Design Research Society

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The Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG) is the first Special Interest Group of the DRS.

EKSIG is concerned with the understanding and role of knowledge in research and professional practice in design in order to clarify fundamental principles and practices of using design practice within research both with regard to research regulations and requirements, and research methodology.

EKSIG runs a biennial conference series, special strands at the DRS and IASDR conferences. It also runs a discussion list, which is used for announcements and debate about the core issues of knowledge and methodology in research and practice in the creative disciplines.

To join EKSIG, please contact Prof Nithikul Nimkurat:

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EKSIG Discussion List

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Design Research PhD Opportunities

The Institute for Design Innovation at Loughborough University announces two new PhD opportunities

Swiss Design Network Symposium

Unfrozen – 1st Design Research Winter Summit

After three years in hibernation, the Swiss Design Network invites you to Unfrozen, the 9th SDN Symposium and the first SDN Design Research Winter Summit – January, 28-31 2016.

Society for Social Studies of Science Conference

The 4S 2015 Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, USA from 11-14 November. Calls for papers are now open. Further information can be found at

Design Studies: Call for Special Issue papers

Design Processes in Service Innovation

Contributions are invited from experts in service design from various fields, such as industrial design, engineering, marketing, operations and economics. Papers can be conceptual, descriptive of current design practices, or action-oriented towards new standards of design processes.