The DRS is one of the founding members of The International Association of Societies of Design Research which was formally established on November 1, 2005.
The Association is an international, non-governmental, non-profit-making, charitable organisation comprised of member societies of design research from around the world.
The purpose of the Association is to promote research or study into or about the activity of design in all its many fields of application, through encouraging collaboration on an international level between independent societies of design research.
The Association will promote, amongst other activities, the organisation of biennial International Congresses of Design Research, at appropriate venues around the world.
IASDR Congress 2015 Brisbane, Australia 2-5 November
A global forum for presentation and discussion of the INTERPLAY of design research and applications across all domains of design, science, technology and arts. This continual INTERPLAY provides opportunities to explore interaction between cross-disciplinary knowledge and various design research approaches. IASDR 2015 aims to establish trans-disciplinary research platforms across diverse domains to foster new research and education opportunities and stimulate innovation. Visit the conference website for more information. http://iasdr2015.com/
You can read about past IASDR events here http://www.iasdr.org/node/35