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School of Design

Our approach to teaching design reflects a passionate belief that the discipline – in its many forms – is both complex and constantly moving forwards. New designers have to be better informed to meet future challenges. We make sure that they are.



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Stephen Boyd Davis
Professor Stephen Boyd Davis

The School of Design is home to internationally significant research by its staff and students, much of which is practice-based. The teaching areas of the School – Design Products, Global Innovation Design, Innovation Designing Engineering, Service Design and Vehicle Design – represent a wide range of approaches to research, from the industrially oriented to the highly speculative


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