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.

Upcoming Events

We post calls for conferences, special journal issues, symposia, and other major design research events. Want to add your event to the list? Send details through our online form.

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:

  • Get discounts to conferences and events
  • Receive our quarterly DRS newsletter
  • Post news items, events, and jobs
  • Connect with other members and start discussion threads
  • Join our Special Interest Groups
  • Gain access to DRS publications and archives

Recent News

We post updates on DRS activities and share design research news from around the world. Contact DRS online editor Isabel Prochner editor@designresearchsociety.org to discuss posting a news item.