Engage in research focused on practical outcomes at the UTS School of Design. Our approach is flexible, working across disciplines and collaborating with industry, government and the community on a range of research projects spanning design thinking, spatial design, memory and technology, and design as material culture.
Research Projects Examples
The Art of Writing with Data
The Art of Writing with Data is a series of literary and speculative design-based investigations into telling stories.
A Tale of Two Cities
Colombia’s second-largest city, Medellín, sets two parallel urban conditions against each other that have an inherent proximity.
Pleasant Island (The Pacific Solution)
The project uses found historical photographs of Nauru from public Australian archives, from the early 20th century.
DATA LACE is a large-scale contemporary lace installation that explores how materials might embody place.
Higher Degree Research
Design challenges are becoming more complex: digitisation, globalisation, the growing importance of services and the shift towards culturally and socially intelligent design means that the profile and role of the designer are changing.
Discover how a research degree with the School of Design will give you the opportunity to combine research skills with your passion.
Research Student Clusters
Sitting within our main research themes are clusters of research students whose thesis topics are all closely aligned. These clusters are led by some of the faculty’s most senior academics, working closely with early and mid-career researchers:
- Critical Spatial Thinking
- Imagining Fashion Futures Lab