How Swinburne Design Factory Melbourne works
At Swinburne Design Factory Melbourne, we are always looking for project partners to present a challenge to the team to create change in the form of new products, services or systems innovations. Through a design innovation process that includes idea generation, proof-of-concept, prototyping and testing, project teams provide creative solutions, visualise outcomes and develop prototypes for industry – all while being supported by cross-departmental teaching staff and researchers from Swinburne.
Team members are given the freedom and resources to create genuine solutions, students gain new learning experiences through interdisciplinary and international activities, and project sponsors get access to teams of top-level students and leading scholars.
We are one of three founding Design Factories
Swinburne Design Factory Melbourne is one of the three founding Design Factories inspired by the world’s first Design Factory at Aalto University in Helsinki. Aalto Design Factory pioneered a radically new approach to teaching product and service development by bringing leading business and design scholars to future talent, and a mixture of companies together in a purpose-designed creative environment.
The Design Factory Global Network consists of more than 30 factories across the world. Swinburne Design Factory Melbourne’s program also includes collaboration with the Stanford ME310/SUGAR Network and is founder of the Challenge Based Innovation Program A³ in partnership with IdeaSquare at CERN to accelerate ideas through collaboration, research and development prototyping, and experimental innovation.