The Design Research Society Annual General Meeting will take place at 11 am on Tuesday 11th September 2012 in room TA049 and the Design Exhibition Centre, Tower A, Brunel University, Uxbridge (see directions http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/campus/directions). The meeting will be followed by lunch and a Symposium 'Design Research: Impact, Assessment, and Future Directions'.
Registration is now open. Please go to
Dr Hua Dong,
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1895 267254
The symposium is focused on the assessment of design research in terms of its impact on society. Experts from the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) panels of Engineering Design and Art and Design will make presentations and join discussions. The Design Council will talk about their recent research on future directions of design research.
Registration fees are £40 for DRS members and £50 for non-members.The symposium is open to all. The symposium will be preceded by the DRS AGM (DRS paid-up members only) and lunch (DRS members and non-members). Lunch is included in the registration fee for both DRS members and non-members.
To register, go to http://drs2012symposium.eventbrite.com/
Join the DRS for only £30 per annum at www.designresearchsociety.org.
There is a reduced fee for bona-fide full-time design research students of £30 for 3 years.
AGM (10:00- 12:30)
11:00-12:30 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Design Research: Impact, Assessment, and Future Directions
1:30-1:40 Introduction to the symposium
Hua Dong, Brunel University
1:40-2:00 Future Direction for Academic Design Research
Ailbbe McNabola, the Design Council
2:00-2:30 Engineering Design Research and its Impact
John Clarkson, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre
2:30-2:45 Coffee break
2:45-3:15 Panel Discussion on Assessing Design Research
3:15-3:45 Drinks reception (host: Sharon Baurley, Head of Brunel Design)
The AGM and symposium will be held in the Tower A, Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge UB8 3PH. Directions can be found here: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/campus/contact
Dr Hua Dong
School of Engineering and Design
Uxbridge UB8 3PH