New technologies and changing social priorities have created a fertile ground for research in all fields of design. The School of Design has responded to the challenges resulting from these changes with an assertive research program involving academic staff; postgraduate students and research based programs in all undergraduate courses.
Our research is focussed on practical outcomes engaging with industry, government and the community, including.
- emerging fields critical to the future of design such as interactivity with all things man made and the compatibility of products and spaces with the environment.
- practice-based, practice-led and practice-integrated methodologies for designers
- creative use of digital technologies in the design and production of products and interior spaces
- the historical, cultural and philosophical impact of design on human communities
The Faculty research centres provide the focus for much of the School's research activities. The centres are designed to facilitate multi-discipline and collaborative work within the Faculty, across the University and beyond to institutions elsewhere in Australia and overseas.
Scholarships are available to research students, particularly where the research contributes to our key areas of investigation.
Research in the Faculty is supported by the DABLab.
Master's degree by research in the School of Design.
Digests of research produced by our Design research students and staff.
DAB scholarships are tied to active researchers and linked to already existing specialisations, and are open to local students who are commencing a PhD.
Conferences convened by the School of Design.
News about Design research and researchers.
Useful information for future and current research students at the School of Design.
Research centres run or supported by staff of the School of Design.
Key contacts for all questions about research at the School of Design.
Research publications and activities (including exhibitions) published or produced by academic staff of the School of Design.
Books published by the Faculty can be purchased on our web site.