Bringing artificial intelligence, cognitive science and computational theories to design research

23–25 June 2014
University College London, London, UK

preceded by Workshops
21–22 June 2014


24 June: Best Design Computing Paper Prize awarded to Mary Lou Maher, Kaz Grace, Douglas Fisher and Kate Brady for their paper Modeling Expectation for Evaluating Surprise in Design Creativity
24 June: Best Design Cognition Paper Prize
awarded to Anne Ruckpaul, Thomas Fürstenhöfer and Sven Matthiesenr for the paper Combination of Eye Tracking and Think-aloud in Engineering Design Research
25 June: Best Presentation Prize awarded to Olesya Blazhenkova for the paper Collaborative Creativity: Integration of Linkography and Analysis of Visualization Processes
25 June: Best Poster Prize
awarded to Hsien-Hui Tang for the poster The Influence of Members' Creativity Potentials and Concept Evolution on Collaborative Design Results: A Protocol Study using Torrance Test and Linkography
25 June: Location and dates for DCC'16 announced – Chicago, USA, 27-29 June 2016

About the conference

This biennial conference series provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-art and cutting-edge design research with a focus on artificial intelligence, cognitive science and computational theories in design. The conference proceedings will form a continuing archive of design computing and cognition research. The conference will be preceded by a series of state-of-the-art half-day workshops on specialist topics in design computing and cognition.

A set of research papers that have been refereed by an international board of reviewers will be presented and published as a book. Posters describing ongoing research will be presented.

Submission Dates (also see submission)


Paper abstracts due
electronic submission in PDF and RTF formats only (abstract submission is optional)

2 December 2013


Papers for review due
electronic submission in PDF format in DCC'14 conference style

16 December 2013


Poster abstracts due
decision within two weeks

31 January 2014


Workshop proposals due
decision within two weeks

31 January 2014


Authors informed of results of paper reviews

3 March 2014


Accepted revised papers due (20 pages maximum)
electronic submission in RTF and PDF formats in DCC'14 conference style

4 April 2014


Accepted poster abstracts (2 pages maximum)
electronic submission in RTF and PDF formats

25 April 2014


DCC'14 Workshops

21–22 June 2014


DCC'14 Conference

23–25 June 2014


Conference Chair

John Gero email

Local Chair
Sean Hanna email

Conference Manager
Conference Manager


University College London
UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL Faculty of Engineering
EngD Centre for Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation