Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Social Design Hub

Hub Lead
Researchers
Research Hubs
Developing and supporting practice based design research in order to seek opportunities for a more sustainable lifestyle and economy.
The Social Design Hub develops innovative, practice based design research. Its aim is to serve as a knowledge center and to support related activities around MOME. The hub seeks solutions to decrease inequality and foster resilience for all.

With the use of social design tools, this project discovers how to make urban mobility for children (age 8-13) safer and more attractive. The research uses process-based co-creational data collection, methodological tools of social design, action and observatory research, interviews to create a design prototype focusing on the specific challenges raised by the target group.

Change Agents is a cooperation partnerships in higher education funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project consortium consists of six higher education institutions - with Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design as project coordinator - and two NGOs as associated partners.

The Cloudfactory was a long term collaborative social design project, the aim of which was to foster creativity and community resilience among vulnerable kids of rural background through design-based co-creational processes.

The FRUSKA research project is an interdisciplinary design workshop created within the MOME Innovation Center, which works with girls' communities of organizations such as the Invisible School or the Deák Diák Primary School.

During the pandemic, the Social Design Research Group in collaboration with various teachers of MOME tried to respond to the effects of home isolation that can trigger special difficulties in various life situations.

The aim of the project is to develop a design method-based toolkit in partnership that contributes to and facilitates the development of creative competences of the children of the 300 most impoverished villages of Hungary, participating in the Presence Program of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta. The long-term goal of the project is to establish a sustainable partnership between the two institutions that can deliver socially engaged design projects in an adaptable form to children from disadvantaged communities in the Hungary and the CEE region.

Social Design Network (SDN) is an international group of like-minded individuals who are willing to take proactive steps and initiate positive change together to reframe and further develop the approach of social design on a global scale.

Hub Lead

Senior Research Fellow, Social Design Hub Lead, supervisor

feher.bori@mome.hu

Researchers

Researcher

csernak.janka@mome.hu

Researcher, doctoral student

hosszu.erzsebet@mome.hu

Research Assistant

marosan.borbala@mome.hu

Researcher, doctoral student

szerencses.rita@mome.hu

Research Hubs

Interdisciplinary research group focusing on tangible technology, dynamic surfaces, biomaterials, electronic textiles and soft robotics. They develop prototypes, research fabrication methodologies and create new materials.

Data collection is a daily practice in the 21st century but the stories behind the data are rarely unveiled. Data storytelling helps with interactive tools and narrative methods to show patterns that can help us make decisions.

In the Immersion & Interaction Hub we are looking at the design gaps of the Metaverse-like environments and we strive to create such prototypes that can have beneficial effects on our mental health and also our daily life.
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