Design PhD Conference 2013

Design Research for Turbulent Times

Lancaster University, 20–21 June 2013

We are living in fast changing times in which worldviews and economies are shifting rapidly, where long-standing conventions and business norms are being challenged, social disparities and exploitation are being exposed, and environmental concerns are becoming ever more acute. These shifts are affecting and redefining many aspects of society and our understandings of design, and design research must shift with them. 

We welcome attendees from PhD and Masters programmes as well as from the private, public and third sectors.




Project Team

WalkerWalker Stuart Walker Design for Sustainability ; Design, Values & Spirituality
MurphyMurphy Emma Murphy Design Management, Research Methodology & Methods, Branding (Organisational, Place and Services), Design Thinking, Design Procurement, Briefing Process, Design and Business.
SarjentSarjent Nicola Sarjent Team Coordinator
WhithamWhitham Roger Whitham Human-Computer Interaction, Collaboration, Tools, Visualisation, Virtual Work Environments, Facilitation