Our Vision



The Delaware Design Institute is a hub for design innovation and education on the University of Delaware campus and the broader region. It pulls together scholars, students, thinkers, and tinkerers in the community to share brain power and resources to develop creative solutions.


The Delaware Design Institute exists to facilitate collaboration across disciplines through design thinking to find innovative, human-centered solutions to complex problems.


The Delaware Design Institute core values provide a focused lens through which activities, partnerships, and aspirations are formed. These core values are:

  • Design thinking to create a positive difference
  • User-centered context and interaction
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Sustainable processes and outcomes
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