The overall theme for DRS2020 is Synergy – the coming together of people and disciplines in design research to create a positive impact. On the one hand, design research champions the uniqueness of disciplinary knowledge and creativity, yet on the other hand, the complex world we now live in demands a more synergistic approach to creativity and problem solving whereby different mindsets, backgrounds and perspectives come together to realise transformative visions of the future.

This collection comprises the peer reviewed research papers that were presented at the conference 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

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DRS2020 Research Papers
We received 280 full paper submissions in a one-stage submission procedure, of which 269 were viable to go to review. Each paper received two, sometimes three reviews. 87 papers (32%) were accepted with minor revision and a further 57 (20%) accepted following (major) revision. This represents a 52% acceptance rate.
DRS2020 Editorials
These editorial papers introduce the themes covered by the papers at the conference.