Jun 24–Jun 29, 2024

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The 2024 Design Research Society (DRS) conference will be taking place in Boston, MA (USA) from June 24th-28th, 2024, hosted by the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University. MIT MAD is a conference partner, and will assist organizing events at MIT.

Conference Theme | Resistance, Recovery, Reflection, Reimagination

Design has long been a practice of smoothing away the rough edges of the world. Designers continue to play a role in streamlining products, optimizing processes, improving efficiency within organizations, automating user experiences, making interfaces more “user friendly” or making services and systems more seamless. But, in the present moment, the world is kicking back.

Read more on the DRS2024 Boston website

Conference host | Northeastern University

Northeastern University is a private R1 research institution in Boston, United States. Established in 1898, the university currently serves a total of 22,314 undergraduate students and 19,528 graduate students on its main campus as well as its domestic satellite campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle, Washington; San Jose, California; Oakland, California; Portland, Maine; and its international satellite campuses London, England and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.

Learn more about Northeastern.

Design Research Society

The Design Research Society is a multi-disciplinary learned society for the design research community worldwide. The DRS was founded in 1966, and since then has established a record of significant achievements in contributing to design knowledge.

Learn more about DRS.

Conference partners

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
MIT Morningside Academy for Design

Design Museum Foundation

City of Boston Mayor‘s Office of New Urban Mechanics

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Call for participation

Participation for DRS2024 will include a wide variety of formats: theme tracks, research papers, conversation sessions, workshops, labs, PhD consortium.

Learn more on submissions on DRS2024 Boston website.


Our events are enriched by your presence and we are committed to making them accessible.

Please email us at [email protected] to request accommodations.


June 24-28, 2024

Northeastern University
Boston, MA