated whole where the system and its “human” work together to create a holistic environment. The recent technological developments, such as AI or VR and AR, and their consequent impact on human-environment interaction are the key focus of this conference hub. Human-Centered Design enhances effectiveness and efficiency, improves human well-being, user satisfaction, accessibility, and sustainability, and counteracts possible adverse effects of use on human health, safety, and performance. To design an interactive system, an understanding and specification of the context of use are critical, along with the user’s requirements. Design solutions generated for both products & services, for individuals and communities, must be evaluated for efficiency and effectiveness. However, the processes and evidence adopted must be critically reviewed and enriched. Though the role of humans in the design process is intrinsic in traditional knowledge systems, today, this is interpreted as an explicit understanding of users, tasks, and environments where end-users are involved throughout design and development. The response of design as a postcolonial construct is to mediate binaries and provide a space for peripheral groups to express their identities. As an iterative process, design is driven and refined by feedback loops such as human-centered evaluation. The design team includes multi-disciplinary skills and perspectives and addresses the full spectrum of human experience and beyond such as technologies or non-human actors. The design ethos engages with the community as a social construct that reacts to design as a collective entity which is more than a sum of its parts. Cultural contexts are manifested to preserve, revive, protect, and generate intangibles that have a bearing on the designed product. Exploring and proposing paradigms that aid in innovation, and amalgamation of technology & design, resulting in solutions that bridge the chasm between physicality and the virtual realm in ways that are radical in their implementation and implications. Design thinking as a discipline integrated into ancillary domains is the hallmark of the professional ecosystem leading to ethical, sustainable development. As a response to ecological disruptions as envisaged in the Sustainable Development Goals, human- centered design hopes to mediate between humanity and planet earth.

Why to Engage with us…

  • KNOWLEDGE: Facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, innovation and invention. Prompt debate, dialogue and discussions that lead to the development of new ideas and directions of research.
  • NURTURE: Nurture new talent both within design research and across disciplines, acting as a critical friend to help expand the possibilities of self and community and to enable the flourishing of design researchers.
  • ENERGIZE: Energies scholars, professionals and friends in a European location, every two years. Provide a sense of belonging within an international design research community. Cross-pollinate existing ideas with new ones leading to new networks of excellence.
  • DEVELOP: Support the development and growth of design research in a collegiate manner. Foster the emergence of new ecosystems of design research theory and practice. Enable international collaborations.

Call for Papers

Papers may be structured around the following themes while addressing theoretical concerns and practical implications and may be interpreted based on individual research interests.

Themes of inquiry/questions:

  • What is the role of ethical binaries in creating a sustainable ecosystem and decolonizing design?
  • Are cognition and tactility foundational pillars of the creative process? What is the relationship between physicality, the virtual domain, and human experience?
  • What is the impact of social, cultural, and ecological processes on the stakeholders of the design process?
  • In the evolution of design thinking, is HCD a historical document?
  • Is academia prescriptive or descriptive in design education?
  • How does a craft-based approach potentially and positively impact design for sustainability? What critical aspects of an applicable craft-based approach to design allow a higher degree of stakeholder participation?

Important Dates

  • 30th January 2023: Call for Papers
  • 24th March 2023: Full paper submission deadline
  • 7th April 2023: Extended deadline for submission
  • 26th May 2023: Acceptance for full paper
  • 30th June 2023: Final paper submission
  • 4th June 2023: Early bird Registration
  • 30th June 2023: Authors Registration
  • 18th October 2023: EAD Conference


  • Programme and Conference Chair: Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Gupta
  • International Programme Committee: Prof Louise Valentine, Prof Leon Cruickshank, Dr. MarziaMortati, Dr Spyros Bofylatos, Dr Béatrice Gisclard, Dr David Perez
  • Convener : Dr. Neena Zutshi
  • Local Organizing Committee: Dr. Preeti Yadav, Dr. Parul Purohit Vats, Dr. Shakunpreet Kaur, Harsh Mehta

