MDes Design Innovation & Service Design

Haldane Building, 20 students

Design Innovation is a programme focused on human-centred design – looking at the way the world works and identifying ways it might be better, either through big systemic changes or small interventions that help individuals: the future of work and education, the impact of social isolation, the need for better urban transport, attitudes to end of life care, the role of the city environment on mental health and physical wellbeing.

These are just some of the topics that have become Masters projects – 12-week independent explorations of the world at a human and individual scale.

To some extent, the outcomes of these projects are irrelevant (though they really are excellent, as you’ll see). Being a designer and an innovator is not just a matter of a skillset but of a mindset– something very difficult to assess or to teach.

We hope that you take the time to explore the thinking, insights and ingenuity of our 2022 cohort, by student, by theme or by tag through this site.

from Endo in the Office

from Endo in the Office

from Endo in the Office

from Endo in the Office

from Endo in the Office

from Our shared planet

from Living with Hyperacusis comic

from Reducing mental health issues in Children of divorced/ separated parents

from Voice the unvoiced

from Invisabilities

Olivia Sharkey's Headshot

from Aye Belong

from Fictional Fertility

from Fictional Fertility

from Fictional Fertility

from Fictional Fertility

Portrait picture of Gaurav Sikka
A woman holding the book titled "A day in the life of an ecological designer'

from There is no Planet B

from Visions of the Futures

from Visions of the Futures

from There is no Planet B

from Visions of the Futures

from Breaking the cycle

from Breaking the cycle

from Breaking the cycle

from Breaking the cycle

from Breaking the cycle

from Self Care Community system | GSA*NHS 24

from Self Care Community system | GSA*NHS 24

from E-MA | GSA*Liveworks

from Self Care Community system | GSA*NHS 24

from Self Care Community system | GSA*NHS 24

from Empowering Dyslexia Recognition | Masters Project

from Empowering Dyslexia Recognition | Masters Project

from Empowering Dyslexia Recognition | Masters Project

from Effective Policing

from #I’m Open to Talk about End of Life

from Effective Policing

from Effective Policing

from Effective Policing

from Spill the Beans

from Spill the Beans

from Spill the Beans

from Active Travel Futures: Certifying cycling skills for safer streets

from Active Travel Futures: Certifying cycling skills for safer streets

from Active Travel Futures: Certifying cycling skills for safer streets

from Active Travel Futures: Certifying cycling skills for safer streets

from Active Travel Futures: Certifying cycling skills for safer streets

from Mapping Glasgow: Transforming Futures

from Mapping Glasgow: Transforming Futures

from Mapping Glasgow: Transforming Futures

from Mapping Glasgow: Transforming Futures

from Mapping Glasgow: Transforming Futures

from Blurredline

from Blurredline

from Blurredline

from Blurredline

from Blurredline

from A Place To Call Home

from A Place To Call Home

from A Place To Call Home

from A Place To Call Home

from Police Scotland: First Responders for Mental Health

from The Exchange: Making meaningful connections through exchange

from Resonate

from Resonate

from Resonate

from Resonate

from Meaningful Career for Refugees

from Meaningful Career for Refugees

from Meaningful Career for Refugees

from Meaningful Career for Refugees

from Meaningful Career for Refugees

how it work

from Post-pandemic: Transforming Museums

s.museum hub-web

from Post-pandemic: Transforming Museums

from Post-pandemic: Transforming Museums

from Post-pandemic: Transforming Museums

from Live with Dementia – Dementia Friends

from Live with Dementia – Dementia Friends

from Live with Dementia – Dementia Friends

from Live with Dementia – Dementia Friends

from World Beyond Schools

from World Beyond Schools

from World Beyond Schools

from World Beyond Schools

from World Beyond Schools