Design Thinking Research Lab

The Design Thinking Research Lab at the Department of Design, UNIST aims to further understanding of the types of thinking applied during design practice. Design thinking (DT), as a universal human ability, can be enhanced and improved over time through design education, design experience and the acquisition of design skills and knowledge.

DT, as a type of distributed cognition, often requiring the representation of ideas expressed as design sketches, illustrations and prototypes of various levels of detail and fidelity. Rather than focusing on DT as method or as strategy to drive strategic innovation, the Design Thinking Research Lab aims to further understanding of design thinking during a situated activity of design. We focus upon the role and use of design representations as expressions of solution candidates, and their relation to DT as an enhanced type of distributed cognition.

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