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DRS Election Results

Election Results

Following the close of the 2022 election we are pleased to announce the 10 new members that were elected to serve on the International Advisory Council for a period of 6 years.
159 registered members voted in the election.  We would like to thank all candidates who stood for election, and look forward to continuing the work with our growing international Council. 



Elected Candidates

The 10 new candidates successfully elected to the International Advisory Council are listed below in alphabetical order.

1.    Kristina Andersen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
2.    Paulina Contreras Correa, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
3.    Hua Dong, Brunel Design School, UK
4.    Martyn Evans, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
5.    Laura Forlano, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
6.    Colin M. Gray, Purdue University, USA
7.    Tincuta Heinzel, Loughborough University, UK
8.    Cecilia Landa-Avila, Loughborough University, UK
9.    Sara Lenzi, Northeastern University, USA
10.  Alejandra Poblete Pérez, Universidad Technológica Metropolitana, Chile

They join the current International Advisory Council with:
(*Current 2020-2022 Executive Board member)

Stella Boess (elected 2020-2026)
TU Delft, The Netherlands
Rebecca Cain* (elected 2020-2026)
Loughborough University, UK
Lin-Lin Chen (elected 2020-2026)
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Catalina Cortés Loyola (elected 2020-2026)
Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile
Kees Dorst (elected 2020-2026)
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jodi Forlizzi* (elected 2020-2026)
Carnegie Mellon University, US
Paul Hekkert  (elected 2020-2026)
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Sampsa Hyysalo (elected 2020-2026)
Aalto University, Finland
Sabine Junginger (elected 2020-2026)
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Peter Lloyd* (elected 2020-2026)
TU Delft, The Netherlands
Dan Lockton (elected 2020-2026)
Carnegie Mellon University, US
Juan Giusepe Montalvan (elected 2020-2026)
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
Tek-Jin Nam (elected 2020-2026)
KAIST, South Korea
Arlene Oak (elected 2020-2026)
University of Alberta, Canada
Johan Redström (elected 2020-2026)
Umeå University, Sweden
Anna Vallgårda* (elected 2020-2026)
IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Heather Wiltse* (elected 2020-2026)
Umeå University, Sweden
Toshimasa Yamanaka (elected 2020-2026)
University of Tsukuba, Japan


About the International Advisory Council

The International Advisory Council (IAC) is the main advisory body within the new DRS Governance Structure, established in 2020. The International Advisory Council works with a 5-person Executive Board—formed from the International Advisory Council—in delivering strategy over the coming years. The IAC meets periodically and operates through working groups, meeting online and liaising with the Executive Board throughout the year.
IAC members help develop policy, work on specific projects, and enhance the range of activities offered by the DRS to strengthen the network of existing design researchers and nurture the development of new researchers.
IAC Members are elected for a period of six years, with the possibility of a two-year extension. Following election, IAC Members will be eligible to stand for the Executive Board that will manage the week-to-week working of the Society. The Executive Board will consist of: Chair of the Society, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and one other Member. IAC Members will also be eligible to stand for the position of Chair of the International Advisory Council.



Further Information

DRS elections are run independently, using the Opavote system, by the DRS Administrator. If you would like any further information about the elections please contact the DRS Administrator Clare Readman


Equal Opportunities

The DRS celebrates and supports diversity for the benefit of our members, our services, and our community. The DRS is proud to promote equal opportunities in all the activities that it organizes and supports.


Reference Documents

Full List of Election Candidates and Statements | pdf