The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to heighten awareness of design as an essential part of business strategy. Founded in 1975, DMI has become the leading resource and international authority on design management. DMI has earned a reputation worldwide as a multifaceted resource, providing invaluable know-how, tools and training through its conferences, seminars, membership program, and publications.
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News About DMI
dmi: 2020 Design Value Awards
Design Management Institute is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Design Value Awards. The Awards honor teams that have worked across boundaries to deliver significant value through design or design management practices.
dmi:Design Value Award 2019
Submissions are open for the 2019 dmi:Design Value Awards. The Awards honor teams that have worked across boundaries to deliver significant value through design or design management practices.
2018 dmi:Design Value Award Winners Announced
The Design Management Institute has announced the winners of the 2018 dmi:Design Value Awards.
dmi:Design Leadership Conference Innovative Thinking on Diversity and Inclusion
This first-ever dmi:Design Leadership conference focused on diversity and inclusion will feature thought leaders and practitioners who are developing cultures of inclusion and diversity.
2018 dmi:Design Value Awards
The 2018 dmi:Design Value Awards are now open for entries. The Awards are distinctive in that they recognize the value of design as a strategic asset; honoring teams that have delivered significant value through design or design management practices expressed as positive financial gain, value to the…
DMI:Academic Design Management Conference - Next Wave: Call for Papers
Around the world, a mass movement of design researchers and practitioners are using their capabilities to enable innovation in complex systems and organizations across public and private sectors alike.
2017 dmi:Design Value Awards
Submissions for the 2017 dmi:Design Value Awards are now open. The Awards are distinctive in that they recognize the value of design as a strategic asset, honoring teams that have delivered significant value through design or design management practices expressed as positive financial gain, value to…
2017 Design Management Institute Symposium: Smart Innovation
The 2017 Design Management Institute Symposium will be held March 8-9 at the BMW Welt Business Center in Munich. The focus of the event is "Smart Innovation: Connecting Design to Strategy," an introduction into the value of design as a means to clarify business strategy, align organizations, and catalyze…
2016 dmi:Design Value Awards
The 2016 dmi:Design Value Awards are now open for entries. The Awards honor the contributions of those who have delivered significant value through design or design management practices.
DMI Academic Design Management Conference 2016: Call for Papers
The Design Management Institute has announced a call for papers for its 20th DMI:Academic Design Management Conference (ADMC16).
DMI Design Management Conference 2016: Inside Out / Outside In
DMC16 will bring together leaders to share stories of internal structures that create external success; and external influences that impact internal activities.
DMI: 40th Anniversary Design Leadership Conference
DMI will host its 40th Anniversary Design Leadership Conference on September 27-29 in Boston. DMI conferences are renown for leading-edge content, and for their intimate size that allows easy discussions between current and emerging leaders.
DMI:Design Value Awards
DMI is still accepting submissions for its Design Value Awards. The competition aims to honor the contributions of teams who have delivered significant value through Design or Design Management practices.
dmi:DMCEurope + INTERSECTION'15: Design to Align
Organizations continue to face the challenge of integrating Design as a competency into strategic, management and operational practices. The value of integration has been proven, yet the barriers to implementation remain.
dmi: Design Leadership Conference
The Design Management Institute will hold its Design Leadership Conference on September 30-October 1st in Boston.
Call For Papers DMI: 19th Academic Design Management Conference
The Design Management Institute has issued a call for papers for the 19th Academic Design Management Conference to be held in London (UK) September 3-4, 2014.
DMI Design/Management Thinking 25
DMI's Design Thinking conference moves to the Los Angeles area for the first time.
Design Management Europe 17: Designing the Next Economy
The 17th Design Management Europe conference will take place at COAM Center, Madrid, on April 23-25, 2013.
Michael Westcott Appointed President of DMI
Design Management Institute (DMI) has appointed Michael Westcott as the organization's next president.
New Ambition: Delivering the Promise of Design
In the last decade, design has earned "a seat at the table" and garnered the respect of business leaders around the globe. But what is design today? What are the qualities, skills, actions and reactions needed to deliver against the promise of design and the complex challenges of our future?
DMI Searches for Its Next President
DMI is seeking an exceptional leader to become its next president. DMI's current president, Karen Reuther, has announced that she is stepping down at the end of June.
Marketing Design Services
Today more than ever, there's a strong correlation between the success of a design firm and the effectiveness of its marketing efforts.
DMI International Research Conference 2012: Call for Papers
The Design Management Institute is soliciting submissions for an academic conference to be held August 8-9, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Team Dynamics: Resourcing for Success
Today, highly-sophisticated interaction concepts, digital user interfaces, brand guidelines and global markets add complexity to the development of products and services, which no longer can be addressed by individuals.
Designing Business Strategy: Creating Customer-centered, Holistic Strategies and Tactics
Increasingly, design thinkers are called on to solve the most challenging issues in business: how to thrive in an uncertain world, how to innovate in a regulated industry, or how to increase customer demand for products that been overextended.
Balancing Extremes: The Tensions in Design
We are no longer competing in an either-or-world. It has never been more important to break through classic trade-offs for ultimate success in getting the best products, services and experiences to market.
