Design Research


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Image: Design research method of Urben

In all projects of Urben, design research is integrally woven into the designing process. Researching through a cyclic process of design iterations not only generates new data but also brings new questions to the surface and generates possibilities for new methodologies.

One of the methods Urben practices is the use of conversation pieces to gain insights in the narrative of the topic that is researched. This way intuitive and tangible design is integrated into the making process. Such pieces may act as a concept throughout the design process when making a design. Also it helps to interact with and relate to stakeholders and public. These design researches could result in an  urban or spatial design as well as a service, game or an art installation on site.