Based on the values of BAU, Design College of Barcelona, with concerns and interests shared by all its teaching research group, GREDITS (Design and Social Transformation Research Group) was born on 2010.

As the group comprises multidisciplinary teachers from the Design University Degree, GREDITS goal is to create a place of collective research where it would be possible to analize how social changes affect the shape, the concept and the function of art and design, and how the contemporary designer contributes to social transformation in an active and creative way.

GREDITS was recognized as an Emerging Research Group by the Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya) in the support announcement for research groups on 2014 (SGR, 2014-2016). Finally, on the next announcement (2017-2019) it was recognized as Consolidated Research Group.