Design

The challenges facing society demand design solutions that connect human behaviour and technology. To tackle these challenges the Design group delivers world leading research at the interface between fundamental and applied research in design. The Design group integrates expertise in design, human factors, creativity, sociotechnology and innovation to produce excellent evidence-based insights to a wide range of private and public partners.

Design engineering is a growing area of importance in facing technological and social challenges that often juxtapose the problems of the individual and of society. Further, increasing technological and organizational complexity presents new challenges for design teams.

In order to tackle these challenges the Design group delivers world leading research exploring the contexts and drivers of exemplary design processes, teams, and individuals, as well as the development of socially responsible innovation. Our research deals with the interface between fundamental and applied domains in design using a wide range of high-quality and innovative research methods.

 

The Design group integrates expertise in design research and practice, human factors, human-centric design, creativity, innovation, and sociotechnology to deliver excellent evidence-based insights to a wide range of private and public partners. Our research is supported by extensive collaboration with industry, and public sector organizations in Denmark as well as numerous international university and industrial partners. The Design group is always ready to work with industry to deliver creative, innovative and design-oriented solutions to engineering and managerial challenges.

We contribute to society by (1) educating the next generation of engineers, equipped with technical, creative and design skills; (2) providing cutting-edge knowledge and competences in design, including new technologies, products, services and solutions for individual and social behaviour change; (3) developing innovative tools and methods to drive industry and economic growth via responsible innovation.

The Design group ultimately aims to deliver Evidence-based design processes and methods, linking three perspectives: 

  • the Curious - emphasising scientific and technologically informed views on human engagement 
  • the Creative - emphasising evidence based creative cognition and behaviour
  • the Curative - emphasising design thinking, sociotechnology, human factors analysis and design for behaviour change

The Design group operates two experimental facilities: the Design Lab and the GazeIT Lab. The Design Lab is a research and interaction design facility. The GazeIT Lab applies commodity Virtual Reality equipment to explore how gaze can be involved in the control of future smart environments. The Design group is also responsible for a number of courses at BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, primarily in the domain of design and innovation.

Contact

John Paulin Hansen
Professor, Group Leader
DTU Management
+4545 25 48 52