What's this about?

We want to show the world what it can gain from Design Research.


Rigorous academic research is our foundation and will demonstrate how Design Research can play a key role in securing positive futures for emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things.


Our work revolves around partnerships with world-leading organisatoins across a wide range of contexts, industries and sectors. If you’re interested in Design Research and would like to collaborate with us, then please do get in touch.


Building on the foundation of our research and partnerships our aim is to strengthen the field and promote the beneficial role which Design Research can play in industry, research, education and policy... and beyond!

The Team

Dr Joseph Lindley

Research Fellow

Professor Andy Crabtree


Dr David Phillip Green

Documentary Researcher

Zach Mason

Doctoral Research Student

Professor Paul Coulton

Mentor and Advisor

Dr Claire Coulton

Project Co-ordinator

Research Associate (TBC)

Design Researcher

Design Research Works officially launched on 1st November 2020.

Since then we’ve recruited the incredible Dr David Philip Green (Documentary Researcher), Zach Mason (embedded Doctoral Research Student) and our Project Co-ordinator (and Mother of Chickens) Dr Claire Coulton.

See See Joe's recent blog on Design Research for a World in Flux.

More to come. Watch this space.

Get in Touch

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