What we do?

Established in 1995, its core principles are to grow an appreciation of the complexity of design and design research, its human centred nature, and its rich diversity of subject, form and context. It is to be of value and service to local and international communities of practice, within design and across other fields of endeavour, such as health, ecology, science, humanities, and medicine.

EAD Ethos

EAD is a friendly, inclusive, tolerant, inquisitive, challenging and dynamic community. It seeks to:

  • support the development and growth of design research in a collegiate manner
  • nurture new talent both within design research and across disciplines, acting as a critical friend to help expand the possibilities of self and community
  • energise scholars, professionals and friends from all over the world in a European location, every two years facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, innovation and invention
  • present world leading research for peer review, challenge and discussion.

Benefits Of Engaging with EAD

Knowledge

Facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, innovation and invention. Prompt debate, dialogue and discussions that lead to the development of new ideas and directions of research.

Development

Support the development and growth of design research in a collegiate manner. Foster the emergence of new ecosystems of design research theory and practice. Enable international collaborations.

Nurture

Nurture new talent both within design research and across disciplines, acting as a critical friend to help expand the possibilities of self and community and to enable the flourishing of design researchers.

Energising

Energise scholars, professionals and friends in a European location, every two years. Provide a sense of belonging within an international design research community. Cross-pollinate existing ideas with new ones leading to new networks of excellence.