Everybody starts off small. And then they find their way. With talent, skill and a little help. This is why we founded the iF DESIGN TALENTS GmbH, and equipped it with initial financial resources. This limited company does not make a profit in the traditional sense.
The Design Council is an independent charity. In 2011 we integrated with Cabe, the government’s advisor on design in the built environment.
Since we were established by Winston Churchill in 1944, we’ve experienced design’s ability to transform organisations, products, services and even lives. Today, we share that experience in many different ways, working with a variety of people to champion and encourage the use of great design.
At the Design Management Institute we connect design to business, to culture, to customers—to the changing world. We bring together educators, researchers, designers, and leaders from every design discipline, every industry, and every corner of the planet. The results are transformational. Design that delivers competitive advantage. Design that raises the bar of performance, fit, and feel. Design that touches the heart and mind. Design that creates a unique and memorable bond. Design that changes the world.
Over the decades, The Design Management Institute has been the place where the world’s most experienced, creative, and ambitious design leaders gather to share, distill, and amplify their knowledge. Because when you tap into the members and knowledge of DMI, you can change everything.
For designers that want to become design managers. Design managers that want to become organizational leaders. For organizations that want to become world leaders. This is the place!
The Design Research Society, hereafter referred to as the Society, shall be a voluntary non-profit-making body of persons associated for the purpose of promoting the study of and research into the process of designing in all its many fields, and of furthering education and the application of design knowledge through the collection, preservation and dissemination of information by whatever means are deemed from time to time to be appropriate with a view to furthering the development of design skills and knowledge.
The Design Society is an international non-governmental, non-profit making organisation whose members share a common interest in design. It strives to contribute to a broad and established understanding of all aspects of design, and to promote the use of results and knowledge for the good of humanity.
The Society is very active in publishing papers and proceedings on design topics, and it has a developing portfolio of other design resources available to members including a repository of theses and collaborative agreements with a number of design research journals.
With its roots reaching back to 1938 and founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. The society produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate and graduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 30 professional chapters in the US and internationally, and 17 special interest sections representing diverse topics from Design for the Majority to Materials and Processes to Ecodesign and Young Professionals.
The International Association of Societies of Design Research was formally established on November 1, 2005.
The Association is an international, non-governmental, non-profit-making, charitable organisation.
The Association is comprised of member societies of design research from around the world.
The purpose of the Association is to promote research or study into or about the activity of design in all its many fields of application, through encouraging collaboration on an international level between independent societies of design research.
The Association will promote, amongst other activities, the organisation of biennial International Congresses of Design Research, at appropriate venues around the world.