Danish Designers is one of Europe's few truly multi disciplinary designers' associations, representing both practitioners and others, working professionally with design. Counting more than 1000 members, the organization makes up an effective and influential platform with a mandate to speak on behalf of a join professional design community in Denmark.
Our activities encompass different events for members, collating and disseminating relevant knowledge, network building and facilitation, educational programmes and advisory services as well as external communications and lobbying to raise the awareness and appreciation of the role that design and the competences of Danish Designers play in terms of strengthening competitiveness and innovation and to enhance people's quality of life.
Members of Danish Designers are either professionals or students. However, the professionals make up the largest group by far, and only professional designers are allowed to use the title mDD - Member of Danish Designers.
Our members work within a wide variety of industries and professional disciplines. However, historically there is a certain concentration within areas like industrial design/product design, furniture, textile, interior architecture and visual communications/graphic design. Many still focus on one of these disciplines, but we see an increasing cross-over between the disciplines. Some work across traditional design fields, while others work in the grey areas between design and other fields like engineering, management or human sciences.
Furthermore an increasing number of designers focus on areas like service design, process optimization and facilitation, scenario development and forecasting or business modeling or business development. Common for all those, who use the title Designer mDD, however, is that they work professionally with development processes where design thinking and methodology, the ability to facilitate complex processes with numerous actors and unknown factors - often through visualization and prototyping - are key success factors.