DRS2016: Design + Research + Society | Future-Focused Thinking

Preliminary Call for Participation 50 th Anniversary International Design Research Society Conference 27th-30th June 2016, Brighto...

Preliminary Call for Participation

50th Anniversary International Design Research Society Conference

27th-30th June 2016, Brighton, UK

Over the past 50 years design research has established a firm basis for our understanding of design. For DRS2016 we invite you to join us in considering how design research can help us address the problems we face now and the challenges that lie ahead. We ask:
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?
Join us in Brighton, on the UK’s south coast, from 27th to 30th June 2016 to engage meaningfully and productively in moving design research forwards, into the next 50 years.

Whatever your field of design research we encourage you to participate, to show the true diversity of our subject area, and to help us build a conference formed and shaped by the people that come.  We will be developing new formats for participation and interaction whilst rigorous peer review and high quality paper presentation remain central to the conference experience.

DRS2016 is hosted by the University of Brighton in the UK, in association with the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London (where the very first meeting of the Design Research Society was held in 1966). The conference week will give you the chance to experience the energy and creativity of the dynamic city of Brighton.

Further details about conference themes and submission will follow.

Conference Website: www.drs2016.org
Further Information: admin@drs2016.org
Design Research Society: www.designresearchsociety.org/

Preliminary deadlines

Full papers: Sunday 8th November, 2015
Proposals for workshops, conversations and PhD by Design event: February 2016

DRS2016 Conference Organisation

General Chair:

Peter Lloyd, Professor of Design, University of Brighton, UK


Tracy Bhamra, Professor of Sustainable Design, Loughborough University, UK
Jonathan Chapman, Professor of Sustainable Design, University of Brighton, UK
Stephen Boyd-Davis, Professor of Design Research, Royal College of Art, UK
Peter Childs, Professor of Engineering Design, Imperial College, UK

Review Chairs:

Lin Lin Chen, Professor of Industrial and Commercial Design, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Paul Hekkert, Professor of Form Theory, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Tracy Bhamra, Professor of Sustainable Design, Loughborough University, UK
Nathan Crilly, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design, University of Cambridge, UK 

Submissions and Proceedings Chair:

Erik Bohemia, Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design, Loughborough University, UK

Debates Chair:

Cameron Tonkinwise, Director of Design Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, US

Conversations Chair:

Stella Boess, Assistant Professor in Design for Interaction, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Conference Experience Chair:

Dan Lockton, Research Tutor in Innovation Design Engineering, Royal College of Art, UK

Workshops Chair:

Carlos Peralta, Senior Lecturer in Experience Centred Design, University of Brighton, UK

PhD by Design Event Chairs:

Alison Thomson, PhD student and organiser of phd by design, Goldsmiths University, UK
Maria Portugal, PhD student and organiser of phd by design, Goldsmiths University, UK
Bianca Elzenbaumer, Research Fellow and organiser of phd by design, Leeds College of Art, UK

Special Interest Group Leaders:

Kristina Niedderer, Professor of Design and Craft, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Michael Tovey, Professor of Industrial Design, Coventry University, UK
Rebecca Cain, Associate Professor in Experiential Engineering, Warwick University, UK
Hua Dong, Professor of Inclusive Design, Tongji University, China
Tom Fisher, Professor of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Nithikul Nimkulrat, Professor of Textile Design, Estonian Academy of Arts, Talinn
Rhoda Trimmingham, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Design, Loughborough University, UK
Sarah Kettley, Senior Lecturer in Product Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Executive Advisors:

Carl DiSalvo, Associate Professor in Digital Media, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Kees Dorst, Professor of Design, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Janet McDonnell, Professor of Design Studies, University of the Arts London, UK
Kristina Niedderer, Professor of Design and Craft, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Johan Redström, Professor of Design, Umea Institute of Design, Sweden
Erik Stolterman, Professor of Informatics, Indiana University, US
Anna Valtonen, Dean of Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland



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