The underlying premise of DRS2016 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.

This collection comprises the peer reviewed research papers that were presented at the conference, reports from the 'Conversations' conference events, and the editorials written for the conference proceedings volumes. The proceedings can also be downloaded as bound volumes:
Vol 1 | Vol 2 | Vol 3 |  Vol 4 |  Vol 5 |  Vol 6  |  Vol 7  |  Vol 8  |  Vol 9  |  Vol 10

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DRS2016 Research Papers
In total we received just under 500 paper submissions all of which were reviewed by two, and sometimes three reviewers, as well as being managed by theme chairs. In total 939 reviews were written by 290 reviewers with 200 papers being accepted, and a further 40 accepted following revision. This represents an acceptance rate of 49%.
DRS2016 Editorials
Editorial pieces are commissioned to accompany the conference proceedings. They are not peer reviewed.
DRS2016 Conversations
Conversation reports are based on events held at the conference. They are not peer reviewed.