Ecosystem of Design Streams of Cumulus Industrial Design Members

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation at conference/workshop/seminar


The project aims to map, by geographical location, typology, subject area and research methodology, the academic units, the scholars involved, the external partners, and the outcomes of research-through-design conducted in the field of Industrial Design across the Cumulus Association. The mapping will allow identifying achievements, gaps and trends, and to build an assesment framework for PBR. The academic units subject to analysis will be selected to equally cover key geographical areas of the Association. Selection criteria include the presence of an Industrial/ Product Design Department and/or research labs that show evidence of practice-based research outputs. The participation in the project is voluntary, contact establishment and invite will be supported by the Cumulus Secretariat. Collected info will processed and organised in a data-base that will be visualized through an interactive, map on “Kumu” platform.
Period5 Nov 2022
Held atCumulus Association, Finland
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Research through Design
  • Practice based Research
  • Practice led research
  • Research by Design
  • Cumulus