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

  • Access to more than 11000 research papers and more than 300 PhD theses
  • Monthly e-newsletter providing regular news on the activities of the Society and the Design community
  • Reduced personal subscriptions to DS endorsed design journals

Belong to a vibrant worldwide community that cares about design

  • Enjoy member discounts at our International biennial flagship event – ICED.
  • Enjoy member discounts at DS co-owned and endorsed events such as Design, DSM, ICorD, E&PDE, ICDC, JCM.
  • Discounts on Summer Schools and Workshops
  • Interact with peers, junior and senior design researchers and practitioners
  • 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
  • Join a Special Interest Group and/or Regional Chapters 

Develop your Career

  • $1000 reduction in Article Publishing Charge for DS members in the DS flagship journal, the Design Science Journal
  • Highly reduced Article Publishing Charge (APC) for DS members in the Journal of Engineering Design, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design and CoDesign
  • Free job advertisements on our website and newsletter for DS members, saving you £110 per job advert
  • Attend doctoral symposiums and other young member events
  • A Member is entitled to append to their name the initial letters indicating their membership as follows:
    • Honorary Fellow and Fellow F.D.S
    • Member M.D.S
    • Associate Member A.M.D.S


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