The Design Research Society 2022 will take place between 25 June and 3 July 2022.

Catarina Lelis (DigiMedia member) is chair of track 8 – Innovation and Intelligence in Brand Design.

DRS 2022:

Submission deadline: 24 November 2021 01 December 2021
Conference: 25 June – 3 July

DRS2022 is hosted by the city of Bilbao in association with the University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco) and the wider ecosystem of local academic and design institutions. In 2014 Bilbao became a member of the UNESCO City of Design network. As such, it hosts a permanent Design and Creativity Council with a mission to promote design-oriented urban policies and to integrate goals related to the cultural and creative industries into local development plans. Bilbao recently joined the Global Destination Sustainability Index with a commitment to meet specific guidelines for the development of more sustainable conferences.

DRS2022 is also hosted online in a hybrid mode, with opportunities for new interactions between the place-based and online conferences. The extended conference format will give you the chance to experience the energy and creativity of Bilbao wherever you choose to participate from.


DRS2022 invites new paper submissions in an open call or theme-track. We embrace research looking at and using design in the widest possible sense, with interdisciplinary work particularly encouraged. More details of the theme tracks here.
Submission is for full papers only up to 5000 words, including abstracts and references, and should adhere to the conference paper submission guidelines and template, available for download below. All submissions must be in the English language.

Authors of accepted papers are required to register and present their work at the conference, either physically or virtually according to the hybrid nature of the event. All accepted papers will be published in the DRS Digital Library and available to view approximately one month before the beginning of the conference.

Paper submission system will be open from 1st September 2021 and full papers must be submitted by 24th November 2021.

More information about submissions: DRS 2022 Bilbao · Open Call for Papers


These are theme tracks proposed, in an open call, by groups of researchers interested in bringing together researchers working on particular areas, and tracks organised by the DRS’s Special Interest Groups. We also have an Open Call for papers covering a wide gamut of design research subjects; please submit your paper to either a Theme Track or the Open Call.

Catarina Lelis (DigiMedia member) is chair of track 8 – Innovation and Intelligence in Brand Design.

More information on theme tracks: DRS 2022 Bilbao · Theme – tracks