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Teams create ingenious concepts that can be realised for industry and community

Prof. Blair Kuys

3D Korean War Memorial Melbourne - Mathieu Lewis
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the Future-Self and Design Living Lab works towards sustainable empowerment for the aged population

Age well. Promote quality of life.
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digital design techniques can create"

Professor Marcus White

Image by Chen Canhui – FabPod II
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A PhD is humanity’s most serious of all efforts to cut through the fray of ideologies and groupthink trickery

Associate Professor Kurt Seemann

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World-class expertise 

CDI builds upon existing research strengths at Swinburne University of Technology to enable human scale, user focused, design led innovation. This approach fosters the opportunity for high level design innovation research, enabling postgraduates to transform often devious complex problems into valued design innovations that have commercial and humanitarian benefits.
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We thank the late Prof. Don Iverson for having the vision to support and help kick start the Centre for Design Innovation.  This video will be kept up on this site for a while yet in his honour.


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Prospective students

CDI exists to nurture and build PhD students from around the world,
and from a range of design disciplines. This pathway provides information about how to apply.

INDUSTRY partners

CDI proactively develops partnerships with industries and communities.


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CDI is always looking to support new exciting research talent in design innovation.  Follow this link to find out more.