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!
In a new initiative, Tikkun Olam Makers and Swinburne have begun a first of its kind TOM @ University. The program launched on 3 August, and involves a two-stage process, using Design Factory Melbourne and Engineering Practice Academy capability.
Design Factory Melbourne has moved to a new location in Swinburne’s Innovation Hub on the Hawthorn campus. A historic Fire Station building has been purposefully designed to facilitate DFM activities. It supports design-led innovation as a pillar in Swinburne’s newly launched Innovation Precinct.
An initiative of Design Factory Melbourne, the A3 Challenge Based Innovation Program or A3 CBI is run in partnership with IdeaSquare and The European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN, in Switzerland, and Design Factory Global Network partners.
What kind of event brings together a health minister, leading academics, and c-suite executives from across the private sector? This may not sound like your everyday gathering of professionals, however at Design Factory Melbourne this is our everyday — it’s what’s known as interdisciplinary collaboration.
It’s officially the start of a new year for our global program at Design Factory Melbourne (DFM), as a fresh group of enthusiastic students get ready to take on the challenging projects ahead. Along with new faces, DFM is proud to introduce a new, exciting global program, A3, which will begin this October in partnership with CERN.
When my friends ask me what I did in the Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) Global Program, I have a bit of a hard time putting exactly what does happen at DFM into words.
“Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.”
Design Thinking — It’s a term that’s become tied to the agenda of innovation and change. It has become the ‘new black’ and migrated from the agency to the boardroom with executives recognising the need to incorporate it into their long-term strategy. But what is design thinking?
For 7 days in April our global team, working with Innospring, travelled to their partner university in Nantong, China, for an intensive week working with their team to speed their project along. The Innospring team have been tasked with exploring opportunities for developing services for smart buildings in China. Aaron Down, studying his BA Honours with DFM, shares a day in the life of his time there.