Introduction to the special issue

We are delighted to present selected papers from the 19th DMI International Design Management Research Conference held in London, United Kingdom, in Sepptember 2014. The papers that have been selected for this Special Issue are the ones that the peer reviewers deemed to be the top papers submitted to the conference. They all offer insights into the management of design in an era where design is needing to change to respond to the needs of organizations and industries and in its own right is changing—disrupting—the world around it. The theme of the conference was Design Management in an Era of Disruption.