Design is considered a part of the humanities and liberal arts, social and behavioral sciences, and creative and applied arts. In the academic stances of the humanities, design is also viewed as the ‘science of the artificial’ where the object and the phenomena are invented by humans (Simon, 1969).

Renata Dezso focuses on achieving a harmonious balance between scientific works and design applications by combining her identities in creative practice, teaching, and research. Bennett et al. (2010) note that involvement in different academic tasks can sometimes have contrasting effects. Balancing the roles of a digital maker, a doctoral researcher, and a university educator is both transforming with the generative dynamic and highly rewarding.