Research in the School of Design interrogates the systems that integrate design into daily life, dealing with designed objects, services, and the ways in which they are produced and used.
Current landmark research includes major funded projects on redistributed manufacturing, driverless cars, and citizen science. We work with the leaders across industry sectors and with cultural organisations and academic partners. Collaborative research across the globe ensures a truly international vision. Design-led strategic thinking is reflected in projects with government, industry and policy organisations, at all scales from SMEs to major organisations. Our research includes the industrially orientated and the highly speculative, pure research through to industrial innovation and executive education.
Funded Research Projects
School of Design Research