The Design Society Exchange provides a place for the desemination of Design methods and case studies on Design, for all Design Society members to contribute and share.
Design methods provide a structure to the fuzzy and open-ended human-centered design process. We have curated a comprehensive collection of methods, organized to help you navigate the ambiguous nature of design. Our methods are actionable - with best practices, instructions for use, resources, and more to help you seamlessly embed design thinking into your work.
By providing contextual examples of design methods in practice, we hope to support designers address complex challenges through a human-centered design process. Our ever-growing collection of case studies is meant to inspire and empower the design community to creatively embed methods in practice.
The Design Exchange was initially a joint project led by UC Berkeley and M.I.T. working with the international community of design academics and practitioners.
The knowledge was built as part of a series of workshops with Autodesk, Frog, Goto Media, DesignMap, and IDEO. This work was initially partially supported by NSF grant CMMI-1334361.
The Design Society adopted the library of methods and case studies in June 2021 for prosperity.