The Design Innovation Group: origins, development and future

Walker, David and Roy, Robin (1999). The Design Innovation Group: origins, development and future. The Design Journal, 2(3) pp. 2–12.



This contribution is an edited transcript of an interview between David Walker and Robin Roy that took place in January 1999 about the origins, aims, research achievements and the future development of the Design Innovation Group (DIG). Robin and David founded the DIG in 1979 at the Design Discipline (now the Department of Design and Innovation), the Open University. Robin has headed the DIG since its establishment and growth into a two-centre group with branches at the OU and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

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