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.
A student employs research-led design to bring light to rural darkness.
We embrace new media, design, and technology to reimagine the power of storytellin...
Design students use technology to reinvent the role of orchestral garments.
An alumnus bridges the gap between public and policy.
Two MFA Design and Technology graduates spark a love of technology in girls.
A Parsons alum discovers the power of empathetic design.
Two Design and Technology graduates explore the contentious relationship between h...
A bright idea illuminates the world like a porch light in the night.
Parsons School of Design celebrates art and design in the civic sphere.
Students across our university lead a national network of scholars dedicated to in...