DFM NEWS + INSIGHTS

We are always excited to share our approach, experience and thoughts in creative problem solving and innovation at every opportunity. Browse our thought pieces, news, case studies, past projects from the DFM team and community below!

Innovating without fear: My experience at Design Factory Melbourne

Innovating without fear: My experience at Design Factory Melbourne

In early 2019, I made the move of leaving my home in Mumbai, India to pursue a two-year-long, Master of Design course at Swinburne University. Three months into the course, I was accepted into Design Factory’s Global Program where I immersed myself in a different way of learning and culture – both of which have had a lasting impact and value on me today.

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DFGN chats to DFM Director, Anita Kocsis

DFGN chats to DFM Director, Anita Kocsis

Design Factory Global Network’s Marthe Dehli sat down with DFM’s Director, Anita Kocsis to give others a window into DFM, our space, our students and our hopes for the future. This article is part of DFGN’s interview series to get to know other design factories around the world through the eyes of its people!

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Discovering a safety net in disruption: My time at Design Factory Melbourne

Discovering a safety net in disruption: My time at Design Factory Melbourne

A place to call home and a home away from home. A community of like-minded individuals, ready and willing to challenge the status quo. Industrial designers, engineers, mad makers, disruptors, all creators in their respective field… and all somewhat gastronomically obsessed or curious. This is how I would encapsulate the brilliant couple of years and the incredible people I worked alongside during my time at Design Factory Melbourne (DFM).

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The paradox between the value of spending time in unpacking challenges and the urge to jump into solutions ‘to get things done’

The paradox between the value of spending time in unpacking challenges and the urge to jump into solutions ‘to get things done’

The ability to unpack and scope problems is essential to creating innovative solutions and outcomes. However, there is a tension between the value of spending time in unpacking challenges and pressures of having immediate answers and providing solutions quickly. This thought piece outlines some of this tension and shares our key insights on how and why we should focus on unpacking challenges and flipping them into opportunities to drive action.

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