Research labs

Impact through Design: How can design and design engineering research generate transdisciplinary scientific impact?


At Elisava Research we see design and engineering not only as a field of research in its own right, but also as being intrinsically in dialogue with other branches of knowledge. Specifically, we forge transdisciplinary connections between design/engineering and other fields to make an impact in the following ways:

Design/Engineering + Human

Towards improving the quality of life and well-being of individuals.

Design/Engineering + Information

Towards innovative and meaningful ways of communicating. 

Design/Engineering + Materials 

Towards environmental and cultural responsibility through materials development and new production processes.

Design/Engineering + Technology

Towards meaningful applications of technology and extended intelligence.

Design/Engineering + Society 

Towards social and systemic innovation and critical thinking that supports emerging cultural megatrends.

In terms of methodologies, at Elisava Research we practise both research in design and research for design, but mainly strives to produce knowledge by means of research through design and design-driven futures research methodologies.

CREATIVE THINK AND DO TANK - Resilience through creativity
CREATIVE THINK AND DO TANK Elisava
MATERIALS AND WELLBEING - Wellbeing for humans and the planet
MATERIALS AND WELL-BEING
PHYGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS - Technology for the people
PHYGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS Elisava

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