Up Close & Personal
Design United represents design at the intersection of advanced scientific research, fast-moving emerging technologies, and the shifting needs and dreams of our future societies.
Design is a powerful tool – increasingly used to shape the future. With this power, comes a responsibility for designers to work together. To unite. To better understand and respond to a rapidly evolving world. Design United does just this. As a 4TU Research Centre, it connects technologically advanced design research at TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, the University of Twente and Wageningen University & Research.
You can sense it in the air: our world is shifting. As new meanings emerge in our lives, our knowledge must adapt and evolve with us. What makes design research different from scientific research, and why does this type of investigation specifically belong in the high-intensity Research & Development environment of a technical university?
The Design United exhibition showcases critical as well as more optimistic visions of how design and technology will shape the world of tomorrow. Research topics range from digital-physical interaction to augmented health and the circular economy.