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!
Design Research is an amazingly powerful collection of tools, perspectives, methods, and epsitemologies. Design Research makes the best out of both art and science, it is excellent at dealing with fast-moving socio-technological challenges, like the impact of AI or the Internet of Things on our society.
Living in the 21st century means living in a complex, fast, globalised, digital, unequal, and technological environment. Since the industrial revolution we’ve made a brand new world, and now we need to figure out new ways to make sense of it.
Because it is so adept at responding to the complexities of the modern world, Design Research has grown a lot. It’s used by tech companies, governments, and in Universities. But, the Design Research movement is still growing, and its methods are still maturing… so there is still work to do.
And this is why Design Research Works exists. We want to show the world what it can gain from Design Research. We want to do that through amazing partnerships, with world-class research, and by contributing to community-centric leadership.
Principle Investigator & Research Fellow
Doctoral Research Student
If you’d like to talk about working with us then please do get in touch