Department of Design

Practice-based design research

Practice-based design research includes artistic research, design-driven exploration on emerging technologies and materials, and the action research–oriented development of new design methods and approaches.

Research is closely connected to the Empirica research group and the Contemporary Design Master's programme.
Prof. Maarit Mäkelä and her work
Professor Maarit Mäkela painting a vessel made of contaminated soil from Venice. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Examples of projects

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Julia Lohmannin Hidaka Ohmu. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

Design for Sustainability

Development of new sustainable materials, research on product/service systems for sustainability, sustainable consumption and research on sustainability transitions.

Department of Design
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Collaborative and Human-Centred Design

Collaborative and Human-Centred Design research includes co-design, service design, interaction design, user experience, end-user innovation and open design.

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