IMDES 2020

International Conference of Innovation in Media and Visual Design


Design Theory and methods; Design Business and Practices; Design Project, Participation & Collaboration; Media and Digital Experiment

1. Design Theory and methods: this thematic group carries out research and provides all aspects of the design process as a means to increasing our understanding of the field of design theory and methodology. It provides theoretical concepts for starting point for design research that aims to generate knowledge about designing under various conditions, and it focuses on the application of methods including the adaptation of existing methods as well as the development of new methods derived from theory.

Topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Interaction Design Methods
  • Design Animation Theory
  • Architecture Theory and Design
  • Graphic Design Theory
  • Visual Methods
  • Design And Visual Literacy
  • Digital Media and Design History
  • Sequential Narrative
  • Design and Media Education

2. Design Business and Practice: This thematic group seeks a contribution from industry’s perspective on how design and creative industry performs and takes a lead in current design ecosystem, and how they reflect their design practices at the same time.

Topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Case Study Design
  • Design Management
  • Design Analytics 
  • Advertising Design
  • Design Ethics
  • Design Systems
  • Brand promotion and campaign
  • Start-up Design Identity
  • Strategic Communication Design

3. Design Project, Participation & Collaboration: This thematic group opens opportunity for interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary researchers to share novelties within design project case studiies, which promote collaborative and participatory problem solvings.

Topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Co-Design, 
  • Participatory Design
  • Design for Social
  • Environmental Design
  • Service Design
  • Design for Health
  • Human Centered Design
  • Smart Textile And Design
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Smart City Design
  • E-learning Design 
  • Design for Development

4. Media and Digital Experiment: Through experiment, it opens an opportunity for looking design and digital media in a new form, and how this new form could creative an innovation for design future.

Topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Media Experiment
  • Virtual Media
  • Media Documentation
  • Media Text and Institution
  • Media Production
  • Design Fiction
  • Future Media,
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Data Communication
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Virtual Environment
  • Experimental Design
  • Type Design in Digital Age
  • Digital Arts
  • AI, Media And Design


Important Dates

Submission deadline – June 25, 2020 (Round 1)
Undergraduate student poster deadline – June 30, 2020
Notification of Acceptance (Full Paper) – July 15, 2020 (Round 1)
Early Bird Registration – July 15, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Regular Registration – After July 31, 2020
Conference Date – November 10-11, 2020

Initial Paper Submission

  • Authors should prepare the paper according to the conference paper template provided here.
  • To facilitate the paper’s double-blind peer review process, authors should make efforts to ensure that information about the authors’ identities DO NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE in the text-body of the paper.
  • Full papers in PDF format must be submitted through our IMDES Conference papers submission system:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) – IMDES 2020

Where do I submit my submission paper?

The submission system will be open by March 25, 2020 and you need to upload your full paper at by June 15, 2020.

How and when do I know if my proposal has been accepted?

IMDES team will notify you about reviewer decisions by July 15, 2020.

How and when do I submit my full paper if it was accepted?

You must submit your full paper electronically no later than August 15, 2020.

How do I register for the conference?

Registration opens by March 25, 2020 and will be available at please check our website regularly for details and updates.

How to be a peer reviewer for IMDES  2020?

Please see fill this form: we will get in touch with you once we have your contact.

How much is the registration fee and what does it include?

Your registration fee will include entrance to conference, lunch and coffee breaks for each day (September 8-9, 2020), a welcome reception on the evening of September 8, and participant materials. Accommodations, pre-conference and post-conference events are not included.

Is there a registration discount?

Early bird registration will be available until July 31, 2020

How can I pay the registration fee?

The payment of registration fees can be made by credit card. In some cases, international bank transfers will be accepted. Please check our website for detail:

Are grants available?

Unfortunately, we currently don’t have any grant to offer at the moment. But we will notify all participants if we have available grant. 

If my paper is accepted, do I have to present it at the conference?

Yes. Authors must be prepared to present their papers on the day of conference (September 8-9, 2020). Failure to comply with this requirement will result in removal of the paper(s) from the conference proceedings, program books, website and publications. Please note that the IMDES airtime policy will be enforced, which means that if you have multiple papers accepted, you can present a maximum of three papers.

May I submit papers which are under review somewhere else?

No. Submissions to the conference must be original work. Submissions should not have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Furthermore, submissions must not be concurrently under consideration for any publication or presentation elsewhere.

How do I withdraw my submission?

Please notify the IMDES team at should you wish to withdraw your submission along with the reasoning.

Do I need visa to attend IMDES 2020?

To find out if you need a visa, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Indonesian website. You can also access the information about visas and passports on the local organizing committee’s website.

Where will my paper be published?

We will publish conference papers, partly in our national accredited ULTIMART Komunikasi Visual Journal and conference proceedings. Please check our website regularly about conference paper publications for any updates and details.

When will my conference paper be published?

All proceedings or conference publications will be published 3 to 6 months after conference dates.

How can I get an official invitation letter for visa purposes?

Send an email to with “Letter of Invitation” in the subject line. If possible, include the name of the paper you will present and the name of the theme of the presentation.

Where and when will the conference take place?

The conference will be held from September 8-9, 2020 at the Universitas Multimedia Nusantara in Tangerang, Indonesia (

Accommodation questions

Options for accommodation will be available at nearby hotels. Please notify us should you wish to get more information, IMDES team will be more than happy to assist.