About the IF
The Institute for Design Research (IF) was founded in 2014 in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences.
The IF has the task of initiating and accompanying design research projects. The IF represents an open concept of design and understands it as an overarching process of making, which can show itself in different media, such as textual, pictorial, auditory, installative, multi- and transmedial, playfully interactive.
This also concerns the notion of research. The IF also advocates an open concept of research. Research is understood as a movement of searching and questioning, which in turn manifests itself in different media and also methodologically differently. No distinction is made between a thinking practice and a material-bound thinking. These are understood as equal, but not the same, so that scientifically reflexive approaches, experimental design and artistically questioning projects appear equally in the IF's funding landscape. The IF poses the questions Who is researching?, How is research being done here? and What is the question? to every project.