The Centre for Design Innovation (CDI) provides access to a strong client-focused research capability that responds to increasing market and community demand for strategic and transformative design and development.
CDI builds upon existing research strengths at Swinburne University of Technology: linking researchers with industries and communities to enable human scale, user-focused, design-led innovation. This approach fosters the opportunity for deep and effective design innovation research, enabling postgraduates to transform often deviously complex problems into valued design innovations that have commercial and humanitarian benefits.
At the heart of the CDI’s values is the desire to nurture PhD students from around the world with a range of different design discipline interests that have in common the goal to develop meaningful value for people. For many who have come through an honours pathway, CDI provides the next step into advanced design knowledge development for graduate leaders in strategic and productive design innovation.