At Ohio State we have all of the tools that are needed—the creative minds, the expertise, and the experience—to discover innovative solutions to complex problems.

At a university such as Ohio State, research is an important part of the intellectual lives of our faculty and students. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to take part in the process of discovery that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom and have access to compelling educational opportunities.

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.