During this year’s GradX festivities we hosted a panel discussion with DFM alumni from over the years, exploring how their time as a Design Factory student primed them for their current careers in the design innovation space.
Earlier this month, we got together with other Design Factories across the globe to celebrate the week-long International Design Factory Festival (IDFF). As we approach the 10th anniversary of both Design Factory Melbourne and the Design Factory Global Network, the festival provided space to reflect and look towards the next 10 years.
In a webinar hosted by DFM, Dr Sean Gallagher of Swinburne’s Centre for the New Workforce shared his research and insights into how to innovate in the midst of disruptive conditions.
What do you do when you are expected to get together representatives from 25 different universities and research institutions around the world and the calendar shows the upside-down year of 2020? You defy 18 hours of time difference between the East and the West, and you move everything online.
The Fearless Innovation initiative was designed and developed to support Swinburne staff with capabilities to identify opportunities and create impactful solutions and the confidence to drive change. The initiative drives a culture of innovation through staff training and creates opportunities to operationalise Swinburne’s 2025 strategy to be an innovative enterprise.
Design is a universal approach to problem solving across disciplines. What if we applied this to the field of astronomy? Stars were aligned, when Design Factory Melbourne and The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing joined forces by exploring creative solutions for reducing the carbon footprint of astrophysicists.