Our Mission

Our mission is to design and drive strategic design- and human- centric innovation programs and organisational transformations through: pedagogical/education innovation, co-creation, design guidance, incubation and training projects becoming a catalyst at the center of engineering, architecture, science, psychology, and business.​

Our Vision

The vision of DI@SG is to be a leading design innovation hub that drives human centricity through impactful education, research, mindsets and principles through a transformational force across enterprises, governments, Singapore and beyond.​

Our History

In 2012, the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) was launched, which aimed to become the world’s premier scholarly hub for technologically intensive design.

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In 2015, as part of the IDC, the Design Innovation @ Singapore (DI) platform was formed to organise and drive Design- and Technology-centred Innovation programs and initiatives for Singapore and beyond.

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In 2021, the DI team was integrated with the SUTD Academy to enhance our offerings as a provider of Continuing Education and Training (CET).

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Design Guidance & Services
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Mentoring: Embedding Design Capability

A highly customised project where a few DI team members work closely with your team as catalysts in applying DI in the context of your project. Your team brings in deep domain knowledge while the DI team brings in DI expertise, diverse experiences, and a fresh lens. Embed DI capability in your team, applying DI in your project at work together with the DI team. Instil a DI culture in your team.

5 - 15
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Stakeholder Engagements

A highly interactive, hands-on, human-centred approach to stakeholder engagements. We uncover participants’ considerations, interests and concerns, and get them to co-create and prototype solutions. We also help analyse research data with mixed-method data analytics, and frame opportunities and recommendations.

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Product-Service-System Design

A collaborative engagement with the DI team, where our DI team delivers to your organisation a product-service-system design. Tap on our human-centered, interdisciplinary expertise in designing and developing products, services and systems.

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Design Research
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Advancing Design Practice

A rigorous scientific study on design methods, tools, and principles to ground and advance inter-disciplinary design practice.

Join us in co-creating, experimenting with, and validating state-of-the-art design methods, tools, and principles.

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Design Education - Professional Development
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DI Workshops

Practice-oriented physical or online workshopd walking participants through the Design Innovation Process, Methods and Principles in engaging with a challenge of their choice for their context. Inspire and equip your team or organisation with Design Innovation skillsets and mindsets to enhance their innovation work.

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DI Awareness

Participants will get an overview of design innovation.
Recommended for leadership.

> 30
1 day (9am - 6pm)
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DI Leadership

Participants will experience a transformational learning journey of advanced design methods.

> 30
2 days (9am - 6pm)
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DI Bootcamp

Participants will learn from an extensive arsenal of advanced design to build a culture of DI.

> 30
3 days (9am - 6pm)
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Innovation by Design

This course is designed to teach DI through co-creating an actual project the organisation is working on.

> 30
8 days (9am - 6pm)
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Design Education - Tertiary Level
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Design Odyssey

Established by SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, in partnership with the JP Morgan Foundation, Design Odyssey aims to provide students a seamless transition to professional practice by developing a human-centric focus rooted in design, innovation and social awareness.

We are offering 3 different tracks, each of them thoughtfully designed to benefit students in different phases of their studies.

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