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Research Overview

Discovering What's Next

Research is a fundamental component of the Segal Design Institute's overall mission. Segal's research program advances our knowledge of design innovation and human-centered design as it:

  • Brings together researchers, faculty, and students with diverse interests and backgrounds
  • Provides resources from multiple schools at Northwestern University
  • Drives towards greater understanding of specific concepts and topics in design

Cross-Disciplinary Design Research

Segal’s collaborative research program brings together leading faculty and PhD candidates from different schools and disciplines to advance design research.

Some of Segal’s current cross-disciplinary research topics are rapid multiple-crowd feedback, crowdfunding and social networking, surface haptics.

PhD Research Projects

At the center of Segal’s research program is the PhD Design Cluster. This multi-school cluster brings together dynamic faculty from the Segal Research Faculty Council and PhD students from a variety of disciplines.

Projects & Resources

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