• Find out how D+EA students created space networks Cornell scholarship and community outreach.

    ENGAGED LEARNER & RESEARCHERS

    Find out how D+EA students created space networks Cornell scholarship and community outreach.

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  • Students work with some of the world renowned professors on interdisciplinary and research-based projects to become innovative problem solvers making a differences by design.

    CUTTING EDGE DESIGN RESEARCH THAT SHAPES THE WORLD

    Students work with some of the world renowned professors on interdisciplinary and research-based projects to become innovative problem solvers making a differences by design.

    Faculty research Undergrad. research Grad. research

  • Explore innovative solutions to complex problems with researchers from a broad range of disciplines in the world class research environment.

    NURTURING FUTURE DESIGN LEADERS

    Explore innovative solutions to complex problems with researchers from a broad range of disciplines in the world class research environment.

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  • Student-centric curriculum allows students to build expertise within a focus area based on common foundation toward individual goals.

    INTEGRATIVE & FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM

    Student-centric curriculum allows students to build expertise within a focus area based on common foundation toward individual goals.

    Suggested schedule Minor Honors thesis Off-campus experience

  • D+EA faculty and students win numerous awards from around the world.

    FOSTERING THE WINNING IDEAS OF TOMORROW

    D+EA faculty and students win numerous awards from around the world.

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Creating a sustainable and healthy future through design innovation and research

D+EA combines innovative design thinking with insightful design research to understand how our daily lives are impacted by the built environment. Through multidisciplinary training in human-centered design, environmental psychology, ergonomics, and facility strategy and management, we tackle problems from a systems view - people, process and place - to create strategic sustainable and healthy futures by design.

D+EA Mission Program Highlights

Research Opportunities

Research groups and labs

Human Factors & Ergonomics Research

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Alan Hedge

Health-Design Innovation Lab

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Mardelle Shepley, Rana Zadeh

International Workplace Studies Program

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Ying Hua, Frank Becker

Design + User Experience +Technology Research Lab

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So-Yeon Yoon, Alan Hedge

Interior Architypes Research & Teaching Project

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Kathleen Gibson

Children’s Environment & Poverty Lab


Gary Evans

Wells Lab: Built & Natural Environments for Public Health


Nancy Wells

Learning Environments & Self-Efficacy Research


Lorraine Maxwell

Design Leadership & Creativity Lab


Sheila Danko

Recent Publication Citations