The research endeavors at the Institute Integrative Design is linked directly to questions of relevance and of the potentials of design in transforming lifeworlds. 

In our basic research we analyze the effectiveness of design-related approaches within existing systems and transfer them to new scenarios in which the role of integrative design makes a difference. In alliance with selected research partners we aim to anticipate suitable fields of agency in economic and cultural contexts. 

In our applied research we develop innovative solutions to critical challenges in the realms of culture and economy. We move within a prospective triangle of conflicting priorities between new technologies, scientific advancements and cultural trends. In this, we cooperate with universities, companies and partners from the creative industries in Switzerland and abroad.