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DMI seeks to improve organizations worldwide through the effective integration and management of design and design principles for economic, social and environmental benefit.

The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international membership organization that connects design to business, to culture, to customers—and to the changing world. Founded in 1975, DMI brings together educators, researchers, designers, and leaders from every design discipline, every industry, and every corner of the planet to facilitate transformational organizational change and design driven innovation. DMI focuses it's mission in three areas: design valuation, education, and connection.


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DMI is the largest community of design and innovation leaders across industries and across the globe. Members have connection to peers, academics and industry thought leaders in every aspect of design, design thinking, design management and design education. In addition, members gain exclusive access to the world’s largest and foremost body of design management & business content, with hundreds of articles, updated conference video, and case studies.

DMI is a public advocate for the economic, social and cultural importance of design. Join us.



DMI is headed by President Carole Bilson, and supported by a Board of Directors with diverse backgrounds in industry, academia, consulting, and design across a number of disciplines. In addition, the Institute benefits from an active, International Advisory Council comprised of leading members of the profession, a Research and Advisory Council, the DMI Review Editorial Advisors, and Institute Fellows.


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Design Management Institute
38 Chauncy Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02111 USA

Telephone: 617-338-6380
Fax: 617-338-6570


dmi: Staff

Carole Bilson

Patricia Olshan
Program Coordinator
e-mail | 617-338-6380 ext 233

Christopher Hancock
Systems Manager
e-mail | 617-338-6380 ext 224

Anne Lyon
Director Communication & Content Strategy
email | 617-338-6380 ext 226

LeAnn Lewis
Financial Controller (part-time)


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