Design Futures is the research cluster for inter- and trans-disciplinary Design research, which brings together researchers from across Curtin University in the creation of new knowledge around the diverse philosophies, methods and practices found in design.
Design Futures privileges action-oriented research for social, economic, technological and cultural wellbeing, in which design plays a (unifying, sense-making) significant part.
Curtin staff can join Design Futures by completing the simple Expression of Interest form at: https://goo.gl/forms/d3Fv5LAeVQS0esyN2. Use your Curtin email address to register.
Explore our folio of diverse research across design, architecture, business and the humanities in the Researcher Showcase.
We’ll be adding the following pages over the coming weeks:
Events Before the end of 2019, we'll be running a series of events designed to engage researchers in (and outside) Design Futures. These include a Salon at which researchers can explore philosophical, methodological and theoretical concerns around their research; the Workshop series in which we work collaboratively on specific design problems; and Exposure at which junior and senior researchers present their latest work to audiences within and beyond the academy.
Faint Signals Faint Signals is our work-in-progress pages where we share and explore emergent research in applied research, pedagogy and practice. These are speculative research endeavours prior to publication or release and provide a behind-the-scenes look at knowledge creation in design taking shape.
Paragraphs Paragraphs is the online forum for discourse, diatribe, debate and dialogue amongst Design Futures researchers in which we invite healthy exploration of contemporary issues related to design in pedagogy and research.