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The Design Society, established in 2000, is an interdisciplinary community of academics and industry practitioners with the goal of developing and promoting a robust, usable and scalable means of designing complex solutions that a sustainable and globalised society needs to thrive, in the 21st century.

We see the development of Design Science, through design research, design teaching and design practice, as the enabler for maturing novel technologies into innovative solutions, as well as a way to engage diverse people in articulating their needs and challenges and to participate and even lead the creation of appropriate solutions.

Our aim is to develop the innovative means that support designers in their practice. At the same time, we support the exchange of best practices to improve the routine design and conduct research to develop and maintain solid theoretical foundations of design.

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The Design Society has an extensive palette of conferences, seminars, meetings, research schools and other collaborations. Explore these here!

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All DS publications are available electronically for Society members to download free of charge through this web site.

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SIGs provide opportunities for DS members and non-members to network, share ideas, experience and knowledge, collaborate, learn and open new research topics.


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Job Vacancies

Assistant Professor, Data Visualization

Assistant Professor, Data Visualization

The University of South Florida’s College of the Arts invites applications for an exciting new interdisciplinary tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Data Visualization. (Apply online by 14 March 2024)

Job Vacancies

Professor & Director, School of Art & Art History

Professor & Director, School of Art & Art History

The School of Art & Art History at the University of South Florida is searching for an innovative, creative, and visionary leader who is ready to build on its success and chart a new direction toward a vibrant future. (Apply online by 15 March 2024)

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