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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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20 years of The Design Society

20 years of The Design Society

The year 2020 marks a milestone for The Design Society achieving 20 years of a worldwide community towards Design research, education and practice.

Workshops & Seminars

PubliER 2020

PubliER 2020

Publications for Early Researchers: How can the Industries of the Future contribute to address the forthcoming challenges of our society?


NordDesign 2020

NordDesign 2020

The NordDesign conferences serve as a Nordic complement to the larger international conferences in design and product development, but we also wish to welcome participants from all other countries.


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