Game + Design Education

PUDCAD Universal Design Education Practice Conference

Istanbul Technical University, June 24-26, 2020

Conference Theme

“PUDCAD Universal Design Practice Conference: Game & Education” (E5) will be the closing and promoting event of the Practicing Universal Design Principles in Design Education through a CAD-based Game (PUDCAD) Project. The project is related to one of the foremost priorities of the European Commission: to provide the inclusion and efficient accessibility of people with disabilities into everyday life. Regarding the European Universal Design Standards and the current state of the universal design education in international networks, this project offers a design game on a CAD-Based platform that aims at students’ learning and practicing their universal design knowledge skills through an empathetic approach. The project deals with undergraduate design education to trigger the awareness of accessibility and let future designers and architects develop accessible and innovative design ideas.


The focus of the conference and its activities is the dissemination and promotion of the game and launching of E-learning courses. It will be held at Istanbul Technical University Taskisla Campus between the dates from 24-26 June 2020, in Istanbul/Turkey, with coordination of PUDCAD ITU Team. In parallel to seminars and presentations, series of workshops will be held as a part of PUDCAD Project. The results of the workshops will be presented and exhibited within the conference.


The conference aims to create a common platform for both sharing the project outcomes and inviting people studying on the related topics all over the world. It is open to academicians, students, relevant stakeholders and professionals from different areas of expertise. We would like to invite you all to join and present your studies in this inspiring and sharing platform. The accepted peer and blind reviewed papers will be published in the conference proceedings.


The official language of the activities is English.




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                                                                                                            KEY DATES

                                                                                                            Call for Papers: 03 February 2020

                                                                                                            Abstract Submission: 13 April 2020

                                                                                                            Acceptance of Abstracts: 11 May 2020

                                                                                                            Full Paper Submission: 22 June 2020

Areas of Interest


  •  Universal Design


  • Game Design Studies


  • E-learning in Design Studies

  Conference Organizing Committee

  • Özge Cordan (conference co-chair)
  • Demet Arslan Dinçay (conference co-chair)
  • Çağıl Yurdakul Toker (conference secreteriat)
  • Elif Belkıs Öksüz
  • Sena Semizoğlu


ERASMUS+ KA203 2017 – TR01-KA203-046577

PUDCAD – Practicing Universal Design Principles in Design Education through a CAD-based Game


This project is granted by the European Commission for the Erasmus+ Program KA203 Programme conducted by the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programs (Turkish National Agency, of the Turkish Republic Ministry of European Union. However, the Turkish National Agency or the European Commission cannot be held responsible for the opinions contained herein.