The LearnXDesign 2021 conference was hosted by Shandong University, Jinan, China and delivered online from 24-26 September 2021. 338 authors from 39 countries contributed 168 submissions as research papers, case studies, visual papers, and workshops. Peer review was double blind by a 219 member international scientific panel. The overall acceptance rate across all submission categories was 46%. The LearnXDesign conferences are organised by the DRS Special Interest Group in Design Education (EdSIG).