Our community initiatives and research groups

We bring researchers, design professionals and our external collaborators together in a number of ways, both within the University as research groups, and outside Northumbria through running forums and events that aim to develop and grow networks. Our initiatives in the School of Design include:  CoCreate, a multi-disciplinary research group with a focus on social and interaction design and participatory forms of creative practice; the Northumbria Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Lab (nDESIS Lab), our DESIS spoke that brings researcher together who explore social innovation in the context of responsible design; and the Digital Disruption Network, a research network where organisations and academics invent the future of digital technology together. The School of Design also established the Research Through Design conference series, and is a key constituting member of Northumbria’s Practice Research Group.