Designing with data

Informatics is about structure, behaviour, and interactions. It’s about natural and engineered information processors. Design is about the generation, development and testing of concepts. It’s about the creation of physical objects, capabilities or services. Design Informatics focuses on designing with data. We can harness massive connectivity, analytic power and industrial-strength simulation to design tangible products and intangible services to transform the ways we work, live at home, care for each other, and play.

Upcoming Events

30 Mar 17 19 Jan 17 Research Seminar List Spring 2017

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Gosia Walton seminar

Karen Gregory Seminar

ThingsCon 2016 – Designing relevant Internet of Things

NYC Calling: Biodesign Challenge 2017

Data by Design | Behind the Numbers


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Masters students from our 2013/2014 programme talk through their work in Design Informatics alongside course directors Chris Speed, Jon Oberlander and Design with Data course leader Duncan Shingleton.
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Master students talk about work produced as part of the Design with Data course where they used the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh as their case study.
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Overview of Resident Entrepreneur programme by Dr Steve Ewing.
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Every project, student or staff, has to address practical challenges ranging over the ways we work, care and play. To do this, we are building up a community of interest of academics, commercial and public sector organisations.