Design's Big Debates: The DRS Biennial Conference Report
Review by Stella Boess
"Friendly, innovative and efficient - typically Swedish" was the verdict of delegates to the Design Research Society's 7th Biennial Conference in Umea, Sweden from 16 to 19 June. Perhaps it was the promise of a new, open format that brought the unusually large number of 400 delegates to Umea. Or perhaps the Society's strong European connections? Certainly, the conference “did a good job of prototyping a format for future design research conferences”, said closing panel member, Lin Lin Chen.