Isabel Prochner posted an articleDarren will consolidate and develop the historic and ongoing publishing activities of the DRS see more
Introducing Darren Umney, DRS Publications and Archive Editor
The DRS is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Umney as Publications and Archive Editor. Darren will take responsibility for consolidating and developing the historic and ongoing publishing activities of the DRS with a particular focus on academic papers, reports and conference proceedings.
Darren will join the DRS support team that includes Online Editor Isabel Prochner and Administrator Linda Anderson. The support team works with the DRS Council and manages the day-to-day operations of the Society.
Darren began his career as an artist and has experience in film making, performance art, exhibition curation and online newspaper publishing. In addition to his role with the DRS, he works as Associate and Managing Editor of the Journal of Cultural Economy. He received his PhD from the Open University (UK) in 2016. His thesis explored the implications of studying parliamentary debate, and positioned the parliamentary process as a design process.
Darren received a DRS 50th Anniversary Student Bursary, which he used to uncover the archaeological history of the Society. He also conducted an online performance—tweeting retrospectively about early DRS conferences. This work contributes to the growing DRS archive and was presented at DRS2016 in Brighton.
As Publications and Archive Editor, Darren is looking forward to consolidating his historical exploration of the Society. He also has an important role sharing past, present and future DRS work with members.
Isabel Prochner posted an articleThe DRS website will feature articles, event notices and job postings in their original language see more
Moving Toward a Multilingual DRS Website
Starting from now, the DRS website will feature articles, event notices and job postings in their original language. We’ll also include an automatically generated English translation at the end of each post. This change is part of the process of developing our international presence and our commitment to supporting the global design research community.
Contact Isabel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have news to share through the DRS online or have suggestions for the new DRS!
Peter Lloyd posted an articleNew DRS Online Editor for increasing engagement with members see more
New Online Editor
Hello—I'm the new Online Editor for the Design Research Society! My name is Isabel Prochner and I'm a design researcher based in Montreal, Canada. I love the sense of community that develops around design research and at DRS events. Together with the DRS communications team, I’m looking forward to fostering this community year-round. My goal is to engage members from across the world and expand existing networks. I'll also work to make the DRS website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Vimeo) an even more valuable resource for members.
In the coming year, you can expect: regular articles on the DRS website and social media platforms that showcase the exciting work being done by members and happening in design research; enhanced Events and Jobs and Opportunities sections on the website, making them an excellent source for design research announcements; and community engagement activities to keep the DRS online platforms buzzing.
You can e-mail me with questions or ideas at email@example.com.
Derek Jones posted an articleFind out about the new visual identity of the DRS! see more
The DRS has a new visual identity. To reflect the way we are changing we worked with a design agency to come up with a new look for our online and offline activity. Find out more about the story by watching this short video...
Derek Jones posted an articleNew DRS website officially launched www.designresearchsociety.org/cp... see more
The new DRS website was officially launched today, 12 July 2017
Tracy Bhamra, the Chair of the DRS Council, said:
"The new website and visual identity are the result of work started at the end of the 50th anniversary conference in Brighton last year. However, this is only the start of an ongoing process of updating and refreshing the DRS over the coming year. As we work towards the next DRS international conference in Limerick, Ireland, further consultation with members will inform the Society’s future."
Take a look at the new site here: http://www.designresearchsociety.org/cpages/home
All DRS members are invited to give us feedback on the new site and to check the website regularly (or follow the DRS on social media) to find out how to get involved in the future of the DRS.