A COMMUNITY CREATED FOR ADVANCING HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN RESEARCH
The Centre for Design Innovation (CDI) provides access to a strong, client-focused research capability. Set up to respond to increasing market demand for strategic and transformative design and development, its research aims to improve the uptake of innovations derived from design research.
CDI has a particular concern to develop world class expertise in human scale, user focused, design led innovation. The Centre enables Design researchers and students to come together and collaborate by building on existing strengths at Swinburne University of Technology and proactively develop partnerships with industries and communities. This approach fosters skills in design innovation research, which enables postgraduates to develop high-end frontier capabilities for transforming often deviously complex problems into valued design innovations.
The Centre exists to nurture and build PhD design students from around the globe, from a range of different design disciplines. For many who come through the design honours pathway powered by the Swinburne Design Factory, the Centre for Design Innovation provides that next step into frontier and advanced design knowledge development that can graduate leaders in strategic and meaningful design innovation.