Design Research: driver for innovation

design researchDesign may be an excellent link to connect knowledge production and companies. Difficulties to approach technological research with market are well known and are more significant when the size of the company is not large. Design research, intended to facilitate the connection between SME’s and technological research institutions, can provide useful insights and ideas to convert “design management & thinkling” in a channel for technology and knowledge transfer to firms.

[s] “Design Research” a key driver for innovation 
21 October 2013, ACC1Ó & Wider.
The growing complexity of the economy, globaliszation and competition in business models makes interaction between all assets of knowledge and creativity very relevant.  For this reason  promotion of activities that can help to develop a Design Research space,  should be considered as a priority.
The models of research have been evolving during the last years, the mode 2 concept was a first step to break the rigid scientific research paradigm, but in 10 years “it has been raining so much”. How many books are published daily? How often technical knowledge doubles? What is the limit of bandwith? If is true that a personal computer may surpass the computational capabilities of the whole human race in 2050, there is no doubt that lots of research work will be needed. Part of this research will be related with the connection of business challenges and technology with design, understood as a combination of culture, thinking  and management. +

Previous work
Checklist for Innovation Development: Design and innovation consensus tool. +
IDID Project. Investigación en diseño guiada por la demanda de innovación. 2013. +
Living Lab Research Landscape. 2012. +
dRD Project. 2011-13. +
Incremental Design. 2010. +
Disseny_Cat. 2006. +

News & notes
Presentation of 2050. Not that far. 2013. + 
The “dRD” program from BCD, proposes the Barcelona Design System as link between the innovation demand of companies and the research system. +
Creativity, Design and Innovation in Mexico City: An Scoreboard Approach. Proposes a list of indicators that facilitate to understand the behavior of creativity, design and innovation in Mexico City, and  define its level of creative and design performan. +
The design system of Mexico city. 2008 +