Design Days Conference

Organization of a Design Days Conference series is a result of the continued policy and continuous learning process, connecting researchers and practitioners attempting to understand better the problems they are trying to address. The objectives of the Design Days Conferences tend to be integrative across the various disciplines, to reach the current state-of-the-art, to cover the multidisciplinary aspects of design and to assure high level review policy.

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  • Design Education

    1. Design thinking: cognitive modes and learning styles
    2. Design approaches, strategies, methodologies and tactics
    3. Problem solving: recognition procedures, hypothesis developmen
    4. The meaning of innovation and creativity, in theory and practice
  • Design in Society

    1. Design in social policy, planning, and politics
    2. Health, safety, and public welfare in design practice
    3. Design as business
    4. Markets for design and designing for markets
  • Designed Objects

    1. Fashion design and development
    2. Product design philosophy
    3. Industrial and Interior design
    4. Engineering and design
  • Visual Design

    1. Communications design
    2. Visual arts
    3. Typography
    4. Graphic design
  • Design Management

    1. People and artifacts: exploring uses and usability
    2. Participatory design systems
    3. Professional ethics
    4. Design knowledge management
  • Environmental Design

    1. Eco design: environmental and green design
    2. Theater and set design
    3. Interaction design
    4. Landscape architecture
  • Design Practices

    1. The business of design is in a state of flux. The roles, the tasks and the personae of designers are changing.

      No longer the technical expert, the heroic aesthete or the inspired individual of our earlier modern past, the contemporary designer draws upon dispersed sources of creativity and innovation. Collaboration, today, is key. For design practitioners, a central paradox of our times is the increasing specialization, on the one hand, but on the other, the need for more broad-ranging and holistic integration of design tasks, working between and across design disciplines. Design is becoming an ever-more social, indeed sociable, process.

      The imperative to collaborate, moreover, extends well beyond the domain of professional interaction and working in design teams. It also extends to the relationship with the users, clients and consumers of design. Designers today need to build deeply collaborative relationships with their ‘public’. Participatory design and user-centered design are just two key phrases that capture the spirit of this imperative.
  • Design Modalities

    1. Design’s modalities are also in a state of flux, its working tools of representation, communication, visualization and imagination. Digitization of text, sound, and still and moving image is one important site of transition. This has spawned new practices of modeling and simulation, of prefiguring the real in the virtual. It has also introduced the virtual as a design end-in-itself.

      Designers need to able to ‘do’ a multimodal professional design discourse. They must speak and write their way through complex collaborations with co-designers and interactions with users. They need to be able to ‘do’ visualization as they explore design alternatives through mental images and picture their visions into reality. They need to be able to represent spatial realities, prefiguring the three dimensional through the two dimensional and turning plans into tactile artifacts, manipulable objects, architectural spaces and navigable landscapes. The new, digital media provide newly flexible and accessible tools for multimodal and synaesthetic thinking. Today’s media inventions have become the mothers of design necessity.


21th–24th of August 2015 | Main Conference Hall, New York, 180/2
As always, the Design Days Conference supports social networking to maintain the constant high quality level in serving the conference participants and the Design Society community.


Every year, we try our best to find the most inspirational speakers from all over the world. We are thrilled to show you people, who are the driving forces behind the most successful design projects and remarkable business stories.

Jeremy Crackevich

Featured guest

Crackevich's influence on contemporary graphic design is unparalleled. This outstanding expert and self-named typomaniac is responsible for numerous custom and redesigned typefaces and font identities for world-renowned corporations. Moreover, he has created dozens of commercial typefaces which are considered to be modern classics of typography.
In 1979, he founded CrackevichDesign - German mega-firm providing global design consultancy. The success of this company can be measured by a long list of the most relevant prizes including multiple red dot awards and European Design Awards.

More about Jeremy Crackevich can be found here.

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Choose to customize a time frame that works best for you. You’ll still get to choose from every single session.

  • ONE day of Design Days Conference
  • Free ONE lunch and coffee brake
  • On-line account of all materials from DesignDays Conference
  • Free workshops
  • Individual interview with any one speaker


Can’t make the full four days of Design Days Conference, but have more time than just a day? Choose a two-day..

  • TWO days of Design Days Conference
  • Free ONE lunch and coffee brake
  • On-line account of all materials from DesignDays Conference
  • Free workshops
  • Individual interview with any one speaker


The Big Ticket gets you into des all sessions, workshops, keynotes and networking events and much much more...

  • ALL days of Design Days Conference
  • Free ONE lunch and coffee brake
  • On-line account of all materials from DesignDays Conference
  • Free workshops
  • Individual interview with any one speaker


The world's most successful designers come to share their personal experience and pragmatic insights on how put theory into action. Find out, how good design is born and what is its power. Now, you have the unique opportunity to explore the process and ideas, that really work.

Past Conferences

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Past photos

Photo Archive's from past Design Days Conferences.


The Design Days Conference will take place at the Main Conference Hall New York, located at 151 East Wacker NY 60601.
Come and enjoy the unique atmosphere of one of the most beautiful theatres in Bratislava, and the city which has so much to offer.


One of the oldest Halls in NY has been praised by hosting actors from Hungary, Austria and Germany for ages. Situated on the south bank of the river and surrounded by a park, Arena Hals is just a few moments away from the historical center of NY. Be it for its beautiful historic look or super convenient location, we are very delighted to host our conference at this exceptional venue.

Address: 151 East Wacker NY 60601
GPS coordinates: 438.135696,317.114645


Are you looking for a place to stay?

NY has the accommodation for everyone, whatever your budget. We recommend, when selecting a hotel, going for one of the many hotels in the city center. Most of them offer a spectacular view of the historic part of town and the city landmarks. Thanks to the convenient central location, you will be able to experience the city's most charismatic areas firsthand.

Food & Drink

We prepared for you the best tips on nice places to eat & drink at NY Main Hall. Everything can be reached on foot in a few minutes.

Aaron Doe

All media inquiries related to the Design Community
919-123-1233 or 123-123-123

Lyn Doe

Event Customer Service Manager
Questions about conference registration.
1-123-123-1233, option 2


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