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General Member Program

The Institute's membership program assists design managers in their professional development, and through its initiatives provides a vital resource for the mutual sharing of expertise. Members include consultants, corporate design managers, and scholars from around the world.

The Design Management Institute is the leading international organization dedicated to improving the management and utilization of design. The Institute develops educational programs and conferences, conducts research projects, produces publications, and disseminates timely, leading-edge information.

Professional Membership

For individual design management professionals interested in design management information and career development opportunities.
Cost: $350/Year
  • Subscription to the quarterly Design Management Journal, the first scholarly journal on design management

  • Subscription to the bimonthly DMI News

  • Information exchange with design management professionals from around the world

  • Listing in and a copy of the annual Member Directory

  • Listing on the Institute Web site Links area

  • Complimentary copies of up to three DMI special reports, case studies or reprints per year -- on a request basis

  • Preferred rates on other Institute publications and resources for professional development

  • Advance notice and early registration privileges for Institute conferences, workshops, and symposia

  • 10% discount on conference fees

  • Priority access to state-of-the-art design management case study research developed with the Harvard Business School, London Business School and other institutions

  • Unlimited access to the Institute's Center for Information

Academic Membership

For universities and public service organizations.
Cost: $400/Year
All individual membership benefits sent to enrolled department member plus:

  • 20% discount on conference fees for designated department staff members

  • Subscriptions to the DMI News for designated department staff members

Group Membership

For corporate departments and consultancies.
Cost: $1,500/Year
All individual membership benefits sent to enrolled member plus:

  • 20% discount on conference fees for designated group members at one location

  • Subscriptions to DMI News for designated group members from one location

  • Two additional subscriptions to the Design Management Journal

Organization Membership

For corporations and consultancies.
Cost: $3,000/Year
All individual membership benefits sent to enrolled company member plus:

  • Complimentary copies of all Institute case studies, reports, and publications sent to the enrolled member

  • 25% discount on conference fees for other colleagues within the company

  • Subscriptions to DMI News for designated staff members

  • Three additional subscriptions to the Design Management Journal

Student Membership

For individuals and students interested in design management information.
Cost: $105/Year -- US; $130/Year -- Foreign
  • Subscription to the quarterly Design Management Journal, the first scholarly journal on design management

  • Subscription to the bimonthly DMI News

  • Information exchange with design management professionals from around the world

Leadership Member Program

The Institute also sponsors The Forum, a member group of prominent international design management executives, their chief executive officers, and leading experts in related research, education and practice. Members of The Forum are on the forefront of design management thinking and practice. They participate in exclusive invitational meetings and receive priority access to and participation in the Institute's research, education, and informational programs. For further information, please contact Earl Powell, President of the Institute.


This document was last updated October 17, 1996.




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