I am trying to create an overview of institutes that have been
established to research the fields of interaction design/experience
design/service design. I am particularly interested in institutes
that have close links to industry or strong innovation agendas. I am
trying to develop a funding application to establish a centre in
Norway and need strong examples from abroad as a persuasive argument.
I have read that there is considerable development in Asian
countries, but cant put my fingers on details. What I am looking for
are institutes that link design and ICT or design and business where
a clear innovation initiative has been the reasoning. In Denmark the
new IT-University is an example, in Finland the new innovation
university (design+business+ict) is another. The Interactive
Institute in Sweden is again an example. Thats about where my
knowledge stops, so please help me out with more.
Professor of Interaction Design
Institute for Design