Design Innovation

The Institute of Design Innovation seeks to create and design the ways of living that we want: futures that will lead to collective wellbeing and sustainable growth for Scotland. The development and expression of collaborative creativity is our core research domain and expertise.

Our discipline – Design Innovation – addresses complex challenges through new design practices and bespoke community engagement.

This complexity means that we need to engage with a broad community of people to find the innovative solutions that will allow them to flourish. We form creative collectives involving people from a diverse knowledge base: experts and businesses as well as members of the public. Only by bringing these different groups together can we start to create scenarios of how the future might look.

And while Design Innovation means innovation through design, it also means innovation of design. The discipline is evolving; we constantly reinvent our methods through our research, ensuring that our work remains relevant and appropriate.