Design/Leadership Europe 16 Conference: Collective Design
Collaboration is design's competitive advantage in today's world. Together with a laser focus on the user as part of a group or an individual, design leads solutions to an inclusive, integrated and inspiring process that transforms experiences for a better life.
2012 Design Management Journal: Call for Papers
The 2012 issue of DMI's annual peer-reviewed publication, the Design Management Journal, will focus on Design Leadership. DMI is seeking submissions of a broad range of papers within this overarching theme.
Failure to Connect: Understanding Gen Y
This webinar will share insights into Gen Y and challenge businesses to rethink what they know about today's youth.
Service Design for Business: Key Methods and Strategies for In-House Teams
Today, there is a major shift towards providing services, as even traditional product-based businesses are now offering a broad spectrum of innovative value-added services.
DMI Design Management Annual 36: Design at Scale
The potential of design is widely acknowledged, but scaling it throughout an organization is still an enormous challenge.
DMI Appoints New President: Karen Reuther
Karen Reuther will become the next president of DMI, effective May 23, 2011.
Richard Whitehall and Brian Gillespie Join DMI's Advisory Council
DMI added Richard Whitehall, Vice President, Industrial Design, Smart Design, and Brian Gillespie, Director, Experience Design Strategy, MediaCatalyst, to the organization's Advisory Council.
Call for Papers: Design Management Journal
The 2011 issue of the Design Management Journal will build upon research regarding the expanding role of design in the triple bottom line.
DMI Design/Management Europe 15
Design has played an important value role in the events, services, and products of 2010. 2011 promises to cast a brighter light on how Design intersects and inspires business success.
DMI Design / Management Annual 35
This year's DMI annual conference will look directly into the five major macro shifts (M5) we are facing, and how Design, with a capital D, can help in new value creation (nV).
Design / Management / Brand 22 Conference
DMI's Design / Management / Brand 22 Conference will pick up where we left off last year and move the conversation forward to the next level!
Transforming Design: DMI 2010 London Conference
As we enter a new decade, we're seeing more and more business transformations trying to overcome our economic and social challenges.
Pierre Yves Panis Joins DMI's Advisory Council
DMI (Design Management Institute) announced that Pierre Yves Panis joined the DMI European Advisory Council.
DMI Announced Publishing Partnership with Wiley-Blackwell
Design Management Institute has embarked on a strategic partnership with Wiley-Blackwell for the management and distribution of DMI's two key publications: Design Management Review and Design Management Journal.
DMI Introduces New Identity and Strategic Plan
With nearly 150 design and business leaders in attendance, Thomas Lockwood PhD, President of the Design Management Institute (DMI) unveiled the organization's new identity at the 2009 DMI Re-Thinking... Design conference, in San Francisco in June.
Design, Complexity, and Change: DMI Design / Management Annual 34
In the midst of widespread turmoil, there are thought leaders and practitioners-in industry, government and academia-who are demonstrating the way forward.
Managing Creative Staff
How do you motivate your designers through the ups and downs and ongoing challenges that any organization faces?
Re-Thinking Design at DMI's Design / Management / Brand 21 Conference
The breakdowns we are currently experiencing in the world are enough to alarm even the hardiest of souls.
Exploring Sustainable Design: Adam Richardson and Sara Louise Todd
The topic of sustainable or "green" design is of increasing urgency to companies involved in product development.
REMIX: DMI's 33rd Annual Design Management Conference
Every Fall for the past 32 years, some of the planet's most insightful and influential design leaders have gathered to share, argue, and bond at the Design Management Institute's International Conference.
DMI Collaborates with Philips Design on People-driven Innovation Seminar
Insight is necessary for innovation.
Design: The Linking Force
Design is an integrating activity and process, a way of thinking, an increasingly significant contributor to organizational success.
New Interdisciplinary Methods for Collaboration
Sharing competencies is not without its challenges, yet done effectively it can harness specializations in product and service development, business innovation, and brand strategy, in order to measurably impact business transformation and market success.
Strategies for Designing Meaningful Brand Experiences
Creating meaningful experiences is the innovation strategy that will result in long-term brand value.
Mentions of DMI
Ravi Sawhney to Co-chair DMI's Design Thinking Conference
Ravi Sawhney, founder and CEO of the innovation consulting firm RKS, will co-chair the DMI conference Designing the Next Economy.
Smart Salon on Design at Scale
The potential of design is widely acknowledged, but scaling it throughout an organization is still an enormous challenge.
Living Principles for Design: Creative Action for the Collective Good
The design community is invited to co-create for the collective good with the debut of The Living Principles for Design website, the online home for the sustainability framework created in October 2009.
PARK's Director, Tim Selders Join DMI's Advisory Council
Design Management Institute announced that Tim Selders, Director of PARK Advanced Design Management (Noordeloos, The Netherlands), joined the organization's European Advisory Council.
Design Concepts Welcomes Rainer Schnabel: Director of New Product Development
Design Concepts, a nationally recognized product design firm located in Madison, WI, welcomes Rainer Schnabel to the position of director of new product development.