The 50th anniversary Design Research Society conference at the Brighton Dome will involve 220 peer-reviewed papers, keynote debates, workshops, and presentations.
Professor Peter Lloyd, the university’s Professor of Design and the conference chair, said: “We are planning a special and inclusive event that looks back to the history of design and research and, most of all, looks forward to the future.
“It will address three challenges – how can design research help frame the big problems in society, how can it help rethink ideas about design, and how can it shape our lives in more responsible and open ways.
“With all our conference sessions we want to push at the limits, to show what design research can do.”
The conference is hosted in association with the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London, and has attracted major sponsorship from IBM, Microsoft Research, and Philips Design. The conference runs from 26 to 30 June.