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Design is at a critical point of its evolution in the society, and is working to define its business role as a strategic asset to drive economic growth and sustainable innovation.

DMI's mission supports and strengthens the expansion and integration of design management into the complex cultural matrix of corporations.

DMI is the only organization that connects global business, design, and education leaders to advance the role of design and design thinking to drive excellence, innovation, and social change. 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. And only DMI members receive discounts to conferences and workshop sessions.


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DMI offers participation at four levels, accommodating a variety of budgets and team sizes. Use the comparison chart to find the most suitable membership level for you, your team, or your organization.

    Discounted membership rates are also available to qualified students, academics, and public sector employees.


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    DMI membership provides you with the resources and opportunities to:

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    • Solve professional challenges

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    Our members are at every position in private and public enterprise, with cross-disciplinary and multi-industry design perspectives.


    Managers, entrepreneurs, researchers, teachers, and students- all are on the quest for excellence in design and leading others to understand the value design brings to every organization.


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    Kevin BethuneKevin Bethune is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life

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