Research at UID develops the design discipline by extending its
existing practices and by forming its future foundations.
We make use of a range of activities and
With a lifespan of three to five years, or even more, our
research programmes are set up to probe deep into the futures and
foundations of design. We use different kinds of projects to
advance existing design practice as well as its future forms,
typically through collaboration with industrial and academic
partners. Our projects range from basic research to the applied,
and are all significant research efforts often taking years to
complete. Additionally, we also make use of more compact formats,
events and interventions, for instance to conduct pre-studies or to
probe new areas and formats.