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Dr Ilya Fridman is a Lecturer in the Department of Design. As part of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab, his work explores how design thinking and making can contribute to interdisciplinary research contexts and what role designers might play in collaboratively reimagining future possibilities for sustainable development.

Research interests

  • Design Thinking
  • Co-design
  • Participatory Design
  • Interdisciplinary Research 
  • Sustainable Developement

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification


27 Feb 20124 Feb 2016

Award Date: 5 Oct 2016

Research area keywords

  • Design Thinking
  • Co-design
  • Participatory Design
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Sustainable Development


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