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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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Conferences

IASDR 2019 conference announcement

IASDR 2019 conference announcement

The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) 2019 Conference will be hosted by Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK on 02-05 September 2019.

News

E&PDE 2019 visual papers track

E&PDE 2019 visual papers track

E&PDE will be trialling a new visual papers track at the next conference. Submissions for this and for regular papers is due the 19th November.

Workshops & Seminars

12th Design Theory SIG Paris Workshop

12th Design Theory SIG Paris Workshop

We are glad to invite you to participate, submit presentations or suggest topics for the 12th SIG Design Theory Paris Workshop which be held during January 28th to 29th and the 3rd Tutorial on Design Theory to be held January 30th to February 1st.

Conferences

CAD'19

CAD'19

CAD'19 welcomes novel contributions on the theory and applications of Computer Aided Design including, but not limited to, modeling, analysis, high-performance graphics, data management, knowledge engineering, collaborative design etc

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.

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