The International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education 2014 (ICADRE14) was held at the National University of Singapore, 16th to 18th July 2014. It was organised to bring together academics that have specific interest in the study, promotion, and development of design education in a tertiary education setting. The main objectives of the conference are to advance research in design and to discuss how the output of design research can be applied to design education. As an inaugural event, we are proud to have received paper submissions from 10 over countries including Australia, Croatia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the UK, the US, and Singapore. We are also proud to be supported by the Design Society, AEESEAP, UNESCO, and our industrial partners Creatz3D and Autodesk. The organising team would like to thank all the delegates for making the conference a success!