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:
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
This is how we create the age-friendly smart city
Director of Swinburne’s Future Self and Design Living Lab, Associate Professor Sonja Pedell discusses how city environments can be designed to meet the needs and personal goals of older AustraliansFriday 05 March 2021
Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests
Dr Norman Day analyses successful and unsuccessful approaches to green building design.Monday 04 January 2021
Students release wild animals in Melbourne to teach us a lesson
Campaign shows how road users can be so distracted they can miss wild animals roaming the streets in the cityMonday 20 July 2020
Photomedia student’s experimental image wins Adobe Top Talent AwardSwinburne Communication Design student, Caitlin Gmehling, has received an Adobe Top Talent Award in the Photography category at the 2019 Adobe Awards.Friday 25 October 2019
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