Design Led Research
The work of the lab is the result of a design-driven collaborative research process. Trans-disciplinary design collaboration is structured from the initial phases of idea gathering and synthesis through to the completion of full scale prototyped artifacts. Material and procedural explorations are continually staged to produce a fertile terrain of operative possibilities.
Designers have an innate agility for navigating a diverse and competing set of demands and criteria for a project. Issues of interaction, aesthetics and experimental processes may be developed and explored in support of the designer’s narrative. Designers are adept at creating narratives for use, inhabitation and interaction, and they are aware of the myriad subtleties of human experience. Designers have the ability to re-interpret, combine and narrate developments in a variety of fields to make them more relatable and applicable to our everyday lives in the near future.
We deploy a variety of technologies, tools, hardware and software that range from the cutting edge to the traditional in exploring our design narratives. We utilize sensors, electronics, motors, robotic components and a variety of materials in these investigations. Our tools include large scale CNC routers, 3D printers, laser cutters and basic electronic and biological prototyping areas.