DESIS Ireland is a design research lab that explores the intersections and relationships 

between design, social change and social innovation. The DESIS Ireland Lab is part of

the global DESIS network but with a focus on themes that are most relevant to Ireland.

These include the emerging practices of design for social innovation, co­design, strategic and 

service design, public service innovation and sustainable behaviour change.


DESIS Ireland is a collaboration between Dublin Institute of Technology,

University of Limerick and National College of Art and Design.


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DESIS Ireland is initially interested in exploring the following themes. 

Social, civic & sustainable innovation


Co-design for policy & public service innovation


Design for health, wellbeing & inclusion