Design Research Week 2022

With the intersections between 'Design' and 'Research' still debated and open for interpretations, we set out to reaffirm the inextricable relationship between design as a discipline and design as a practice by hosting Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design's inaugural “Design Research Week”, in partnership with the Design Museum Foundation and DESIS Network.

Each day hosted panels, workshops and other activities around a specific ‘bridge’ between design and other disciplines, from Design and Healthcare to Design and AI, with a focus on design methods and processes, and Meta-Design: how should we re-frame/re-think design as a driver for interdisciplinary research, to address the complexity of current societal challenges?

Thank you to all those who helped to bring Design Research Week 2022 to life, especially Jocelyn Rice and the team at Design Museum Foundation; Ezio Manzini and Teresa Franqueria of DESIS Network; Beth Noveck and the Burnes Center for Social Change; Trish Leavitt, Ceci Menchetti, Anjelica Montemayor, Brittani LeBel, Lucy Purvis and others in CAMD's Dean's office; Keith Motley at Cabral Center, Adam Polgreen of Pack Network; and all those who presented their research as part of Design Research Week 2022.