Design Studies Forum seeks to nurture and encourage the study of design history, criticism, and theory and to foster better communication among the academic and design communities.

The Design Studies Forum’s 800+ members include practicing designers, design historians, critics, and museum professionals. For further information about the Design Studies Forum listserv, or to enroll, contact Design Studies Forum publishes the peer-review journal Design and Culture. For the journal info please see

Founded as Design Forum in 1983 and renamed in 2004, Design Studies Forum is a College Art Association Affiliated Society.