A quite broad term “Design Research”.
I stumbled it at my first semester, studying Design Management at Southern University of Denmark and Design School Kolding. I was quite fascinated of combining a practical with an academic approach, and this new area soon become even more interesting for me, trained and educated as an industrial designer.
Today I want to be a design researcher – cause the gap between the practical and theoretical world is just to fascinating and filled with potential interventions. Design School Kolding coins it Research with a purpose. In collaboration with Southern University of Denmark they recently published the book “Design as an Enabler for Sustainable Solutions”, describing their research strategies and practices.