COLLABORATE ACROSS DISCIPLINES
ITERATE TO INNOVATE
OUR CAUSE IS OUR EFFECT
CREATE FORESIGHT WITH INSIGHT
We are excited to introduce this year’s School of Design graduate exhibition – GradX 2020 | 1.5 Degrees. The festival will run for two weeks, from 23rd November to 4th of December 2020, and will be hosted entirely online. You will have a chance to explore our amazing students’ work in virtual spaces across Swinburne’s School of Design.
Visit the Design Factory Melbourne virtual exhibition as we re-imagine what our Gala will be in 2020 and prepare to celebrate our students!
CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR INNOVATION
The business and R&D landscape of Australia is rapidly changing and we believe that the only way to stay ahead of the curve is to use design thinking and co-creation methods to discover new offerings.
Our interdisciplinary teams work together on real world projects, with local and global partners, using human centered design methods to co-create extraordinary insights and outcomes. This diversity of minds, skills, and experience drives R&D capability and impact.
THE LATEST FROM DFM
HALO is one of three concepts developed by students in 2020 in the Design Factory Melbourne’s CBI A3 Program, in partnership with IdeaSquare CERN.
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!
We are sure many of us have found and built a new resilience and capability to adapt in the past few months. This certainly has been true to our students, working in interdisciplinary teams together with industry partners on complex societal, environmental and business challenges.
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.
Established by Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) Director Prof Anita Kocsis at Swinburne, with Prof Tua Björklund from Aalto University, the Design Factory joint PhD program started last year.
GET A GLIMPSE INTO LIFE AS A DF STUDENT
Industrial Design student Josh has completed both the local and global streams at DFM – read about his experience.
As part of Emily Cheesman’s Master of Occupational Therapy she is completing a stream of units with DFM. Read about her introduction to design thinking here.