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DDW 2024 call for participation

Deadline extended to JUNE 20

Design United at the Dutch Design Week 2024:

4TU.Design United will exhibit the latest design research conducted at the four Universities of Technology in the Netherlands during the Dutch Design Week this October! Do you have innovative work to share, mind-changing ideas to spread, prototypes to show, or interesting approaches to discuss? Consider participating and submit your work!

We welcome submissions in the following five themes:

The call is open for everyone at the four Universities of Technology (4TU): Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University and Research. Check last year’s website to get inspired!

We are looking for projects that…

What we offer is:

Submission deadline: June 14 Anywhere on Earth

Submissions should use the form on the 4TU website. If you wish to update an already submitted project, upload a new form with the original project title and add a note. Submitted projects will be stored on GDPR approved media and will be handled with confidentiality. 

What to submit

Review Process

Stage 1: desk rejection. We only desk reject projects that clearly do not match the criteria mentioned above. Notification by June 17.

Stage 2: review. The remaining projects will be reviewed by the DU management team and experienced design researchers from 4TU. Notification by July 2. We score projects on the following assessment criteria:

We deal with a Conflict of Interest in line with the ACM 
We aim to select 10 to 15 projects for the exhibition and about 40-50 in total for the e-magazine.


June 14 20 (AoE): Submission deadline
July 2 3: Notification of acceptance
September: Finalizing Documentation including video
October: Finalizing Exhibits
October 17,18: Installing Exhibits at Dutch Design Week
October 19-27: Dutch Design Week 

About Design United

Design United is the 4TU research centre for design, the leading platform for Design Research in the Netherlands. Design United operates at the intersection of advanced scientific research, fast-moving emerging technologies, and the shifting needs and dreams of our future societies.

Contact your local representative for questions: Daniel Saakes, University of Twente Marco Rozendaal, Delft University of Technology
Dr. Lenora Ditzler, Gert Jan Veldwisch, Wageningen University Research Stephan Wensveen, Eindhoven University of Technology