The Dust Bunny project was presented at the 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD), in Dundee, UK. The conference, was found to promote the publication and dissemination of research in design through by different educational institutions in Europe and the publication of proceedings, newsletters and a journal.
The paper and discussions that followed after its presentation raised awareness on the project. It presented its unique research approach of combining design-led research with microbiology profiling methods. It highlighted some of the lessons learned in applying design research within this context and the benefits of such a transdispilinary research for both microbiology and design.
It is envisaged that the paper presented, which is also published and can be accessed at the Design Journal, will encourage further transdiciplinary research collaborations for tackling global health challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance.