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Recent News

We post updates on DRS activities and share design research news from around the world. Contact DRS online editor Anna Talley to discuss posting a news item or upcoming event.

Become a Member of the DRS

Be part of the future of design research.

DRS members have access to a wide range of opportunities to engage with and contribute to the design research community: from posting and connecting with others on our online platform, joining special interest groups (SIGs), and accessing DRS publications and archives, to attending conferences and other events (at a discounted rate).

The DRS relies on member support to continue its work in creating, maintaining, and sustaining vital infrastructures, resources, and platforms that can support and grow design research as a discipline. Through member support, the DRS is able to maintain an open-access digital library, run initiatives that provide material support for design researchers at all career stages (including support for PhD students), provide a professional level of communication and community outreach (such as our popular newsletter), and more. This in turn can expand possibilities for thriving careers in design research.

Become a member of the DRS today to join an international community in co-creating the future of design research.

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.

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.