The rigor and relevance of art and design research have never been greater. The need for interdisciplinary, team-based approaches to solving complex problems is rising. Designers who are skilled at collaborative research are in increasing demand, and there is a growing recognition of the competitive advantage offered by creative practice and design thinking in the new economy. Much of this work is conducted in collaboration with external partners and is coordinated through our research and design labs. Below are links to recent projects illustrating our approach to design-led research.
Ethnographic studies are examined through a curatorial lens.
An alumnus bridges the gap between public and policy.
A student employs research-led design to bring light to rural darkness.
Parsons School of Design celebrates art and design in the civic sphere.
We embrace new media, design, and technology to reimagine the power of storytellin...
Design students use technology to reinvent the role of orchestral garments.
A bright idea illuminates the world like a porch light in the night.
Students across our university lead a national network of scholars dedicated to in...