In response to suggestions by its international membership, the Design Research Society has set up Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as a way of providing its members with a forum for their interests and to engage and work actively together around the world.
Special Interest Groups provide a forum for specific areas of research which are of interest to the Design Research Community and its members. SIGs organise events and discussion in a number of ways to facilitate the exchange and development of best practice in the field. Each SIG is organised by a convenor who is supported by an organising group and the SIG members.
DRS members are invited to join any Special Interest Group to contribute actively to research in the subject area of their chosen group.
There are currently five Special Interest Groups:
- Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG)
- Special Interest Group on Wellbeing and Happiness (SIGWELL)
- Design Pedagogy Special Interest Group (PedSIG)
- Special Interest Group for Objects, Practices, Experiences, Networks (OPENSIG)
- Inclusive Design Special Interest Group (Inclusive SIG)
DRS members are also invited to initiate new SIGs by making a proposal to DRS Council. If you would like to propose a new SIG, please contact Dr Kristina Niedderer for a proposal form and to discuss your proposal:
Dr Kristina Niedderer
DRS Secretary for Special Interest Groups