Since it was founded, the Swiss Design Network has been promoting and fostering the development, quality and constant improvement of design research in the Swiss Universities of Design and Art.
To this day, the SDN has organized eight internationally renowned symposia and published their proceedings. It offers its direct support to research projects, participating in the research debate on an national and international level.
Funded in 2003, the SDN was financed equally by the Swiss Universities of Art and Design with the support of the CTI (Federal Comittee for Technology and Innovation) until 2006. From 2007 to 2013 the SDN operated as a commission of the CHAD until in 2014 the SDN was again incorporated as an association. Its board is composed by delegates of the Design Research Institutes of all six Swiss Universities of Art and Design in Switzerland.
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President of the Swiss Design NetworkHead of the Research Unit Communication DesignBern University of the Arts, BUA
Fellerstrasse 11CH-3027 Bern
Head of Design & Technology research sector at Visual Culture LabHead of Interaction Design LabUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, SUPSI
Trevano, CP 105CH-6952 Canobbio
Professor of Visual CommunicationZurich University of the Arts, ZHDKToni-ArealPfingstweidstrasse 96CH-8005 Zürich
Head of the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, IXDMFHNW Academy of Art and Design – BaselFreilagerplatzCH-4027 Basel
Vice Dean Head of ResearchLucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, HSLUSentimatt 1CH-6003 Lucerne