In recent years, design research has witnessed a “social turn” where researchers have looked to make change in social contexts as opposed to wholly commercial ends. This “social turn” has encompassed a range of activities and interventions that constitute a more “socially-driven” form of design, which suggests that researchers and practitioners from non-design disciplines are central to realising change in social situations.
In 2020, the German Prevention Congress (DPT) will celebrate its 25th jubilee! This successful and much enjoyed event will welcome German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier as patron of this prestigious anniversary Congress. As a reflection of changing times, this year’s Congress — which includes the 14 th Annual International Forum –– will discuss the digital revolution. The main topic of the 25 th Jubilee is to be “Smart Prevention – Prevention in the Digital World.”