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Design Knowledge


Design Knowledge

Design Knowledge promotes the progressive practice of applied design, the application of design thinking and the multidisciplinary diversity of design innovation. Our research areas can be grouped into several sections; human centered design, environmentally and sustainably aware design, design and artefact manufacture and spatial architecture. Our entreprize links with industry and regional makers ensure the relevance and direction of our research. The equipment and facilities that support our research, in the wider university setting are among the finest in our region.

Current concerns include:

  • Design Strategy
  • Human Factors
  • Human Centred Design Process
  • Inclusive Design
  • Spatial Architecture
  • Design Enhancement for Exhibition
  • Environmentally Sensitive Design
  • Design Narratives
  • Technology: Service and Augmentation

Design Knowledge has established a series of enterprise initiatives providing industry with creative talent and world renowned design processes and know-how. This cluster also produces advanced inter-disciplinary research and it operates at the levels of post-doctoral research, doctoral study (MPhil/PhD), and post-graduate study (MA, MRes).

Further Information:

Please contact Pete Davis
or for business enquiries visit Enterprise Solutions

Visit the Design Knowledge website

Research opportunities in this area:

Most groups provide research opportunities (including MPhil/PhD where available). Please get in touch with the contacts named above for further information.