In 2015 the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) devised the Design Innovation @ Singapore (DI) platform to organize and drive Design- and Technology-centered Innovation programs and initiatives for Singapore and beyond.
Design Innovation is a human‐centered and inter‐disciplinary approach to innovate and address complex challenges in our world. Individuals with domain knowledge in various fields, including engineering, architecture, science, psychology, and business, come together as a team to understand the underlying issues, and—through a facilitated process — solve these in an innovative manner. It is human‐centric at its core, with an emphasis on developing empathy of users, collaborating in a multi-disciplinary team, and rapid prototyping.
This unique Design Innovation platform encompasses three distinct but inter-related core areas:
|Design Education||Design Guidance||Design Incubation||Design Research|
|Program for private and public sector professionals, focusing on fundamental DI mindsets & skillsets||Customised DI facilitation to support organisations to innovate and address the complex challenges they face||Enterprise incubation and acceleration program for Singapore-based technology startups, leveraging the IDC’s DI@SG resources and expertise||Customised in-depth scientific study of DI and technical challenges faced in practice or education|
Design Education (Professional Development)
The IDC offers professional education to organisations and individuals to build-up capabilities in Design Innovation (DI). All our workshops are designed to introduce participants to design thinking and its contribution to innovation and value creation, and make extensive use of hands-on exercises to train design innovation methods.
All workshops can be customised to address your specific needs and context.
IDC’s Professional Development Workshop Offerings
Recommended Workshops for Different Roles and Needs
For more information on the DI@SG programme, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.