11-14 August 2020 – DRS2020: Synergy. Griffith University, Brisbane


Please join us for the DRS2020 conference at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia on 11-14 August 2020. The call for papers is open for the DRS2020 Design Research Society 2020 International Conference.

As with the previous DRS biennial conferences, DRS2020 will be one of the major forums to discuss and present cutting-edge design research. DRS2020 invites high-quality research papers, together with conversation and workshop proposals. The main conference theme of SYNERGY will explore design research as a driver for creating transformative change for good, through collaboration and co-creation. Synergy is a powerful force where voices in design research become stronger together. Please visit DRS2020.org http://DRS2020.org for the full call for papers and the sub-themes for the conference.

Call for papers

Submissions close: 9th December 2019.

Full original papers of up to 5000 words can be submitted to respond to the conference call and themes, or emerging issues in design research. For proceedings of past conferences, please see


Call for workshops

Submissions close: 17th February 2020

Workshops are half and full day interactive sessions aiming to convey research results and bring together design researchers and design practitioners in academia, in the public sector, and in business and industry.

Call for conversations

Submissions close: 17th February 2020

Conversations engage a limited number of attendees in open exchange in arriving at new understandings about a particular topic. Conversations provide an environment where a constructive dialogue can take place about issues of importance in Design Research, particularly to promote exchanges about topics not easily captured by the scholarly paper.

Call for PhD day

Submissions close: 17th February 2020

DRS2020 will comprise a participatory event offering PhD students a forum to present, share and discuss with each other and with senior academics the issues they encounter in doing a PhD in design research.

Contact Us

For organisational matters: admin@drs2020.org

For submissions and reviewing: submissions@drs2020.org

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