DFP invites graduate students from UBC and beyond to submit their design-focused research to our annual DFP CREATE Design Showcase! This year we are using the popular web-conferencing software Gather Town to host our Showcase virtually. No more Zoom! This year's Showcase will be more interactive, engaging, and memorable than any of our past events; we hope you will join us.
When Is It?
Our Design Showcase has two elements: a 2-day asynchronous gallery where attendees can log on at any time and view submissions (without presenters), and a 3-hour live event. Both parts will be hosted on Gather Town.
Asynchronous Gallery: May 16 - 17 (all day)
Live Showcase: May 18 (12:00pm - 3:00pm, + Industry Social Hour)
Who May Submit
All graduate (Masters, PhD, Postdoc) students from UBC and beyond (SFU, Emily Carr, CDM, and all other universities!) are invited to submit their work. You are welcome to use posters designated for different events or works in progress. There is a maximum of one project per Principal Investigator (PI), unless the PI is a faculty member. Your project must have a human-centered design component.
- This is a great opportunity to share your work with a large network of design enthusiasts
- Get a head start on creating a compelling portfolio piece
- Cultivate more experience in presenting your work
- There will be numerous cash prizes for top submissions
- This year's Showcase is going to be seriously fun
NOI Deadline: Wednesday April 6th (midnight PST)
Students must submit their notice of intent (NOI) by Wednesday April 6th. You only need to include basic information in the NOI: tentative title, author(s), brief description of the work, and the main contact's email address. This will help our organizers with planning. You can submit your NOI by clicking the button below.
Final Submission Deadline: Wednesday May 4th (midnight PST)
If you are part of a team of researchers, each of you needs to RSVP, but only one of you needs to submit the work.
Submit Your Work (button coming soon)