INTEGRATING DESIGN ACROSS DISCIPLINES

DESIGN SCIENCE STUDIES THE WORLD AS WE MAKE IT

Design Science

The new field of Design Science demands an innovative paradigm for research, education, and practice. The Design Science Program at the University of Michigan engages in the systematic pursuit of design knowledge across all fields.

Our program is an unique interdisciplinary paradigm requiring students to integrate two or more traditional disciplines to tackle modern, complex design problems. The U-M Design Science program challenges students to create, study, apply, and teach design principles using quantitative, qualitative, and analytical methods and processes.

Offering uncommon breadth in engineering, business, medicine, information, social sciences, and the arts, the program leverages a multitude of top-ten departments across schools and colleges at the University of Michigan. Their customized program of study empowers our students to contribute to participating fields and effectively integrate across them. This allows our graduates to take their place among the leaders and the best in the new field of Design Science.

 
Design Science students present their projects at the Design Flash open house event.

Design Science students present their projects at the Design Flash open house event.