Our aim is to work with creative people that through their design work want to change the way we see things; to rapidly diagnose and explore key challenges and highlight opportunities where design can add measurable social, commercial and non-commercial value. We believe that on-going research in the area of d+iD will strengthen our understanding and ability to engage in collaborative research in designdriven innovation, social innovation and interdisciplinary design so we can inform and maybe change our world. We detect the rapid changes in our daily communication. We want to encourage collaborations and support individuals from the creative industries, both early and mid-career researchers to explore the theories, histories and practices of a diverse range of design activities through Making; Networking; Exhibiting; Talking; Celebrating diversity and inclusivity by design. We encourage collaboration between academics, researchers and practitioners drawn from design related disciplines including spatial design, participatory design (co-design), visual communication, interactive design, architecture, fashion, and media.