The Design Society, founded in 2000, is an international, non-governmental NGO whose members share a common interest in design. It strives to devote to a broad and established understanding of all aspects of development and design, and to promote the use of results and knowledge for the good of mankind.
The Society commence a range of activities including paper publication, conferences (e.g. the International Conference on Engineering Design, which was held in Copenhagen in the year of early 2011), Special Interest Groups in a variety of topics and Branches in different parts of the world. The Design Society is built on the foundations laid by the WDK (Workshop Design-Konstruktion) Society, which was an informally constituted international society hinge on a common interest in engineering design and founded in the early nineteen eighties. In 2001, all previous activities and responsibilities of WDK were taken over by the Design Society, including the right to continue the ICED conferences, which were started in Rome in 1981 and are held every two years.
Membership of the Society is open to persons with recognised design qualifications and/or experience in the fields of design research, design management, design practice and design education The Society is commanded by a Board of Management which is responsible for managing all business of the Society. The Board of Management comprises five elected members of the Society including the President, Vice President and Secretary. The Design Society is an endowment body, registered in Scotland under the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, number SC 031694Read More»