The Institute for Design Research (IF) was founded in 2014 within the Department of Art & Design at the UE.
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For us, research and teaching form a unity. Practice-oriented teaching must be constantly renewed by the research activities of our faculties and aligned with the current state of science. Application-oriented research not only enriches teaching and studies with challenging topics, but also offers students the opportunity to actively work on future-oriented projects during their studies. Furthermore, through cooperation with partners from the industry, it represents the central source of funding for the practice-oriented research of the future.
At the centre of our research concept is the concept of ‘human-centred innovation’ – the philosophy of developing innovations and technologies in a human-centred way.
The integration of the human factor in new developments is the greatest task for companies in the 21st century. ‘Human’stands for ethical, sustainable and experience-oriented in this context. For UE, this means pursuing an interdisciplinary and agile research strategy that adapts to market demands and enables innovative combinations of research content. Our research contributions focus in particular on the intersection of technology, business and design.