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, Elisava Research forges 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, Elisava Research practises 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.