At a university such as Ohio State, research is an important part of the intellectual lives of our faculty and students. Graduate students are typically involved in research through courses and projects, but the Department of Design also encourages its undergraduate students to be a part of active research projects.
A number of opportunities are available each year for students to become involved in research. More information about undergraduate research opportunities is available at the university's Office of Undergraduate Research.
Collaborative Design Research Projects
The Department of Design has a long history of collaborating with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, on funded and unfunded student research projects.
These experiences are carefully integrated in the curriculum, and provide students with opportunities to work on applied projects with clients, users and other stakeholders. Any organization wishing to sponsor a collaborative design research project may contact the Department Chairperson or any Design faculty member for more information.