Design Research Centre (DRC)
Design is an application of creativity for the benefit of people and society. It is multi-disciplinary by its nature and incorporates diverse fields from humanities and arts to sciences and engineering.
The Design Research Centre (DRC) brings together experts from different disciplines interested in the practice, theory, and history of design. It fosters new approaches to design thinking, design enquiry, design implementation and the use of design techniques and related technologies to make positive societal, economic and environmental impacts.
The DRC operates in the areas of Product, Furniture, Medical, Retail, Consumer, Engineering, Environmental, Graphic, Media, Virtual and User Interaction and User Experience Design. It exemplifies the cross-disciplinary interplay between practice and theory within a research context and seeks to engage a wide range of industry and non-profit stakeholders, as well as social enterprises and charities.
Building on the fundamental nature of design to enable, collaboration is at the heart of the DRC’s operational ethos, reaching out to other Schools and Research Centres across Nottingham Trent University and other academic, industry and non-profit organisations nationally and internationally.
The DRC contributes significantly to research and practice within the School, across the university and beyond, and plays a key role in the development of Early Career Researchers at Nottingham Trent University.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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