Keynote & Panel

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Authors & Chairs

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Link for Paper & Poster Template

To submit a Full Paper & Poster :

Register via CONFTOOL :

  1. Each accepted paper is slotted for presentation in a specific session (see the programme Schedule) and has 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for question-answers and changeover.
  2. The papers are to be presented using PowerPoint or Pdf format.
  3. The speakers should arrive at the venue for their session at least 15 minutes before the start of the session.
  4. A system (windows) and LCD projector will be available to use for paper presentations.
  5. Speakers should load/check their presentation slides onto the computer before their time slot.
  6. All speakers should adhere strictly to the time allotted to their presentation.
  7. Organizers will be around to help with the presentation.


Same Day Agra Tour

Itinerary: (SONIPAT – AGRA – SONIPAT) 275 Kms, Approx 4.5 hrs drive one way.)

0700 hrs: Pick up from conference venue, WUD Sonipat and Drive to Agra via express way.

Taj Mahal 1100 - 1230 hrs: Upon arrival in Agra, visit Taj Mahal - world famous marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the ever lasting memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love. Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

13:00 - 1400 hrs: Lunch at a deluxe restaurant

Agra fort 1415 - 1500 hrs: Visit Agra Fort which is a huge monument of red sandstone that dominate a bend in the river Yamuna, 2 km northwest of Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal during 1565-1571. The fort contains wonderful mosques and palaces in red sandstone and white marble erected by two generations of inventive builders during the time of Akbar and afterward Jehangir and Shahjahan.

1530 - 1600 hrs: Shopping at Agra which is famous for its marble and soft-stone inlay work, leather goods, brassware and carpets which involve delicate yarn overlays. Semi-precious and precious jewellery in ornate Mughal style is also available.

1600 hrs: Drive back to Sonipat, reach Venue 20:30 Hrs (approx.)

Delhi Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 10 Hrs (Pick up at 9 AM from Conference Venue, Drop back at WUD, Sonipat at 7pm

Visit: The architectural marvels of Mughal Era – Humayun’s Tomb & Qutub Minar. Drive past India Gate and Parliament House. Shopping at the Dilli Haat)

Program Brief

Qutub Minar Qutub Minar complex at Mehrauli. Qutub Minar is the tallest stone tower in India and one of the greatest bequests of Islamic culture. This 72.5-metre-high tower dates back to the 13th century. At its base lies the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the very first mosque to be built in India. A famous iron pillar of the 5th century stands before it, that has remained rust free for 1500 years!

Qutub Minar Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage monument) Built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, it is an outstanding monument in Indo-Persian style & a precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Drive past India Gate and Parliament House India Gate – the war memorial dedicated to Indian soldiers, who died during World War I. The eternal flame runs on gas and is a tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in the service of the nation.

Delhi haat Dilli Haat (a village market setting), it transports you to the magical world of Indian art and heritage presented through a fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine, and cultural activities. It is the best place to buy Indian handicrafts and textiles.
You can also savour the inimitable flavours of delightful local foods from various regions of India be it the momos from Sikkim or the Bamboo hot chicken from Nagaland, Kahwa & Kebabs from Jammu, Pooran poli from Maharashtra or the Gujrati Dhokla.


EAD 2023 Program Schedule – WUD, Sonipat
18 th October 2023 (IST, INDIA)

10:00 AM Welcome + Keynote I
11:00 AM Tea
11:15 AM Session - 1
12:15 PM Session - 2
1:15 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Poster Presentations
2:30 PM Keynote II
3:30 PM Session - 3
4:30 PM Session - 4
5:30 PM Thank you note & Closure




  1. Early Bird – 50 Euros | INR5000
  2. Regular – 70 Euros | INR7000


  1. Early Bird – 60 Euros | INR6000
  2. Regular – 80 Euros | INR8000

Payment by wire transfer

Participants may make the payment by direct remittance through wire transfer.

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