bringing science to society through design
Societal challenges - from environmental and (ethical) health questions to rapidly evolving technology - bring forward tensions that cannot be resolved with traditional models of innovation. That’s where DesignLab comes into play. We are a collaborative platform for creative changemakers, firmly rooted across the University of Twente ecosystem. DesignLab connects scientific, technological and creative insights, and works on impactful solutions for societal challenges.
So how do we make things happen for and with society? We facilitate and develop research, education, collaborations and events on a daily basis. This we do in multidisciplinary teams, with researchers, teachers, students, governments, businesses, and citizens. We use our own method in the process: Science2Design4Society, based on principles of design thinking.
An intro of who we are and what we do:
The DesignLab magazine special by UToday is a great first step to get acquainted with the exciting possibilities of our multidisciplinary lab. Read it online now!
Day-to-day affairs of DesignLab are organised by us, the DreamTeam, which consists of students from the University of Twente. You can find them at the information desk or running around in our easy-to-spot green shirts.
You can connect with us online too:
DesignLab is led by a Management Team, consisting of a Director, Three Scientific Co-directors and a Manager. An advisory board looks over, advises and supports this DesignLab Management Team: