Applied Design Research as Catalyst of Change.
Work in Progress shows the most innovative research projects of Research Groups of Universities of Applied Design Research.
Be amazed by the latest bio-based products: from fruit leather to façade material that imitates a polar bear, to surprising materials for sustainable fashion. Experience the look and feel of a jute cafe table and a recycled denim wall. Step on the innovative Robo stairs, which combines the benefits of a lift and a staircase. And look at 3D printed objects: a drone, flexible clothing textiles and a 'tiny house' of concrete.
At Universities of Applied Sciences Research Groups conduct applied design research in various fields and apply the latest technology in order to be Catalysts of Change:
The help children with autism to become more socially skilled with digital learning resources. They make the elderly mobile again with an innovative stair lift and supporting trousers. In Rotterdam small retailers are stimulated to survive by increasing their innovative capacity. And for women who miss a breast, a lightweight prosthesis with a comfortable bra is created.
Design research is 'work in progress'.
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The Research Groups thus contribute to a better future in fields such as innovation, health, building, new material applications and sustainability. And to a more circular, safer and healthier world.
The Work in Progress exhibition is an initiative of Network Applied Design Research, a collective of design lectureships.
PROJECTS APPLIED DESIGN RESEARCH AS CATALYST OR CHANGE
Retailution - Design research for the retail sector, Boundary Objects- the role of design in design networks, Design with Biobased Materials for facades, RECURF UP! - upcycling residual currents using digital production to inspiring designs, Proud Breast - external breast prosthesis, Konkreet experimenting with 3D concrete printing, Exosoft- Exoskeleton of textile, Smart Wearables, Soft Skin, comfortable materials for fashion, Living materials research – art/design/science research inspired by nature, Robostairs - reinvented the stairs for empathic dwellings, Platform + toolbox: designs for behavioral change, Sovatass - game training to improve social skills of children with autism.
Network Applied Design Research (NADR)
NADR is a joint initiative of Dutch design related research groups, from various universities of applied sciences. NADR connects lecturers for whom design is a central theme. Design lecturers combine their strengths in NADR, working to increase the quality and visibility of applied design research. NADR is the main point of contact and sparring partner for organizations, companies and policy makers in the field of applied design research. This way NADR strengthens the position of applied design research.