Design and Creative Practice

Design and Creative Practice research is committed to research impact and contributing to the common good: through collaboration, innovation, imagination, and the envisaging of other possible truths and other possible futures.

We seek new ways of working together and new forms of collaborative practice; to tell new stories in new ways. We seek to be equally creative and critical, rigorous and curious, ethical and inventive.

Above all we seek to engage with and contribute to the address of complex problems in the world. Design and creative practice researchers have a crucial role to play in engaging with external stakeholders to create impact across a range of arenas including from health to sustainability, from digital cultures to material innovation, from resilient cities to workplace productivity.

The research skills and competencies within this ECP can be applied to any sector or organisation, regardless of size or stage of development. We are currently refreshing our impact priority areas - please check back in the coming weeks and months for more detail.

Naomi Stead

Our Vision

Professor Naomi Stead
Director, RMIT Design and Creative Practice ECP

We will apply an inventive, exploratory and rigorous approach to addressing real-world problems through transformative interdisciplinary research within and beyond the Design and Creative practice fields.

Our impact

Capability Development Fund (CDF) Projects

These projects contribute to Capability Development, Industry Engagement, Capability Deployment and Research Translation.

ECP Opportunity Fund (EOF) Projects

Find out about how DCP researchers are using this funding to enhance their research.

DCP Events

Find out more about upcoming and past DCP Events.

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ECP Post-COVID-19 Restart Initiatives

Along with harnessing existing research networks and projects to respond to COVID-19, RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs) launched five cross-platform initiatives in June 2020 to address various key areas for post COVID-19 recovery. 

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Impact Observatory

For more information about our research please visit our Impact Observatory website:

DCP Design Challenge spotlight

DCP Research Networks

DCP Affiliated Networks

Creating impact in the community

Key application areas

Health and aged care
Technology and digital innovation
Urban, transport and social planning
Arts and cultural heritage
Media and communications

Want to find out more about the Design and Creative Practice ECP?

Connect with RMIT Research

If you're not sure how you can best work with us, our team can explain what's possible and put you in touch with the right person. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.