Design innovation often follows technical advances. For example, when Philips invented the cassette recorder in 1962, designers innovated this technology to create new things like the boombox, Walkman, and car audio player. Designers innovate by situating a known technology in a new place and in a new form that brings value to people's lives. Today, everyone's talking about AI. Interestingly, we see very little design innovation happening with this material.Design Research Faculty
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While much of education research is focused on student performance, this research turns the focus to the development of the teacher.Design Research Education Learning Sciences and Technologies Faculty
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used an inexpensive 3-D printer to produce flat plastic items that, when heated, fold themselves into predetermined shapes, such as a rose, a boat or even a bunny.
Does a touchscreen display distract visitors from the cultural museum artifacts it supports?
A team of learning scientists and computer scientists collaborated with museum curators to analyze the role of digital display technology in visitor learning in a collections-based exhibit.
The Project on Virtual Possessions investigates how people make sense of and construct value with their ever-increasing collections of virtual things. These include items that were formerly material (i.e.Design Research Faculty