Design Innovation

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

We seek to create and design preferable ways of living: 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.

Because the challenges we address are complex 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 of 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.