• Prof. Marc Hassenzahl winner of SLOW GLOW AWARD 2016

    During the 10th conference on Design & Emotion in Amsterdam, for the 4th time the Slow Glow award was handed out by Marco van Hout of D&E.
Local Chapters

The idea

The Design & Emotion Society is lucky to have many friends and members from different places all over the world. In order to increase local activities and contact between members of our community, we have recently decided to endorse local initiatives under the D&E flag: the D&E Local Chapters.


D&E Local Chapters are locally run and organised under the International D&E flag. A Chapter’s objectives are to organise local events (cocktails, seminars, lectures, meet-ups etc.) to support the International Design & Emotion Society in its objectives and mission (see above).In this way, Local Chapters will stir up discussion around the theme of design and emotion. Local Chapters are expected to share outcomes with the local and international community.

To be a Local Chapter of the Design & Emotion Society, you need a license

No one is permitted to establish a chapter or organise an event under D&E’s name, unless he or she has been granted a license to do so by D&E.

Who is eligible for a license?

Anyone who desires to take on the task of locally facilitating dialogue among practitioners, researchers and industry in order to integrate salient themes of emotional experience into the design profession (our mission).

Licenses are granted to one person, the chapter license holder, and most likely the applicant of the chapter request. Licenses are granted under the condition that:

The applicant or license holder has attended one of the bi-annual conferences or events organized by D&E.

This condition is related to the fact that we believe that a shared experience creates true bonds and a deeper connection. It is our aim that D&E and D&E chapters are connected through a shared vision, a shared passion and a shared history (or experience).

Please download and read the complete guidelines.

Interested? Propose your local initiative

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