Our aim is to increase the understanding of the field of industrial design by embracing basic and applied research relevant to the development of the field.
Critical reflection and diversity in perspectives and modes of inquiry are central tenets to meet emerging challenges. We strive to use a wide range of approaches, combining scientific and artistic exploration, in the search for new, useful and validated knowledge.
Research foci include:
- Design Practice
- Design Use
- Design Strategy
- Design Politics
In our research programme, we educate design researchers and undertake basic and applied research projects in collaboration with academic, industrial and public partners. We foster and participate in collaborative networks such as The Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education, Nordtek Design Network, Nordcode, etc.