We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to the conference and made it such a success. You can view galleries, see video, and listen to recordings from the conference by clicking on the photos below.
The proceedings of DRS2016 are published in ten volumes.
→ View and download the official DRS2016 proceedings
An overview of the design and analysis of the conference
by the chair, Peter Lloyd, has been published in the
January 2017 edition of Design Studies, the journal of the DRS.
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Over the past 50 years design research has established a firm basis for our understanding of design. For DRS2016 we considered how design research can help us address the problems we face now and the challenges that lie ahead. We asked three questions:
How can design research help frame and address the societal problems that face us?
How can design research be a creative and active force for rethinking ideas about Design?
How can design research shape our lives in more responsible, meaningful, and open ways?
DRS2016 was hosted by the University of Brighton in the UK, in association with the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London.
We would like to thank our sponsors: