Why design and learning
As design educators and practitioners we see research as a site of learning.
The structures of learning, research and practice are being transformed by a number of internal, external, and contextual factors, and we need to ensure that education is equipped to anticipate and respond to future challenges.
Our research and who we work with
Our research considers the diverse ways learning occurs both within and beyond design studio, community and industry settings. We recognise the overlapping and intertwined engagement between teaching and research, creating space for new language and models that are central to evolving learning.
In partnership with academia, industry, government and wider society we explore:
- design methods and tools
- the future of design education
- studio pedagogy
- learning cultures and environments
- work-based learning
- experiential learning
- live projects
- professional development
- feedback and assessment
How we work
At the heart of everything we do is a desire to learn. We actively engage our students, industry and the public with our design research into learning through collaboration, co-creation and critique.
We work in partnership with others to develop impactful research, advocating for design led learning, and shaping policy. We have a track record of successful collaborations with many national and international academics and higher education institutions, and with organisations in the public, private and third sectors.