Design Research Methodology


A research discipline is as good as its research methodology. The relatively new and interdisciplinary discipline of design research requires a robust, well-tested research methodology for supporting the quality of research output and its acceptance in the industry and society. Design Research Methodology: I developed DRM (jointly with Ken Wallace in Cambridge and Lucienne Blessing in Luxembourg) - arguably the most widely used design research methodology in the world. DRM has been taught in several national and international courses for the last ten years in Europe and India, training over four hundred PhD students in using DRM for their research. DRM has also been published in a Springer book in July 2009, co-authored by the Lucienne Blessing and myself, and already sold over three hundred copies. Current research constitutes further development of detailed aspects of the methodology in collaboration with Lucienne Blessing.

Design Research Methodology


Design of all kinds

Design Research Methodology


Collaboration with Prof. Lucienne Blessing (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Design Research Methodology


DRM, a Design Research Methodology


Assosiated Methods

Design Research Methodology Publications

Design Research Methodology


Current Members


Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti