Design Innovation and Socially Responsive Design cluster - Salford

This research cluster based at the University of Salford undertakes research as described on their website:

'This research cluster reflects a well established synergy of research interests, and encourages new research relationships and directions, including a focus on:

  • Design management
  • Design strategy
  • Design against crime
  • Design for the built and human environment
  • Product and fashion design
  • Environmental design
  • Socially responsible design
  • Design pedagogy

With further research synergies within the creative industries, in the development of public services, in health and with the built environment via both the design of urban spaces and design against crime.'

The cluster is led by Andrew Wootton and follows a predominantly design out crime approach, projects include:

City Centre Crime - cooling crime hotspots by design
ThinkCrime
Design Against Crime