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Design research or user research is research undertaken specifically to support the development of products, services, and systems that meet human needs. The primary goal of design research is to generate value for the end user, that is, to meet a specific need.

Design Research Articles

Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness, Part 2
Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness—Part 2

Read Time: 14 minutes

Associate Professor Brenda Cowan of the department of Exhibition and Experience Design at SUNY/Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) shares her theory and framework for the connection among people, objects and mental health called “Psychotherapeutic Object Dynamics,” in part two of a three-part series for SEGD.org.

Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness—Part 1
Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness—Part 1
Form:Media Creates Story on the Landscape in Batoche
Form:Media Creates Story on the Landscape in Batoche

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The Design of your Business Part 2

How to get involved earlier in projects.

About two years ago we published a thought piece on the design of your business - viewing it as just another design problem and applying the thinking that you apply to client projects to the design of your business.

Part two considers some proven approaches to growing your business from other design disciplines

SEGD Talks - Design Research videos

Dana Arnett and Bill Rosen - Rethinking Design
Sam Stubblefield - Shaping Public Space
Sam Stubblefield - Shaping Public Space

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SEGD Design Research Podcasts

The ideal way to learn from your desk. These courses consist of podcast recordings of webinar and workshop materials delivered by the top professionals in EGD in the SEGD community.
$10 for individual Podcasts and $30 for the Podcast collections (best value) for members. Click for content details.