What We Do

The Design Research Society is a learned society committed to promoting and developing design research. Founded in 1966, It is the longest established, multi-disciplinary worldwide society for the design research community. Our international Conference series, Special Interest Groups, and online presence draws together a community from around the world in all areas of design research. 

DRS Membership

Join the DRS to gain access to an international network of design researchers as well as many other opportunities and member benefits.

DRS Events

Find out what's happening in design research around the world. Advertise and promote your event to the international design research community.

Jobs & Opportunities

Looking for a design researcher? Find or advertise design research opportunities around the world.

Become a Member of the DRS

Sign Up to the Design Research Society today and join an international community of design researchers.

As a member you can:

  • Post news items, events, and jobs
  • Search for other members and start discussion threads
  • Receive discounts to conferences and events
  • Gain access to DRS publication archives

Upcoming Events

Conferences, special journal issues, symposia, and other major design research events.


The Design Research Society Conference 2018

Conference website

Recent News

Design research news and articles from around the world.