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Collaboration
Collaboration

As designers we are used to dive into unknown areas. While working with a group on one day on the concept for a museum inside an airport, the next day we are researching a sustainable, environmental friendly and low-cost fertiliser. In other words we are generalists and specialists at the same time, but we are aware that innovation only happens due to the interconnection of disciplines. We are happy to be located at the true center of interdisciplinartity – NYUAD's Experimental Research Building. Surrounded by the Core Technology Platforms and numerous research labs of our colleagues we are inspired every day by cutting-edge innovations in fields like computer engineering, neuroscience, game theory, or civil engineering, to just name a few.

If you are interested in a first meeting or a workshop to kick-off a future collaboration for the development of content related technologies or site-specific installations, in exploring new kinds of experiences, or in sponsoring existing projects, just get in touch (mail:mail@ntsi.info, telephone: +971 2628 5241).


Collaboration with cultural institutions, governmental organisations, and the industry.

We strongly believe that interdisciplinarity is the model of the future. Therefore NYUADs Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations collaborates with cultural institutions and foundations, specially in the UAE and the WANA region, as well as the industry. The goals of a collaboration are to develop concepts and to create use-cases, and to realise those in form of:

  • Prototypes of new products
    We research the digital society and translate trends into new kinds of medial devices. We focus on high user experiences (UX), intuitive user interfaces (UI) and Embodied Human Computer Interaction (HCI) often in the context of Internet of Things (IoT), E-Textiles and Smart Materials.

  • Site-specific installations for architectural spaces
    We research architectural spaces to develop installations and Media Architectures with a highly technological character and strong narratives. Of use for e.g. EXPO 2020 pavilions, museums, visitor centres, showrooms, entrance halls, airports, hotel lounges, parks etc.

We collaborate with the following institutions:

Selection of partners from the design industry:


National and International collaboration activities with universities.

Research projects are intrinsically interdisciplinary. Our research concentrates on Experimental Sustainable Designs, Future Technologies, and Social Compositions & Communal Infrastructures. We aim to create opportunities for collaborative work with other departments from NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, as well as relevant academic institutions all around the world. NTSI Lab already networks with the following academic partners:


At NYUAD:
- Core Technology Platform: Advanced Manufacturing and Electronics (Khulood Alawadi)
– Core Technology Platform: Light Microscopy / Material Characterization (James Weston)
- Center for Emirati and Global Heritage Studies ‘Dhakira’, Prof. Robert Parthesius, NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE)
- Engineering Design Studio, Dept. of Engineering, Manager of Engineering Design Studio, Esteban Salvemini, NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE)
- Office of Executive Education, NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE)


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