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!

Design Factory Melbourne Moves to Renovated Fire Station

Design Factory Melbourne Moves to Renovated Fire Station

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.

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Accelerating tech-transfer for social impact with A3

Accelerating tech-transfer for social impact with A3

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.

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Getting Results from Design Thinking

Getting Results from Design Thinking

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?

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7 Days of co-creation and innovation in Nantong

7 Days of co-creation and innovation in Nantong

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.

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