Design Research Group

The Design Research Group has an international reputation for conducting novel and applied research for the Total Design process.

What is Total Design?

Total Design focusses on encompassing the entire lifecycle design process, by developing and delivering new design tools, techniques, methods, methodologies and theories.

Our Design Research Group is active in:

  • supporting the creative design partners between people and technology
  • delivering the underlying techniques for industry and other organisations
  • working with a wide range of organisations from SMEs to multi-nationals

Specialist expertise

Our specialist expertise includes:

  • computer-supportive collaborative working
  • creative methods
  • design history and theory
  • design management and coordination
  • design methods, practices and processes
  • intelligent CAD
  • systems engineering
  • virtual prototypes

Our research staff