Research Areas

Corporate Design Foundation engages in research to document and analyze the dynamic relationship between design and business and how best to teach about this. While considerable evidence of designís contribution to business success exists, much is anecdotal. The Foundation, through its research programs, seeks to supplement existing evidence by gathering quantifiable data that better presents the measurable value of design. Through its research activities, CDF is providing resources to influence the perceptions and practice of business executives, business faculty and members of the business press relative to the value of design.

In 2003-2004, Corporate Design Foundation identified the following five areas for study. Select a topic to learn more about our activities:

Innovative Product Design and Development

Sustainability Courses

Multidisciplinary Courses

Workplace Design

Design Practice