IDC Paper Wins Reviewers’ Favourite at ICED17

24th August, 2017|

Congratulations to James, Kevin, and Kris  for their paper on “A Comparison of Design Decisions Made Early and Late in Development”. It is being recognised as Reviewers’ Favourite as well as being rated in the top 10% of the accepted papers based on reviewers’ scores at the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17) in […]

Local team finds speedy test for malaria

18th August, 2017|

Source: The Straits Times

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have come up with a portable and cost-efficient device that can detect malaria within 30 seconds.

Presently, the gold standard for diagnosis of the mosquito-borne disease is examining a patient’s blood smears through a laboratory microscope. This tool is not only bulky, but […]

SUTD AAL – German Design Award 2018

26th May, 2017|

SUTD’s Advanced Architecture Laboratory has been nominated for the German Design Award 2018

Congratulations to Professor Thomas Schroepfer and his team as the SUTD’s Advanced Architecture Laboratory has been nominated for the German Design Award 2018!

More information on the Award and the German Design Council can be found under

Preparing students for Healthcare Engineering

23rd April, 2017|

Preparing students for the emerging inter-disciplinary field of Healthcare Engineering at SUTD

Here is an article from OpenGov from one of their interviews with our faculty member, Professor Martin Dunn.

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Best Poster Award at the 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting

19th April, 2017|

Congratulations to Zhou Xilin for receiving a Best Poster Award at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting. There were more than 1500 posters presented at the conference, and only nine were honored with a Best Poster Award.

Small spider-shaped robots bag Singapore Design Mark

19th March, 2017|

IDC faculty, Mohan Rajesh Elara’s project Scorpio project has been awarded the Singapore Good Design Mark award for 2017 and was featured in The Straits Times.

Launched by the Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS) in 2013, the mark aims to recognise well- designed products and services.

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Remembering our Founders: The Making of a Memorial

17th March, 2017|

SUTD has been heavily involved in the Founders’ Memorial Committee’s Phase 2 engagement with the public from September 2016 to February 2017. The committee was led by Chairman of SUTD’s Board of Trustees, Mr Lee Tzu Yang. IDC Co-Director, Professor Kristin Wood has worked together with him to develop the methods to engage public using […]

IDC Co-Director Professor Kristin Wood as panelist for the Innovation by Design Conference

7th March, 2017|

IDC Co-Director, Professor Kristin Wood, was invited as a panelist for the recent Innovation by Design Conference, held on 7 and 8 March, as part of the Singapore Design Week. Other panelists include

Other panelists include Mr Patrick Chia from the Design Incubation Centre, National University of Singapore and Mr Tim Kobe of Eight Inc. The session […]

Constraints and Viewpoints: The Integrated Design and Management Program blends creativity, analysis, and empathy

17th February, 2017|

MIT HAS AN ESTABLISHED TRADITION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION that combines engineering and management. A new master’s program has developed a third component: the integrated design process and the power it brings to solving not just management and engineering problems but social problems as well.

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Technological progress alone won’t stem resource use

31st January, 2017|

A study led by MIT IDC Co-Director Professor Christopher Magee, finds that technological advances alone will not bring about dematerialization, or the reduction of the amount of materials needed to produce goods and services.

This research was funded in part by the IDC.

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