Community-Centered Participatory Research Framework in Design Education

Each individual can be described by the communities that they belong to, and the importance of Community–Centered Participatory Research has become more recognized in the field of design. Within Industrial Design (ID) specifically, interdisciplinary collaborations between university programs, community members and technology professionals can provide a unique opportunity for ID students to have first-hand access to the real needs of a community. As a result, the correlations between research and solutions are richer and more tangible in the design process for all involved.