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The School is unique as it is placed in a university wholly focussed on the humanities and social sciences. The study and practice of design here is thus focussed on bringing together the traditional attributes of design—the emphasis on form, function and aesthetics—with concerns of equity and ecology to create more accessible, inclusive and sustainable public services and systems through participatory and collaborative design methods.

The School has been associated with Royal College of Art (London) and the Glasgow School of Art, (Glasgow and Forres) through faculty exchange initiatives and continues to explore future tie-ups with other institutions internationally and nationally.