About Design Research North
DRN is a vehicle for engagement with the city, industry and the studio. It is a design and research consultancy which conducts a wide range of community and industry-based research projects in the north of England. Inherent to the function of DRN is the interaction of students and studio projects in the context of a live research office.
As a research office, we strive to understand complex social and design issues for the benefit of communities through optimisation. Our research strategy is to disseminate, exchange and combine localised studies with related academic institutions, municipalities and agencies at a European and Global scale.