GDS project implementation team Chiara Del Gaudio (Dept of Industrial Design, Carleton University), Bjarki Hallgrimsson (Dept of Industrial Design, Carleton University), and Dominique Marshall (Dept of History, Carleton University), recently presented on the GDS project as a part of the Design Research Society DRS2022 Conference.

The DRS2022 Conference was held June 25-July 3, 2022. The conference theme focused on the following:

  • How has the discipline of design research responded?
  • Can design and design research bring the insights and methods needed to transform conflict into collaboration?

The GDS authored, “Supporting research on gender and design amongst STEAM researchers in the souths: A case study of subsumption in design methods” is available for download below and as part of the conference proceedings.


DRS2022 is the biggest and most ambitious DRS conference to date. The conference brings together over 800 participants and 315 paper presentations which you can find in this volume of conference paper abstracts. DRS2022 extends the field of design research further outwards, bringing new perspectives to disciplines such as anthropology, politics, economics, healthcare, and others. Core subject areas continue to develop, with new methods, approaches, technologies, and philosophies all evident in these proceedings. Also emerging is a focus on how to deal with our uncertain futures, for example through societal transitions, transdisciplinarity, transformations, and pluriversality. The themes that have emerged for DRS2022 represent a rich snapshot of the current state of the art in world design research.