Person using equipment in the CVTR lab


Our research agenda focuses on the understanding of the human intelligence involved in the design processes of our environment and products and the role advanced digital and media technologies can play in order to support the design of more economically viable and more sustainable products that simultaneously meet the user expectations. The research themes are detailed below.

Digital representation and visualisation
We explore new emerging digital and media technologies with the aim to provide better tools and systems for the representation, communication and visualization of information in Art and Design. This includes:

  • Digital animation and films
  • Virtual reconstruction of historical artefacts and events

Performance-based design
This research theme focuses on the emerging approach to design in which performance is a guiding design principle and includes:

  • Generative design
  • Monitoring

Theory and methods in digital art and design
This research area investigates emergent methodologies and processes and includes:

  • Fabrication methodologies
  • Integrated Design and Building Information Modelling
  • Historical Information Modelling
  • Collaborative Design

Research Projects

Contact us

  • Creative and Virtual Technologies
    Research Lab

    Maudslay Building
    Nottingham Trent University
    NG1 4BU
  • +44 (0)115 848 2313

The Team

Meet the CVTR Lab Team

Meet the team