Design research practice is essential for our work
We use design methods to make sense of wicked problems, as a way of engaging and co-designing with people and as a process of making artefacts or services enabling people to cope with difficult situations in life.
Through a number of research projects we have documented our ability to evaluate social design outcomes by bridging disciplines from the human and social sciences.
In order to secure meaningful implementation of our design, we work with organizations within the public and private sector from the earliest developmental phases.
In our social design unit we are concerned with the urgent societal need for rethinking core services of the Scandinavian and European welfare states. In particular, our research projects lies within the following four areas:
How do we evaluate the value of social design? This was one of the central questions to be addressed at the 2-day Design Research for Change symposium [...]
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University of Southern Denmark
Department for Design and Communication Universitetsparken 1 6000 Kolding, Denmark