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ICDHS12 - Conference website tailored for the international audience

We created web solution for the ICDHS12, International Conference on Design History and Studies, that represents notable improvement versus previous ICDHS events communication.
Original design, structure and clear visibility gained commendations from worldwide design scientific community as well as participants positive feedback on site informativeness and functionality.
Project result is great communication tool for conference event organisation - Perpetuum has tailored conference web solution for the international audience.


The ICDHS - International Committee for Design History and Design Studies – was founded by a group of international scholars in 1999. when the first ICDHS conference in Barcelona was held. Since then the biannual Conference is organised at different venues across the world. The main goal of the conference is to highlight original research activities, achievements and agendas in the fields of Design History and Design Studies and to offer a speaking platform to many scientific communities.

ICDHS 12th edition will be held in Zagreb at 2020. The organising committee offered our company the opportunity to create and develop a simple yet fully functional conference web with clear and updated notifications to its participants. Each conference edition so far was presented via a standardised web site differentiating only by content.


Combing iterative project approach with great client communication, we managed to create a contemporary solution for the Conference, creating a true online community. The web acts as a one stop information hub for participants, it is very flexible offers the possibility of collaboration evoking a great sense of value and confidence.

This project was a great opportunity for agile management approach that helps fast product development and allows for real-time response to client demands aiming for the full satisfaction of end users.  

The solution works as a digital conference catalogue allowing the site owner continuous content adaptation which gives end users valuable and precise data with website homepage as key element that informs participants about actual stage of conference organisation.

The prime concept - simplicity and clarity – is accomplished by using only typography and negative space, while all additional elements have been explicitly excluded. Using exclusively primal colors from the logo as accent ones and black as content color made this solution clear and simple. Combination of two typographs and font sizes differentiates content importance.

This type of simple solution didn’t compromise full functionality of website – solution is fully responsive with clear navigation via hamburger menu and CTA element for subscription.

The central theme of the Zagreb Conference is “LESSONS TO LEARN?” – discussing past design experiences and contemporary design practices. Best practices and elements of contemporary design were the key elements of the project. The result is a unique conference web site that represents great visual and structural progress still retaining important functional elements of previous versions.



The basic idea behind the ICDHS 12th conference website, as a key means of communication, is clarity, simplicity, responsiveness and the ability to quickly change the content of the website. With this project, the Perpetuum Team enabled a swift and efficient communication with potential delegates of the conference and set high standards for conferences to come.

prof. Fedja Vukić, Ph.D.-Conference Convernor