We are a research group in the Department of Art and Media, which is part of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University. We are actively involved in researching the role of visual communication design and broader design thinking in a wide range of applied areas with societal impact, including sustainability, education, health and well-being.

Beyond conducting research on fundamental topics related to visual communication design, visual design thinking, and visual design process, we cover research in areas such as visual narratives and storytelling, information design, and visualization.