International Design Convention

Design Thinking and Industrial Revolution 5.0

IR 5.0 is seen complementing IR 4.0 that is on IoT. Post the pandemic, with more talks on resilience and sustainability, we think it is important to have a design thinking perspective in this Industrial Revolution 5.0 era.

Industry 5.0 recognises the power of industry to achieve societal goals beyond jobs and growth to become a resilient provider of prosperity, by making production respect the boundaries of our planet and placing the well being of the industry worker at the centre of the production process. We strongly believe this is the best possible with Design Thinking!
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Paper Presentation Themes

(but not limited to)
  • Need for environmental consciousness
  • Relevance of Social well-being
  • Emphasis on economic viability
  • Need for cultural integrity
  • Frameworks for success in a start-up
  • Role of craft sector
  • Localisation and SMEs as a model for sustainable growth
  • Innovation in design for behavioural change
  • Role of Indian industries in the global future
  • Design Thinking for Interactive Media & Digitization
  • Creative Thinking in education for higher empathy
  • Role of Empathy in Business
  • Human-Centricity for Strategic Growth
  • Importance of Human-Centered Systems Design
Abstract Submission:
via email at [email protected] on or before May 5, 2022.
Registration Fee for Full paper Submission:
Rs. 2500/- for students;
Rs. 3500/- for Academicians/Researchers
100 USD for International Delegates

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission - May 5
Intimation of Abstract Acceptance - May 10
Full paper submission - May 25
Conference presentation - June 5

Jury Details

Nina Sabnani

Indian animation filmmaker, illustrator, educator
Recipient of “Rajat Kamal Award” for Best Animation in the film Hum Chitra Banate Hai and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for Illustration by Tata Trusts

Paul Sandip

Industrial designer, Founder & Chief Designer Paul Studio, 3 times TEDx speaker, Awarded with prestigious “Red Dot Design Award” twice, Recipient of the "Designpreneur" title from Shri Narendra Modi, 34 design awards, designed over 700+ innovative products worldwide

Nijoo Dubey

Universal Design discipline at NID Bengaluru, Chaired the first Design Research symposium “Insight2015” in the India, Co-Ordinator NID-Asian Paints Colour Research Lab, National and International workshops, presentations and academic papers

Ranjan De

A passionate graphic designer turned Design educator, over 19 years of experience working towards creating new learning systems and new pedagogy in both rural sectors and urban cities

Dr. Uma Vangal

Visiting Professor, Kenyon College, Ohio University and Adjunct Faculty, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

Guidelines to Submit an Abstract

  • All the abstracts must have a title and a maximum word count of 500 words & should be written in English & submitted in Microsoft word file format only.

  • Title your Word file as an abbreviation of your paper title (example: titlename.doc)

  • Provide 5-7 keywords that closely reflect the content of the abstract.

  • Your name and name of the institution (if any) should NOT appear on the abstract as we wish for the judging to be blind.

  • Please indicate the relevant sub-theme in the subject and include the background purpose, methods and conclusions.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by the jury and will be notified upon acceptance.

  • Please include in your email all contact information (Name of the author, affiliation, email address, phone number)

  • In case of multiple authors, please indicate the corresponding authors.

  • Entrants may be academicians, students or researchers from the industry.

  • If you are an MA or PhD student, please indicate this.
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