What is Green Leap?
Green Leap is a research group in design and sustainable development. Our goal is to act as a catalyst for change by involving design in sustainable development.
Central to our research approach is to use design methods as a creative and user-centered tool for innovation and transitions. As a part of our design research approach we create prototypes, design interventions, living labs or exhibitions as well as academic papers. These materialisations are directed towards stakeholders in order to receive feedback, start discussions, increase reliability and encourage sustainable innovation.
Green Leap's projects are run in cross-disciplinary teams and include researchers from design, sustainability, future studies or architecture as well as design practitioners and other partners. The research projects covers areas such as sustainable transportation, energy practices, lifestyles and normcritical design.
Green Leap was founded with support by the Swedish Energy Agency, who still is one of our main financers, together with Vinnova, Mistra and others.
Green Leap reserachers are based at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. We also have affiliates at SLU and Aalto.