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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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 

Small Measures

Jane Venis and Hannah Joynt

The Body Political

Tracy Kennedy, Simon Swale and Cyndy McKenzie

Flight of fancy

Gavin O'Brien and Hannah Joynt

Emerging fashion

Margo Barton and Caro McCaw

Let's be curious together