The Design department is composed of 21 full--time researchers and 110 collaborators.

The research areas are developed in different project contexts in relation to conceptualisation, technologies and product development. There is an emphasis on the social component, in a humanist sense, already evident in many of the Centre’s research projects, as a strategic and competitive element in terms of its capacity to intervene in society and its implications for the economic and social fabric. Communication processes underline and explain the relevance and importance of the research undertaken.