DRS Member Benefits

Member subscriptions are vital in allowing the Society to achieve its objectives in promoting Design Research in all its forms and across all disciplines. The DRS Council work voluntarily and member subscriptions allow us to organise international conferences and events as well as providing student bursaries. We are always looking for members to become more involved with the Society so let us know if you have ideas which can help achieve our objectives.

In addition to helping further Design Research members benefit from the following:

Discount to the DRS biennial conference

The biennial DRS conference is one of the major international platforms for design research. Many of the papers presented contribute significantly to the design research knowledge base. DRS members are entitled to a discounted conference fee.

Next conference: DRS 2018, The University of Limerick, Ireland

Discount to DRS sponsored events

DRS sponsors design research events internationally. DRS members are informed of such events and entitled to discounted delegate fees.

Further details about upcoming DRS events

The opportunity to form and be a part of Special Interest Groups

Members benefit from the opportunity to be involved in one of the Society's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which are designed to encourage debate and disseminate ideas on academic research and teaching in a focused research area. SIGs form specialist streams at the DRS Biennial Conferences.

Find out more about DRS special interest groups

Design Research News

The Design Research Newsletter is sponsored by the Society, and is a monthly emailed newsletter with up to date information on design research events, current calls for papers for journals and conferences, job opportunities, and other events and announcements.

DRN is run on behalf of the DRS and members can subscribe for free. In the interests of wider dissemination of research news, DRN is also open to other subscribers with a current membership of over 9000.

Further details about Design Research News

Discounts to academic journals and books

Members are entitled up to 50% discount for several leading art and design journals including:

Design Studies

CoDesign Special subscription rate of US$65/£40 for members of The Design Research Society. Contact Taylor and Francis on +44 (0)20 7017 5543 or societies@tandf.co.uk to subscribe.

Information Design Journal

Both Gower Publishing and Elsevier Publishing offer discounts on a variety of publications for DRS members.

The opportunity to become a Fellow of the DRS

Members of the Design Research Society who have significant experience in design research can apply to be elected to Fellow of the DRS.

Fellowship of the DRS has significant benefits including:

  • Conferment acknowledges an established record of achievement in design research.
  • Personal use of the suffix FDRS in recognition of being a Fellow of the Society.
  • Attainment provides peer recognition as a researcher of professional standing and competence.
  • Member of a network of leading international design researchers at the cutting edge of their subjects.
  • Fellows are entitled to all the regular benefits of membership.

If you are a DRS member, you may apply to become a Fellow of the Society at any time. Applications are reviewed by the Fellows Election Committee, chaired by the President, Professor Nigel Cross.

Upcoming Events

DRS Conference 2018 - Call for Track Sessions

DRS 2018 is now accepting Track Session Proposals.

The deadline is 16th May 2017 and proposals can be submitted here: https://www.conftool.pro/drs2018/

LearnxDesign 2017 Paper deadline extended.

The deadline for the Call for Papers has been extended to 24th February 2017.

Further details can be found here:  http://lxd2017.london/

The submission website is here: https://www.conftool.net/lxd2017/index.php?page=index

PLATE 2017 – Product Lifetimes and the Environment

8-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers Deadline: 13th January 2017

http://www.plateconference.org/second-plate-conference/

 

Design Management Academy 2017 - Call for papers

7-9 June 2017,Hong Kong.

Call for Papers Deadline: 9 January 2016

http://designmanagementacademy.com/dma2017/paper_submission/theme/

 

The 12th EAD Conference: “Design for Next...” 

12-14 April 2017. La Sapienza in Rome Italy

http://www.designfornext.org/index.html

 

CUMULUS 2017: REDO

30 May–2 June 2017. Design School Kolding, Denmark.

http://cumuluskolding2017.org/

 

MODE Motion Design Education Summit

June 7-9, 2017. The Ohio State University, USA.

http://www.modesummit.com/

 

EKSIG 2017 - ALIVE . ACTIVE . ADAPTIVE - Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials

19-20 June 2017, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

 http://www.eksig2017.com/

 

See all upcoming events

 

 

Call for Papers

PLATE 2017 – Product Lifetimes and the Environment

8-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers Deadline: 13th January 2017

http://www.plateconference.org/second-plate-conference/

Design Management Academy 2017 - Call for papers

7-9 June 2017,Hong Kong.

Call for Papers Deadline: 9 January 2016

http://designmanagementacademy.com/dma2017/paper_submission/theme/