Collaboration for Impact magazine (CfI) celebrates the contribution of applied design research to creating impact on the challenges of our society. How to read “impact”? Impact can be interpreted as multiple value creation (meervoudige waardecreatie), as simultaneously designing different types of value, such as economic, social, cultural, ecological or intellectual value.
Applying design research requires a context and a purpose. Therefore, it needs partners and partnerships as well, to have an impact in the real world. This magazine and the related exhibition at Dutch Design Week ’22 is a shared reflection on these collaborations and partnerships and on the impact of values created for individuals, communities, institutions and organisations.
This magazine is the result of the shared curiosity of design professors and lecturers at universities of applied sciences and universities, connected to the NADR network and/or working on KIEM GoCI funded projects. Their research projects with professionals, organisations and individuals are presented in this magazine. Together they do not only study and learn about applying design research, but through aggregating their work in this publication they also reflect on collaborating and creating impact – or creating value simultaneously on different levels for multiple stakeholders.
This learning process would not be possible without all the professional and academic partners involved in all these projects and their curiosity and questions. Answering these questions and sharing our learnings can not be done without support of funding partners. We are therefore very grateful for the support offered by SIA and ClickNL in these projects through f.i. KIEM GoCI funding but also in supporting the NADR network.
Sharing and communicating our learnings and insights with creative industries professionals and the world can only be achieved by collaborating with some of these professionals. Collaboration for Impact is made possible by Fundamentals Academy and Fungi Design. The Collaboration for Impact exhibition at Dutch Design Week was designed and built with the creative talents of the students of the “Practorate meaningful creativity” at St. Lucas.
Bert Smit (Breda University of Applied Sciences) Marieke Zielhuis (Hogeschool Utrecht)
Catelijne van Middelkoop (St. Lucas) and Anja Overdiek (Hogeschool Rotterdam)
Karin van Beurden
Taskforce for Applied Research SIA