These pages contain the official proceedings of the 4th biennial conference of the Design Research Society, held in Sheffield UK from 16th to 19th July, 2008. The title of the conference was Undisciplined! and it brought together over 150 delegates from across the world working in design. It provided an opportunity for researchers to tell us about new inquiries and interesting contributions to our knowledge and understanding.

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Users can browse the official proceedings below and also look through a selection of documents relating to the conference, including the original call for papers and the key note addresses.

Undisciplined! Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2008. David Durling, Chris Rust, Lin-Lin Chen, Philippa Ashton and Ken Friedman (editors)
Published 2009 by Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. ISBN: 978-1-84387-293-1

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Wednesday 16 July - Session 1
Wednesday 16 July - Session 2
Wednesday 16 July - Session 3
Thursday 17 July - Session 4
Thursday 17 July - Session 5
Thursday 17 July - Session 6
Thursday 17 July - Session 7
Friday 18 July - Session 8
Friday 18 July - Session 9
Friday 18 July - Session 10
Friday 18 July - Session 11
Saturday 19 July - Session 12