Research field: Design Science Research
The Design Research Society sponsors and is affiliated with a wide range of design research events. These include conferences and events of the International Association of Design Research Societies (IASDR). The Design Research Society in collaboration with host universities organises the DRS biennial international conferences. One a year, usually in October, the DRS has elections for its Council accompanied by the DRS Annual General Meeting and Symposium. The DRS organises a variety of symposia and provides support and sponsorship for design research events for affiliated organisation.
"The Design Research Society presents two awards: The annual Design Studies Award - presented jointly with Elsevier Science the publishers of Design Studies. The DRS Lifetime Achievement Award - presented at appropriate times to individuals who have made distinctive and important contributions to the design research field over their lifetimes," Nigel Cross, President, Design Research Society