The Centre for Design Innovation (CDI) leads the research and development of fundamental, strategic and transformative design solutions.
Our team tackle deviously complex problems to generate new knowledge and drive real-world social, health, environmental and economic benefit. We do this with a strong client-focused capability, integrating the voices of clients and communities to create impactful research outcomes with commercial distinction.
Housed within a range of innovative facilities, our award-winning projects and core programs are aligned with national research priorities and Swinburne’s 2025 Research Vision.
Our research is focused within three core programs:
Young Swinburne designers help build luxury brand
Young Swinburne designers are helping to build the range for a new Melbourne-based luxury product brand, Lood.Tuesday 31 October 2023
Appreciating aging in everyday products
New design research is tackling how to reduce product waste by shifting user perceptions to help people value and enjoy products for longer.Tuesday 27 June 2023
Swinburne innovations are addressing the housing crisis by developing sustainable, affordable and energy efficient housing materials
A new research project from Swinburne University of Technology will make Australian homes more sustainable, address rising costs of living, and reduce construction waste.Read more (Swinburne innovations are addressing the housing crisis by developing sustainable, affordable and energy efficient housing materials)Tuesday 20 June 2023
Motion art captures city life and multiple design awards
A Swinburne motion design team has taken data from the lives of everyday Melburnians and transformed it into award-winning living artwork.Friday 17 March 2023
Students show how sustainability is more than recycling
Leaf blowers designed by students for a ‘right to repair’ showcase demonstrate the importance of repairability in sustainable design practises.Wednesday 21 December 2022
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