Center for Design Research
The Center for Design Research (CDR) conducts advanced research that emphasizes the cross-disciplinary use of design as a problem solving tool.
Led by CDR director and professor of design Gregory Thomas, students enrolled in the CDR's classes have the opportunity to work on industry-sponsored projects. This creative process emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing KU students, faculty, and industry professionals from diverse disciplines to create imaginative yet practical solutions to complex problems. These may be "blue sky" applications, to validate a corporation's internal direction or new developments that may help position that company for the future.
For more information visit The Center for Design Research website.
Professor of Design
Director, Center for Design Research