Why Join the Design Society?

Who are Design Society members?

The Design Society is a community dedicated to design and the study of design. By joining you become part of the community.

Membership is open to people with recognised qualifications and/or experience in the fields of design research, design practice, design management, and design education.

Membership Benefits

Access to Knowledge

  • Unlimited access to more than 8000 research papers and more than 200 PhD theses
  • Quarterly e-newsletter providing regular news on the activities of the Society and the Design Community
  • Discounts on Summer Schools and Workshops
  • Reduced personal subscriptions to key journals 

Be part of a Community

  • Enjoy member discounts at Design Society endorsed events such as Design, DSM, ICorD, E&PDE, ICDC, JCM.
  • Enjoy member discounts at our International bi-annual flagship event – ICED.
  • Access to online member directory - list of members and contact details
  • Opportunity to shape the future of the Society. The Society is democratic and open to all disciplines; any member can become involved and contribute
  • Option to join a Special Interest Group that links to your interest area

Develop your Career

  • Design Science Journal - $1000 reduction in Article Publishing Charge for DS members
  • Journal of Engineering Design and CoDesign - 50% reduction in Article Publishing Charge for DS members
  • Free job advertisements for DS members – saving you over £100 per job advert
  • Young Member events


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