Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The Design Society supports Special Interests Groups (SIGs). SIGs provide DS members and non-members opportunities to network, share ideas, experience and knowledge, collaborate, learn and open new research topics.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) may be established with the approval of the Board of Management. SlGs organise events and activities within a particular area of interest to further the Society‘s aims and objectives. Two or three leaders manage a SIG and have an appropriate committee (steering committee) established to support the SIG Leaders in carrying out their tasks. The SIG leaders must be members of the Design Society.

SIGs welcome non-DS members to participate in some of their activities to allow them to appreciate the benefits of being part of the DS community.

The Design Society community has a wide selection of Special Interest Groups available in the Design Research field, have a look and see what is of interest to you. Design Society members are reminded that they can choose to receive updates regarding SIG activities in their membership profile. Scroll down to 'My Network' in your profile settings and select the Special Interest Group(s) that you would like to follow. By selecting, you will be considered a SIG member and be contacted, in due course, by the respective SIG leader(s), with information and announcements about the SIG(s).

If you don't see a SIG covering your research interests, why not consider setting one up? Find out How to Start and Run a SIG.

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