our approach

‘One finds
limits by
pushing them’.

- Herbert Simon

Smart Design Research Group adheres to the working definition of interdisciplinary research, proposed by the ‘National Academies’ report; “Interdisciplinary research is a mode of research by teams or individuals that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialised knowledge to advance fundamental understanding or

to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research practice.” *Committee on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (2004). Facilitating interdisciplinary research. National Academies. Washington: National Academy Press, p. 2.




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