Official Launch of Swinburne’s Centre for Design Innovation
Date of Event: 21 Nov 2016
Location: AMDC Level 3 Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Leading Industry, Community and Research experts will present on the value and impact of serious design innovation research.
Featuring a collection of focussed talks on pioneering design research that strategically integrates the expertise of other disciplines, to achieve targeted outcomes and discoveries.
Presentations will provide insights into new and emerging global trends of how serious design innovation research is drawn upon to maximise productivity, customer uptake, and partner engagement. This session will also provide attendees with knowledge on how research grants can benefit industry.
For design to have a successful outcome, we need to understand the user. The underlying driver of our centre is to investigate and validate the key factors that underpin innovative designs of products, services, systems, spaces, and symbols to improve the chance of user uptake and impact By understanding the user and their context, design research increases productivity and effectiveness of the world of things, spaces and graphics we create for business, community and wellbeing.
Design innovation research also ties in user issues with technical knowledge, in ways no other discipline nails quite so comprehensively.
The Centre for Design Innovation is working on a variety of projects including smart wearables, shelter and relief after disaster, sexual health, and ageing.
- Our Smart Wearables Technology and Design core program looks at sensing devices and smart wearables to monitor and improve health and sports performance.
- Our Humanitarian Habitat and Design project will create an all-encompassing guideline for emergency relief and improve awareness of the long term impacts of small and mid-sized disasters.
- Our Future Self and Design Living Lab has recently been internationally recognised by the European Network of Living Labs and looks at design for aging in the context of real facilities.
- Our Geldom Project looks at the use of new materials to increase condom usage and decrease the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
At the conclusion of the talks, drinks and finger food will be served and there will be an opportunity to network with speakers
This event is open to the public.