Design Research for Change 2019 – Symposium Programme

We had an amazing response to the call-for-papers for the Design Research for Change (DR4C) 2019 Symposium that will be held at the Design Museum, London on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December 2019.

We received 62 papers from researchers based all over the world that included Australia, USA, India, China, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Greece, Turkey and the UK.

After a thorough paper review process, we have accepted 20 papers for presentation in a single-track session over the course of the two days at the Design Museum, London on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December 2019.

The DR4C Symposium Programme is below:

Design Research for Change Symposium

Design Museum, London


Wednesday 11th December 2019


 Thursday 12th December 2019

  Chair – Paul Rodgers Chair – Lorraine Gamman
10:30 – 11:00 The Digitisation of Cordillera Weaving: Designing a New Oral Tradition

Rachel Kelly

Designing a Sensibility for Sustainable Clothing (S4S): Affective Activism

Fiona Hackney, Clare Saunders, Joanie Willett & Katie Hill

11:00 – 11:30 The Ripple Effects of Social Design

Eva Knutz & Thomas Markusen

The ontological nature of design: Prospecting new futures through probabilistic knowledge

Fernando Galdon & Ashley Hall  

11:30 – 12:00 Redesigning Design for Culture Change: Theory in the Anthropocene

Ann Light

Material Reality to Materiality: Ocean Plastic and Design Research

Katharina Vones & Ian Lambert

12:00 – 12:50 LUNCH LUNCH
  Chair – Tom Inns Chair – Teal Triggs
12:50 – 13:20 The Future of Seafaring: Designing an On-board User-Interface to Predict Engine Faults on Marine Vessels
Simone Gumtau
Design meets Neuroscience: Future Directions for Developing and Implementing Design Probes

Melanie Flory & Ninela Ivanova

13:20 – 13:50 Design Research for Educational Change: Methodologies for Exploring the Future of Learning

Michael Kerres & Barbara Getto

Advancing Sustainability at Universities through Design Thinking Education

Paul C. Endrejat, Amelie V. Güntner, Elena Stasewitsch, Pascal Abel, Simone Kauffeld, & Susanne Robra-Bissantz

13:50 – 14:20 Material Design Innovation: Fish Leather, a New Environmentally-Friendly Material

Elisa Palomino & Gustavo Adrian Defeo

Strange Encounters: A Series of Posters Investigating the Hybrid Embodiment of Indo-Canadian Identity

Krishna Balakrishnan

14:20 – 14:40 BREAK BREAK
  Chair – Paul Chamberlain Chair – Tracy Bhamra
14:40 – 15:10 Tweaking Retirement-Living: Introducing Design Thinking & Coffee Bars to Shared Lounges

Sam Clark

Wearing Your Recovery: 3.0

Laura Salisbury, Chris McGinley & Rama Gheerawo

15:10 – 15:40 Metaphors and Imaginaries in Design Research for Change

Dan Lockton, Michelle Chou, Aadya Krishnaprasad, Deepika Dixit, Stefania La Vattiata, Jisoo Shon, Matt Geiger & Tammar Zea-Wolfson

Over the Emptiness: Interpretations and Expression of the Term in the Spaces of Disused Cinemas in Milan

Ambra Borin & Laura Galluzzo

15:40 -16:10 Why Knitting Now? Textile Design Research as a Driver for Educational Change

Jane Scott, Elizabeth Gaston & Zoe Dennington

Intervention without Imperialism: An Equitable Approach to Design Research

Nneka Sobers

16:10 – 16:40 So, What do You do? The Role of Design Research in Innovation for Worklife Inclusion

Lise Amy Hansen

The Fair Energy Mark in the Making: Framing a Citizen-led Campaign by Participatory Design

Laura Santamaria

16:40 – 17:00 BREAK BREAK
  Chair – Rachel Cooper Chair – Paul Rodgers
17:00 – 17:45 PLENARY PLENARY
19:00 DINNER

Pergola, Olympia


Balans, Kensington

Download the DR4CSymposium2019Programme.