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September 11, 2017

(08:30 – 16:00)



08:00 – 08:55


09:00 – 09:05


09:05 – 09: 15

OPENING ADDRESS: Vice Chancellor

09:15 – 09:25

GUEST SPEAKER:  Hon. Osei Assibey (Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive)

09:25 – 10:10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Prof. Aguinaldo dos Santos

10:10 – 10:40





Moderator: Emmanuel Adinyira

Moderator: Ebenezer Howard

10:40 – 11:00

Improving Creativity in Architectural Form Development: Use of Themes generated from objects in the Physical Environment

(Tagoe M. and Koranteng C.)

Design education and the next emerging technology: e-Portfolios as a pedagogic innovation in a university of technology

(Debrah, R. D., M’Rithaa, M. K., Ng’ambi)


11:00 – 11:20

An Evaluation of Shading for UHI Adaptation: A Post-construction CFD Simulation of the Kejetia Project

(Otchere-Darko. E., Koranteng, C. Atuah, L. & Opoku, Richard)

A Manual Beaming Device: An Improved Method for Warp Winding In Broadloom Weaving

(Charles Frimpong, Raphael Kanyire Seidu, Petra Ama Agyei)

11:20 – 11:40

Elements of the Training of Masons in the Informal Construction Industry: An Exploratory Study

(Kwao, D and Ahadzie, D)

Story-centred design: A catalyst for the product development process

(Richie Moalosi, Mugendi M’Rithaa)

11:40 – 12:00

An evaluation on the sufficiency of lighting in an academic environment: examination centres at the College Of Art And Built Environment, KNUST

(Ziwu E. M., Koranteng C., & Simons B)

Graphic Design Applied to Sociocultural Sustainability: permanence and belonging of indigenous people in the university

(E. S. Maessaka, And A. L. B. L. Cavalcante)

12:00 – 12:20

From Ceremonial to Reality: Integrating Students’ Creativity and Innovation into the Graduation Ceremony through a Collaborative Exhibition

(Emmanuel Mutungi)

Design of A Model Truck as a Desk Organiser

(Agyei, I. K., Kissi, S.B., Adala, C.E., Ofori Amankwah)



12: 20 – 13:00




13:00 – 13:45


Dr. John Osei Bobie Boahen





Moderator: Divine Ahadzie

Moderator: Patrick Osei-Poku

13:45 – 14:05

Cultural Sustainability And Social Innovation – Graphic And Visual Knowledge Revitalizing In Indigenous Communities

(Cavalcante A.L.B.L)

Fabrication of a Portrait of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah using welding techniques

(I. K. Agyei, S.B. Kissi, C.E. Adala and Owusu Oteng Bediako)

14:05 – 14:25

Infrastructure gap in early childhood care and education in Ghana: focus on public pre-schools in Ashanti Region

(Martin Gyekye-Ampofo and Patrick Osei-Poku)

Developing Design and Skills of Indigenous Potters for Value Creation and Sustainability

(Samuel Nortey & Edwin K. Bodjawah)

13:15 – 13:35

The impact of career information adequacy and interest on the performance levels of architecture students in KNUST

(Kuntah Akurigo D, Koranteng C, Amos-Abanie, S)

Analysing trends in gallery management in Accra, Ghana

(Glover, N. O. D. and P. Osei-Poku)




14:25– 15:30



September 12

(08:30 – 14:00)


08:00 – 08:30


08:30 – 08:40


08:40 – 09:25

KEYNOTE ADDRESS :Prof. Joshua Ayarkwa




Moderator:  DeGraft Owusu Manu

Moderator: Eric Francis Eshun

09:25 – 09:45

Determining The Influence Of Indoor Environmental Quality On The Choice Of Window Types Among Stakeholders In Ghana

(Farhat, F., Duah D. K., and Opoku)

Corporate visual identity: An exploratory case study of KNUST

(Amoako-Agyeman, K. N., Boadu, F and Adjaidoo, F)

09:45 – 10:05

Designing a Culturally relevant television brand identity using Culture-Orientated Design Model

(Atta Danquah, J., Appiah, E)

Design Anomalies in Ghana’s Coat of Arms: Why Ghana’s Coat of Arms Must Be Re-Designed and Changed

(Kwabena Kusi-Appouh)

10:05 –10:25

Validation of predicted mean air temperature of a green roof using measure data from experimental test cells

(Nyame-Tawiah D, Koranteng C, & Atuah L)

Visual Analysis of Selected Ghanaian Textbooks

(Nunoo, Francis K. N., Moro, I., Prempeh, B. & Anane-Antwi, E.)

10:25- 10:45

An assessment of gated communities based on the principles of sustainable community- cases at Oyarifa, Accra, Ghana

(Klu Ernest Etoenyo, Koranteng C, & Essel C)

Contextualising the New Product Development Process for higher education: The University of Botswana approach

(Rapitsenyane Y)



10:45 – 11:30




11:30 - 12:25


Prof. Aguinaldo dos Santos




Moderator: Daniel Duah

Moderator: Charles Frimpong

12:25 – 12:45

Graphic design’s journey in sustainability: A discursive formation

(Ginn Bonsu Assibey, Appiah E

and Chisin A.)

Trends of fashion design doctoral research in selected Kenyan universities: 2003-2016

(S N Njeru and M K M’Rithaa)

12:55 – 13:15

Diversifying the Culture of Drying in Local Tanneries through Reuse of Discarded Deep Freezer

(Boahin, J. O., Asubonteng, K and Amadu)

Towards A Sustainable Ceramic Industry In Ghana: Assessing Working Environment Through Five Forces Model And Nipping Challenges In The Bud

(Nortey, Okai and Amoanyi)

13:35 – 13:55

Multi-Purpose Bridal Gown Concept: A Sustainable Economic Material Culture In Design And Production Of Modern Bridal Gowns

(Ibrahim, Howard, Asinyo and Sarpong)

The Rise Of Metro-sexuality Amongst Male Youth In Ghanaian Tertiary Institutions: A Case Study Of Male Students At KNUST Campus

(M. Amankwah, B. K. Asinyo and E. K. Howard)

13:55 – 14:15

Activity Theory as a framework to analyse e-Portfolios as mediators in a Communication Design Program

(Debrah, R. D., M’Rithaa, M. K., Hardman, Joanne)




14:15 – 14:30


Vice Chancellor



14:30 -







September 13