Design Management and Innovation Studies

An exponential blossoming in the field of innovation studies has been witnessed throughout the past two decades with the recognition of the central role of successful innovation in the competitiveness and economic growth of both nations and firms. The management of innovation has become an important field of study, and within that, there is a growing acknowledgement that design is often at the heart of both successful innovation, and the creation of sustainable innovation and business development strategies. Current hot topics in this thematic area (and spaces in which opportunities for further research are plentiful) include:

  • Product and Service Innovation
  • User-centred Design
  • Design-Driven Innovation
  • Design as Strategy.

Key supervisors in this area include: