How can we create new knowledge by engaging with wider audiences? How can we shed light on an area of study by distilling our insights in a way that makes them more accessible?

For researchers it is pivotal to ask these questions today, especially within increasingly global connected academic community. The only question is: how to do it? Peak15 was founded to bridge the gap between science, communication and design to make research visible.

We use design as a tool throughout the research process, from creating
prototypes or design probes at the start, to collating and interpreting the results for a wider, non-academic audience at the end. Collaborations with researchers may result in identities, exhibitions, websites, apps. Science and design can benefit highly from collaborating with each other, our selected projects demonstrate our results.

Selected Academics and Researchers

Chris Speed, Jane MacDonald, Bettina Nissen,
Dave-Murray Rust & Ella Tallyn
Design Informatics

Creative Informatics (Partnership of Universities and Industry partners funded by AHRC)
Edinburgh University
Napier University
Creative Edinburgh

Elisa Giaccardi & Iohanna Nicenboim
TU Delft with partners from Avans Hogeschool and Philips Design

Sonia Matos
M-ITI Madeira

Sian Bayne, Jen Ross, Pete Evans, Claire Sowton
Centre for Digital Education

Kate Carter
University of Edinburgh (Architecture)

Rebecca Marsland
University of Edinburgh (Anthropology)

Andrea Hamilton
University of Strathclyde

David Farrier
University of Edinburgh (Literature)

Alexia Holt and Andrew Patrizio
The Little Sparta Trust