The Design Research Society is a global multi-disciplinary research community. Their next conference is set for 25-28 June 2018 in Limerick, Ireland. There is an inclusive design track: Designing for Diversity; Inclusive Design as a catalyst for change? The call for papers seeks to go beyond disability, ageing and physical accessibility to include fields that have not previously received much attention, for example, neurodiversity, mental health, and obesity. The call for full papers closes 6 November 2017. There is also a call for workshops.
The conference home page says “Design shapes are daily lives, influencing how we interact with each other and with our environment. When at its best, design is a powerful catalyst for change. DRS2018 Limerick, invites designers to explore these relationships across an exciting four day conference from 25th-28th June 2018”.
Editor’s note: The next major International Universal Design Conference will be held 30 November to 2 December 2018 in Ireland (probably Dublin). More information to come shortly. This conference follows the one in 2016 in Lund, Sweden. The 3rd Australian Universal Design Conference will be held in Brisbane between late August and mid September 2018 – planning is well under way.