Starting on Sunday, the number of people here at the Arts Campus will increase significantly. Almost 400 people are coming for the Design Research Society’s bi-annual conference this time hosted by Umeå Institute of Design. The interest in coming has been so big that the conference sold out a month in advance!
The theme of the conference is Design’s Big Debates, and our intention has been to set the stage for design researchers from across all fields to come together and talk about the issues that will form our future. In order to promote discussion and debate, we have also made all papers available for download in advance on the conference website. For those who can not participate, we will stream all plenary sessions on the website.
It will be an intense week for us, but if I can I will try to post some short notes here. However, the most up to date news will be through twitter etc. drs2014.org, @drs14umea, #drs14.