Design Research

Our research helps expand people's horizons through thought-provoking, innovative work across a range of Design specialties. Our lecturers are research-active in Fashion, Communication Design, and Product Design. Our postgraduate Design students embark on a guided research programme as part of their qualification. Sustainability is a common theme through the research of both staff and students.

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Postgraduate

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Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability

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Prof Jane Venis

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Scope (Art & Design)

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Design research stories


 

The Politics of Design

Federico Freschi, Jane Venis & Matt Galloway

Small Measures

Jane Venis and Hannah Joynt

Emerging fashion

Margo Barton and Caro McCaw

The Body Political

Tracy Kennedy, Simon Swale and Cyndy McKenzie

Digital disruption

Tania Allan-Ross and Tracy Kennedy

Flight of fancy

Gavin O'Brien and Hannah Joynt

Sustanimals

Machiko Niimi and Meg Brasell-Jones

Let's be curious together

 

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