CALL FOR workshops


DRS2016 will host a number of Workshops aligned with the conference theme and aiming to bring together design researchers and design practitioners in academia, in the public sector, and in business. Workshops are planned to take place over the four days of the conference from 27-30 June 2016.

Workshop proposals that integrate design research activity with the world outside academia are thus especially welcomed, though other types of workshop proposals are also invited.  We’d also like to encourage workshops that engage with the spaces and communities surrounding the conference venues. 

Potential workshop organisers are encouraged to contact the Workshops Chair to discuss and develop their plans.


Workshop proposals should be submitted to the conference submission system and will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the DRS organisers led by the Workshops Chair. 

Evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to DRS2016 themes and fit with the venues;
  • Networking value and collaborative potential;
  • Workshop plan rigour and quality;
  • Feasibility for a successful and impactful outcome.

Workshop proposals (maximum three pages of A4) should include:

  1. The Workshop title;
  2. The names and contact details of the Workshop facilitators;
  3. A short description of the activities planned and what the expected outcomes of the Workshop would be;
  4. The intended audience and ideal number of Workshop participants;
  5. The length of the Workshop (1.5 hours, half-day, full-day);
  6. A description of the type of space and equipment required;
  7. The potential outputs from the Workshop.

Download the Workshop Template

Submit your Workshop Proposal to DRS


  • Submission for Workshop proposals opens: 10th December 2015
  • Deadline for Workshop proposals: 1st March 2016
  • Notification of acceptance of Workshops: 14th March 2016
  • Call for workshop participation opens: 15 April 2016


If you are interested in developing a workshop for DRS2016 please feel free to contact Carlos Peralta, the DRS2016 Workshops Chair who can give you further guidance, information about the conference venues, and feedback on your proposal.

DRS2016 Workshop Chair
Carlos Peralta
University of Brighton, United Kingdom