BIRD, the "Board of International Research in Design", is a forum for publications on insightful design research. BIRD is convinced that highly qualified design research is relevant: both in regards to design in its entire complexity as well as in regards to social, cultural, economic and scientific developments in our societies. BIRD publishes its works with Birkhäuser. Birkhäuser has not only made a name for itself in the fields of architecture and design, but also offers an excellent distribution network due to its place within the De Gruyter Publishing Group. BIRD proposes projects and texts from design research that merit publication and supervises their publication. BIRD is also constantly on the lookout for excellent presentations of significant design research.