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Organizations and Websites
This is a small selection of related associations, organizations, institutions and websites.
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
“International association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of the research culture and a supporting infrastructure in architecture and related design disciplines. Since its founding as a non-profit corporation in 1976, ARCC has represented a concerted commitment to the improvement of the physical environment and the quality of life.”
Building Research Establishment, U.K.
“One of the UK's leading research organisations participating in a wide range of research projects funded by private industry, the UK Government, and the European Union… Provides a complete range of consultancy, testing and commissioned research services covering all aspects of the built environment, and associated industries…”
Design Research in the Netherlands
Website and organization of the Design Systems group from Eindhoven University of Technology, they focus on design research activities in the Netherlands, across all designing domains: architecture, civil engineering, machine engineering, electronics, industrial design, fashion, graphic design, computer science, and so forth.
Design Research Society
A multi-disciplinary learned society for the design research community worldwide. Its website has pointers to many design research resources, and news about DRS, its publications and events.
Design Thinking Research Symposia
A series of international, annual workshops that synthesize the contributions of an international community, report current work, and identify and promote necessary further research. The symposia have resulted in a number of books and articles.
EDRA Environmental Design and Research Association
“An international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 by design professionals, social scientists, students, educators, and facility managers. Purpose is the advancement and dissemination of environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the interrelationships between people, their built and natural surroundings, and helping to create environments responsive to human needs.”
Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
Focus on the ID program, but information on research projects and publications.