Design Labs for Data-Driven Multivalence

  • Mathias FunkEmail author
Part of the S.M.A.R.T. Environments book series (SMARTE)


Designing products, spaces, and services for the Everyday has become the focus of designerly research and practice over the last decade. As designers create complex systems that are space-aware, grow and dynamically morph, their tools and methods have to undergo a similar parallel transformation and extension–often towards and borrowing from technical disciplines. Current designers work with complexity and let data shape all facets and modalities of designed artifacts. This article investigates new challenges for design operating at macro, meso, and micro scales. A translational perspective is proposed together with new types of labs and design research infrastructure that address challenges and emerging needs of the design community.


Design labs Multi-valence Research through design Research products Industrial design Systems design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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