The Design Society, hereinafter called the Society, is an international non-governmental,
non-profit making organisation whose members share a common interest in design.
It strives to contribute to a broad and established understanding of all aspects of development and design,
and to promote the use of results and knowledge for the good of humanity.
ICED is a biennial conference, with a growing academic and industrial audience.
The conference has its roots in engineering, but has radically broadened in scope,
to a general understanding of designing as an activity, its human factors and knowledge aspects,
its composed and multi-disciplinary nature, and its societal role and importance.