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The underlying premise was that 50 years of design research has provided us with a sound understanding of design and a solid foundation upon which to build. The interesting questions, then, appeared to us as not so much how we do more of the same – though that of course has its place – but in how we use what we now know. Hence the three broad questions that the papers in these conference proceedings respond to: How can design research help frame and address the societal problems that face us? How can design research be a creative and active force for rethinking ideas about Design? How can design research shape our lives in more responsible, meaningful, and open ways?
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Lloyd, P., and Bohemia, E. (eds.) (2016) Proceedings of DRS2016 International Conference, Vol. 4: Future–Focused Thinking, 27–30 June, Brighton, United Kingdom, Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2016
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