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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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The Design Society has an extensive palette of conferences, seminars, meetings, research schools and other collaborations. Explore these here!

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SIGs provide opportunities for DS members and non-members to network, share ideas, experience and knowledge, collaborate, learn and open new research topics.

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AFRICA-DESIGN

AFRICA-DESIGN

AFRICA-DESIGN is a Design Society initiative to build a network of design researchers, educators, and practitioners based in African countries with particular emphasis on design for sustainable development.

Workshops & Seminars

Design for Social Innovation

Design for Social Innovation

In this program based in Brazil, students will undertake a hands-on experience aimed at collaboratively designing innovative solutions to tackle complex social issues, together with key stakeholders.

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Lightweight Design in Product Development

Lightweight Design in Product Development

The purpose of this thematic collection is to selectively address and discuss actual topics along the entire value chain from material to design and fabrication, sharing achievements at the leading edge of research ...

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Design Research in Industry

Design Research in Industry

This Thematic Collection seeks to contain high quality and novel contributions reporting on how design research relates to design practice.

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