Fundamental research inherently requires the acquisition of relevant data and the generation of actionable insights from across a multidimensional conceptual landscape.For such a multidisciplinary effort, the primary challenge is to foster a co-creative collaboration between the subject matter experts and researchers that hail from varied fields, understandings, and research sensibilities. To aid effective and time-efficient navigation from the high level of complexity involved towards a simpler and faster acquisition of actionable intelligence via fruitful collaborative communication, a structured research design process is required that allows for enhanced collaboration in the Discovery-Definition loop that allows for Idea vetting and iteration. This kind of research framework aims at making the work of a researcher easier by solving communication problems and allows for quick resolution of perceived complexities through joint efforts. Such a framework should be most useful for users working as researchers, design managers, and facilitators in multidisciplinary teams. To quickly get over the complexities posed by communication, the complexity of the information landscape, perceived difference in individual knowledge capacity, and human friction caused by collaboration across disciplines.
Such a framework, if applied to fundamental research, will bring down the overall development period, as well as reduce the development iteration loop as the majority of inconsistencies get rooted out at the definition stage, thus reducing the overall time required, and enhancing the quality of communication and collaboration across teams.
Cognitive research, Collaboration, Fundamental research, Multidisciplinary, Process design