Welcome to the IED, the home for designers working in engineering and product design.
As everyone is well aware, the current situation relating to COVID-19 is resulting in a change of working practice for everyone. We are managing this at IED HQ, ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers by limiting social contact and encouraging working from home. This inevitably means that some aspects of the service you expect from us may be interrupted – please be patient at this time, we will continue to work hard at responding to enquiries, processing applications and generally being as helpful as we can, it may just take a little longer to get things done.
Membership of the IED is open to all who work in, study, manage, research, teach or practice design. Membership is welcomed at all grades of academic study and levels of expertise. The purpose of the IED is to support our members to achieve their career goals by mentoring and guiding designers to the appropriate grade of professional registration.
The first step to achieving this professional registration is to complete our simple application form.Find Out More
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If you've got any questions about the IED or our membership process then we'd be more than happy to hear from you. Simply click on the 'submit question' button, fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you with a response as soon as possible.