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The Design Society is an international non-governmental, non-profit organisation whose members share a common interest in design. The Society strives to contribute to a broad and rigorous understanding of all aspects of design, and to promote the use of design knowledge for the good of humanity and the world we live in.

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Workshops & Seminars

Decision-Making SIG Workshop

Decision-Making SIG Workshop

Design Decision-Making in Organisational Complex Systems. Join us to discuss and deliver a big and discipline-bridging picture of decision-making in product design and development. Join us on the 31st Jan and 1st Feb 2019 in Cambridge.


In Memoriam: Professor Ken Wallace

In Memoriam: Professor Ken Wallace

Ken Wallace 1944-2018: It is with great sadness that the Design Society has learnt of the death of founder member and Honorary Fellow Professor Ken Wallace.

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About the Design Society

About the Design Society

The Design Society is an association of individuals across the world, who deeply care about design. We are an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation.

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