Peak15 has worked on a variety of projects with academics and researchers, often with inter-disciplinary research teams based in the UK, the Netherlands and Madeira (PT).

A recent Eu-funded International Training Network (DCODE) involves 8 partners and 6 non-academic partners across the UK, Netherlands, Latvia, Sweden and Denmark.

The selected case studies demonstrate the importance of communicating research and the different formats this can take in order to reach wider audiences and achieve impact.

Previous projects were underpinned by research themes such as Internet of Things, Data-Driven Design, Blockchain and Fintech, as well as topics within the Social Science and Humanities ranging from Anthropology, Ethnography, Sociology and Architecture and Housing.


DCODE Network (International Training Network, EU-funded)
Includes academic partners
TU Delft,
University of Edinburgh,
Umea Design Institute
University of Copenhagen,
Aarhus University,
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Philips Design,
Transport and Telecommunication Institute

Prof. Elisa Giaccardi
TU Delft

Scottish Government with A&DS Scotland

Prof. Chris Speed, Jane MacDonald, Dr, Bettina Nissen,
Dr. Dave Murray-Rust, Ella Tallyn,
Dr. Larissa Pschetz, Mark Selby
Design Informatics

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

Iohanna Nicenboim
TU Delft / Senior UX Designer
(Resourceful Ageing)

Dr. Sonia Matos
M-ITI Madeira

Prof. Sian Bayne, Claire Sowton, Dr. Jen Ross, Pete Evans
Dr. Yi-Shan Tsai
Centre for Digital Education

Dr. David Farrier (Literature)
Prof. Rebecca Marsland (Anthropology)
Dr. Kate Carter (ESALA, Architecture)
Dr. Iain Scott (ESALA, Architecture)
University of Edinburgh

Curator Alexia Holt, Dr. Andrew Patrizio
The Little Sparta Trust

Dr. Andrea Hamilton
University of Strathclyde