Asking hard questions, Dr. Emma Jefferies’ Keynote and Beyond


During her keynote Emma Jefferies will describe her insights gained from her global explorations into design research, and signposts a possible, plausible, probable and proven future for this field:

“On my International Design Walkabout I discovered design practices are constantly changing across the globe – rapidly merging with new fields – perhaps academic design research needs to become more adaptable and rethink the value they offered to industry, in the same respect, professional design researchers may need to provide clear directions as to how they need support and inspiration.”

And beyond her talk Dr. Jefferies will be teaming up with Dr. Andy Polaine in an unconference session titled: What did Design Research ever do for us?

We ask all design practitioners out there, well what did it do for you?