Design Society Committees

Since early 2018, the Design Society has strengthened its organisation by the establishment of a number of Standing (permanent) and Ad Hoc (temporary) Committees. These Committees comprise mainly current and past members of the AB, but also some members, who may not have a current formal role in the BM/AB structure.

The Committees address the following general needs of the Society:

  • Engage AB and (as needed) other Society members in ongoing Society activities in a more continuous, systematic way.
  • Support the workload of the BM and advising BM decision-making in a more direct way.
  • Advise and support individual BM members that have responsible roles for specific Society tasks.
  • Study specific issues as they arise and provide action advise to the BM.

Each BM member serves as BM liaison to one or more of these committees. Each AB member serves on at least one of these committees.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Communications Committee
Advise on internal and external Society communications, including website, newsletter, social media, and general marketing and publicity.
Members: Kilian Gericke (chair), Kristin Paetzold, Monica Bordegoni
BM Liaison: Claudia Eckert, Tim McAloone

 

Events Committee
Coordinate practices etc. across DS owned, co-owned and endorsed events, across SIGs etc.; establish and communicate best practices. 
Members: Yukari Nagai, Mario Štorga (chair), Sandro Wartzack
BM Liaison: Gaetano Cascini

 

Government Relations Committee
Facilitate and influence decision making by government bodies on matters of importance to the Society, e.g., funding priorities and projects. The Committee can (i) serve as a catalyzer of connections between DS members to foster creation of core teams to set up proposals, disseminate information on calls through the web site for example, sharing successful experiences;  (ii) identify relevant institutions or groups for the DS or DS members to join, such as national agencies and programs.
Members: Jean-François Boujut, Marco Cantamessa (chair), John Clarkson
BM Liaison: Tim McAloone, Georges Fadel

 

Honors and Awards Committee
Manage awards for Fellows and Honorary Fellows; define possible other awards and associated processes.
Members: Alex Duffy (chair), John Gero, Dorian Marjanović, Chris McMahon
BM Liaison: Panos Papalambros

 

Industry Relations Committee
Identify strategic needs and priorities for competence, knowledge, and research in industrially relevant areas, including new opportunities for industries (new business) and/or new constraints, regulations etc. that need to be met during design as they might result from societal challenges. Communicate these to the members, support relations and collaborate with Government Relations Committee.
Members: Albert Albers (chair), Ola Isaksson, Dieter Krause, Kevin Otto, Bernard Yannou
BM Liaison: Georges Fadel

 

Membership Committee
Work on policies for new, continuing, and institutional members, including members from non-academic communities.
Members: Yvonne Eriksson, Harrison Kim, Udo Lindemann, Anja Maier (chair)
BM Liaison: Claudia Eckert

 

Publications Committee 
Strengthen visibility, rigor, and value of Society publications. Undertake specific initiatives as needed.
Members: Steven Eppinger, William Ion (chair), Yoram Reich, Yasushi Umeda
BM Liaison: Gaetano Cascini

 

Young Members Committee
Maintain engagement of young members, including continuing membership and special events. Identify specific values that the Society can offer such as career development.
Members: Julie Stal-Le Cardinal, Peter Törlind, Maria Yang (chair)
BM Liaison: Claudia Eckert

AD-HOC COMMITTEES

Body of Knowledge Committee
Build upon previous WG; interface with SIGs; undertake specific initiatives as needed. 
Members: Petra Badke-Schaub, Lucienne Blessing (chair), Yong Se Kim, Carolyn Conner Seepersad
BM Liaison: Georges Fadel

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