Faculty Research & Creative Scholarship

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Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty conduct groundbreaking research, engage in creative scholarship, and share their expertise with a wide variety of communities.

From examining alternatives to juvenile incarceration to improving the fit of surgical gloves, College of Design faculty are working on the forefront of design research and creative scholarship. Explore the depth and breadth of the research being conducted by our faculty at the Experts @ Minnesota webpage.

The installation "Hide & Seek" at MoMA

Recent Research Highlights

2022–2023 Imagine Faculty Research Grants Awarded

This spring, 12 faculty members received grants from the University’s Imagine Fund, which supports innovative research in the arts, humanities, and design fields.

See the list of recipients

End of the Year Research Reports

College of Design faculty, instructors, and researchers received a wide range of grants, awards, and accolades this academic and calendar year. See the full list of research contributions in the end of the year research reports:

College of Design Collaborative Research Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the teams who received 2022 College of Design Collaborative Research Grants. Each project team received $15,000 to further their research.

Understanding Product Localization for Global Market
PI: Tejas Dhadphale, Product Design
Co-PIs: Lauren Kim, Retail Merchandising

Human-centered Design Approach to Training Medical Residents and Fellows: An Immersive, Multi-modal, and Interactive Platform for Learning Cardiac Anesthesia
PI: Cecilia Xi Wang, Graphic Design
Co-PIs: Eugene Park, Graphic Design; Carlye Lauff, Product Design

Faculty Research Project Websites