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The SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, in partnership with the JP Morgan Foundation, is proud to announce the launch of our new Design Odyssey programme.

The programme aims to provide our students a truly seamless transition to professional practice by developing a human-centric focus rooted in design, innovation and social awareness. For more information on Design Odyssey, please refer to the collaterals below.

Projects

The Home Project

The Home Project

How might we develop a vision of nursing/elderly home to accommodate the growing population of elderly?

TerraDime

Terradime

How might we utilize the food waste created everyday in a meaningful way?

Project Genie

Elderly VR

How might we improve the quality of life of those who have limited mobility, including those with physical constraints and medical conditions?

Inventing Tomorrow

Inventing Tomorrow

How might we encourage needy children to discover their passion and interest in Design and Technology?

Wheel-E

Wheel-E

How might we sustainably empower wheelchair users in the near and long term with the skills and knowledge to invent their way out of their circumstances?

 

Find the Value of Ugly Food

Ugly Food

How might we reduce the amount of food that are thrown away due to aesthetics and develop a solution to deliver healthy food to people?

Environment Personal Touch

Environment Personal Touch

How might we tackle environment issues in Singapore? (Target users and beneficiaries)

eduCODERS

EduCODERS

We intend to employ the rewarding nature of coding to empower under-privileged students by enhancing their sense of achievement and guiding them towards their ambition.

Why At Risk

Why At Risk

Improving the operational efficiency of EQUAL-ARK and exposing At-Risk Youths to mentorship, which empower them to become better individuals in society.

EQualise

EQualise

How might we create an inclusive society through habitual reinforcement via integrated technology
and common space ?

E-Ways

E-Ways

How might we reuse used smartphones in a meaningful way to help improve the lives of the people, e.g refugees, elderly or children in rural areas

MERA

MERA

How might we solve healthcare related problems due to the increasing aged population in Singapore?

MESSA

MESSA

How might we provide efficacious aid for disaster victims through a humanitarian effort at
the time they need the most?

Neo-Dynamo

Neo-Dynamo

How might we create renewable energy for third world countries to utilise?

OAKE

OAKE

How might we create an environment that promotes sustainability?

PROSthetics

PROSthetics

How might we improve the life of people with disabilities?

SHELI

S.H.E.L.I

How might we streamline everyday mundane processes within a home to efficiently respond to elderly people’s needs?

Syntasis

Syntasis

How might we allow new programmers to put their programming skills to use in meaningful real world projects. It would give them experience, while benefiting NGOs with fresh talent.

Tremor Liberum

Tremor Liberum

How might we assist the lives of patients with hand tremors without the use of medication?

mart-bin

$MART Bin

How might we aim to give back to nature – with recycling at the core of our business?

Schedule

Date Time Venue Event Type
7 April 2017 2 – 5PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Leadership Module 4
28 April 2017 5 – 7PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Design Odyssey Get-Together Dinner – 

  • Spring Enterprise Discovery Project Showcase
  • Plans for Internship Phase 
CORE for Enterprise Phase participants
12 July 2017 6.30 – 8PM TBC Internship Project Progress Sharing
14 July 2017 6.30 – 8PM TBC Internship Project Progress Sharing
19 July 2017 6.30 – 8PM TBC Internship Project Progress Sharing
21 July 2017 6.30 – 8PM TBC Internship Project Progress Sharing
13 or 15 September 2017 2 – 6PM TBC CLOSING – 
Design Odyssey Project Showcase
CORE

*Programme schedule is subject to changes

 

PAST EVENTS
*Check out photos of the workshops from here
Date Time Venue Event
24 March 2017 3 – 5PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Women Leadership Panel
17 March 2017 2.45 – 5.45PM Cohort Classroom 2, 1.315 Leadership Module 3
10 March 2017 2 – 5PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Enterprise Mid-Term Project Review
24 February 2017 3 – 7PM IDC Innovation Space, 3.109 Design Odyssey Social Phase – Project Showcase 
17 February 2017 2 – 5PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Portfolio Development
10 February 2017 2 – 5PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Leadership Module 2
8 February 2017 3 – 5.30PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Meet and Greet with Mentors
*Refreshments will be provided
20 January 2017 9AM – 3PM Capstone 9 & 10, 2.509 Leadership Module 1
*Lunch will be provided
7 – 14 January 2017 Yangon, Myanmar Overseas Immersion Trip
16 December 2016 6 – 8PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Design Odyssey Get-Together
•Announce IAP Trip details
•Itinerary and Pitching Preparation
*Dinner will be provided
2 December 2016 3 – 4PM J. P. Morgan
Capital Tower
168 Robinson Road
Odyssey Pitch 6
25 November 2016 3 – 4PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Odyssey Pitch 5
18 November 2016 3 – 4PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Odyssey Pitch 4
11 November 2016 3 – 4PM J. P. Morgan
One@City
Changi Business Park Central 1
Odyssey Pitch 3
4 November 2016 3 – 4PM J. P. Morgan
Capital Tower
168 Robinson Road
Odyssey Pitch 2
28 October 2016 9AM – 1PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 Mid-Term Project Review
2 – 5PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 Fusion 360 Design Now Workshop
Programme Information
3 – 4PM J. P. Morgan
One@City
Changi Business Park Central 1
Odyssey Pitch 1
14 October 2016 5.30 – 8PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 Design Odyssey Get-Together

  • Enterprise Project Briefing
  • IAP Selection Results

*Dinner will be provided
*Students who sign up for Professional Package are also required to attend

5 October 2016 2 – 6PM Computer Lab 1.611 Web Development
28 September 2016 2 – 6PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408
  • Mobile App Development
  • IAP Briefing
23 September 2016 2.30 – 4.30PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 Pitching Workshop by J. P. Morgan
21 September 2016 2 – 6PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 3D Technology CAD and 3D Modelling
16 September 2016 5 – 6.30PM Waiting Room, 2.103 Industry Networking Dinner
*Students need not attend
14 September 2016 2 – 6PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 Design Philosophy and Culture
Programme Information
6 September 2016 9.30AM – 4.30PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 Design Boot Camp Day 2 – Mindset and Teamology
Programme Information
5 September 2016 9.30AM – 4.30PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 Design Boot Camp Day 1 – Prototyping
Programme Information
8 July 2016 5 – 6.30PM IDC Innovation Space, 3.109 Mentor Appreciation Dinner
15 June 2016 5 – 6PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Project Briefing
Project Briefing Slides
15 June 2016 2 – 5PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Cultivating Emotional Intelligence with Mindfulness and Enneagram
Programme Information
27 May 2016 3 – 6PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308
25 May 2016 2 – 5PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Mindset and Teamology
Programme Information
20 May 2016 2 – 5PM Cohort Classroom 10, 2.308 Affinity Diagram and Ideation Techniques
Programme Information
18 May 2016 2 – 5PM Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408
29 April 2016 6 – 8PM Capstone 9, 2.509 Social Dinner 
15 April 2016 3 – 6PM Capstone 9, 2.509 Social High-Tea
23 March 2016 Capstone 9, 2.509 Professional Portfolio Development
10 March 2016 100 Jalan Mashhor Social Immersion Visit to EQUAL-ARK
7 – 8 March 2016 Capstone 7 & 8, 2.408 Inaugural Bootcamp

Enterprises and students who are interested to be a part of this program or find out more can contact design_odyssey@sutd.edu.sg.
(Download the FAQ here)

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