To promote cross-disciplinary design research as a speculative and rigorous project based form of enquiry that offers the sciences, the arts, the humanities, engineering and society at large valuable insights into processes that lead to desirable futures.
Within China and internationally, the Design Research Centre aims be a centre of design research excellence that:
- produces and disseminates improvements in design, design research and related education
- develops and advances design research methods
- causes designers and design researchers to adopt rigorous design research practices
- informs public understanding of design and design research by the best evidence and best practices.