Lines of Research
For our school, as a higher education institution, research is an essential foundation. Our lines of research in design are the basis for teaching, support our final year students in their research projects and constitute a fundamental tool for social development through the transfer of their results to society.
Design inspired by nature
Thanks to additive manufacturing or microscopic etching processes, great advances are made in material efficiency and product manufacturing processes. Intervention at these levels leads to improvements in cost and material efficiency, making the use of certain raw materials more sustainable. All of these findings come from the study of nature, and these results can be implemented in any branch of design.
Technology applied to design
It is clear that the experience of buying and selling has changed radically over time, from medieval markets to the experience of today there have been many changes. Technology is the main protagonist in this field today, so the different branches of design have had to adapt to it. This has not only affected advertising, but we can also find fashion designs that, thanks to technological advances, can help to avoid serious injuries.
Rehabilitation to new uses in historic buildings
The buildings in our cities have undergone a multitude of transformations over time to adapt to the new needs of their users. Old palaces, civil or religious buildings have been modified and adapted to new commercial, tourist, residential, museum or leisure uses. In this branch of research, the aim is to analyse this type of action in historic buildings located in Andalusia.
Design of technological applications for agri-food products
Andalusia is a very important pole in the Spanish agri-food industry. This means that the third industrial revolution is developing exponentially in Andalusia, creating a technological advantage that will tip the balance in favour of farmers in this area. Studying new measurement and data control systems, the Internet of Things (IOT), the implementation of improvements in processes and procedures and the development of new sales strategies, makes our countryside a gold mine to be exploited.
Recycling in the fashion world
In fashion design, textile recycling is the method of reusing or reprocessing used clothing, fibrous material or leftover clothing in the manufacturing process. Textiles are mainly found in discarded clothing, although other sources include, carpets, footwear and textile goods, such as sheets and towels or garments from the past that are returned to the present day after prior study, or textile craftsmanship, research and development, new ways of processing them and reusing them in the future.