I am just back from chairing the annual meeting of the Design Society’s Special Interest Group on Risk Management Processes and Methods. We had a very productive meeting at the ICED15 conference in Milano. The main result was to use our collaborative online literature database on risk management in product development and design to create a “recommended reading” list. Target audience is researchers transitioning into our field, particular PhD students, as well as established academics developing a new interest. Particularly noteworthy was that we identified a number of “blank spots” in our database, regarding for example psychometric risk assessment practices, as well as Robust Design related aspects. We have now begun the process of closing those gaps, as well as crowning 1-2 papers in each of our categories to the “recommended reading” status. We expect to finalize the activity until our next annual meeting.