• Thank you Colombia!

    After an overwhelmingly successful conference in Bogota, Cali and Medellin (Colombia), we still color the colors of care! Thanks everybody who helped making this possible!
  • An amazing experience!

    Part of the D&E2014 delegates posing during one of the engaging breaks.

Our mission

the Design & Emotion society raises issues and facilitates dialogue among practitioners, researchers, and industry, in order to integrate salient themes of emotional experience into the design profession.
What we are

The Design & Emotion society is established in 1999 as an international network of researchers, designers and companies sharing an interest in experience driven design. The network is used to exchange insights, research, tools and methods that support the involvement of emotional experience in product design. The daily board is based in The Netherlands.

Although the initiative originated from the discipline of product design and design research, through the years practitioners from other design disciplines such as interaction design and branding design, contributed and benefited from the network and activities.

What we do

The activities organised by the society offer a platform where professionals meet. Besides occasional initiatives, we organise the biannual International Conference on Design & Emotion as well as Design & Emotion workshops.

Why we do it

In the years before the first Conference on Design and Emotion (Delft, 1999), the founders of the society experienced a growing interest in the topic. They also observed however, that although many people in several disciplines were actively studying the possibility of involving users’ emotions in the design process, these initiatives were often isolated from each other. As the founders believed that the various parties would strongly benefit from learning about their mutual approaches, they decided to invite the pioneers in the emerging field to join them for the first Conference on Design & Emotion.

Today, after a series of successful conferences we observe a world wide acknowledgement of the significance of the area of design and emotion. Different sub movements arise and critical reflections to experience driven design emerge. We acclaim this lively course and willingly accept the challenge to guide and stimulate the ongoing dialogue.

Your participation

We are an open network and you are invited to participate! Become a member today and share your expertise, experiences and views on design and emotion.

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