Design Research in University-Industry Collaborative Innovation: Experiences and Perspectives
Design has been considered a driver of innovation for quite some time (Kelly 2003; Utterback et al. 2007; Center for Design Innovation 2007). Today, it is nothing new for many companies with leading innovation centers, such as Sony and Philips Research Labs, to have a design department. Design Research, however, is less widely practiced in innovation centers. The Design Research Lab within the Strategic Research-arm of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories acts as a partner driver in a university-industry collaborative research and innovation setting. Its subject matter, approaches, and methods are discussed in this section.
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