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Astro Teller on Celebrating Failure

Culture Astro Teller on Celebrating Failure Tim O'Hanlon, Communications Co-ordinator 09 June 2017 Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to strategies for making them real." "The secret to creating an organisation where people...
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7 Days of co-creation and innovation in Nantong

Projects & People 7 Days of co-creation and innovation in Nantong. Nicole Symington Contributing Editor Aaron Down DFM Student 16 May 2017 For 7 days in April our global team, working with Innospring, travelled to their partner university in Nantong, China, for an...
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The challenges of global collaboration

People | Culture The challenges of global collaboration Nicole Symington, PhD Candidate 19 April 2017 How would you work collaboratively to design a solution, service or product if your team worked across different countries? This is the challenge that Global Program...
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Learning to Fail — Experimentation and Prototyping as Innovation Tools

Tools Learning to Fail — Experimentation and Prototyping as Innovation Tools Nicole Symington, PhD Candidate 30 March 2017 Failure is the name of the game. It’s the start of semester and we want our students to fail forward to succeed sooner. To kick off their...
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Creating Value, Personal Branding and Design Thinking — A Q&A with Fiona Triaca of Naked Ambition

Fiona Triaca, a former arts student turned stockbroker turned creative entrepreneur, helps people within organisations to bring ideas to life and to find more meaning in their work.

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Astro Teller on Celebrating Failure

Culture Astro Teller on Celebrating Failure Tim O'Hanlon, Communications Co-ordinator 09 June 2017 Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to strategies for making them real." "The secret to creating an organisation where people...

7 Days of co-creation and innovation in Nantong

Projects & People 7 Days of co-creation and innovation in Nantong. Nicole Symington Contributing Editor Aaron Down DFM Student 16 May 2017 For 7 days in April our global team, working with Innospring, travelled to their partner university in Nantong, China, for an...

The challenges of global collaboration

People | Culture The challenges of global collaboration Nicole Symington, PhD Candidate 19 April 2017 How would you work collaboratively to design a solution, service or product if your team worked across different countries? This is the challenge that Global Program...

2016-17 Global Program Kick-off

Projects 2016-17 Global Programs Kick Off John, Co-ordinator Global Programs 07 October 2016 The DFM Global programs are counting down to industry project launch on October 20th, when 9 Swinburne students will work with 3 international industry partners on real...

Ingredients for Innovation

Culture Ingredients for Innovation — How the kitchen flavours SDF culture and learning Krista Raftopoulos, a student of Professional Writing at Swinburne 15 September 2016 The kitchen is the heart of Design Factory Melbourne (DFM). It provides a different approach to...

Adam’s Super Design Factory Journey

Currently based in Berlin, former Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) graduate Adam Cochrane is now happily working as service designer for Japanese design company, GoodPatch. But Adam’s DFM journey has also taken him through some of the world’s leading design hubs from Finland, to Tokyo, to Germany.

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