QUT Design Lab

Design is no longer just the pursuit of creating objects or artefacts. It is a method and a research approach able to drive Australia’s National Innovation agenda.

Harnessing this potential, the QUT Design Lab was founded in 2016 to employ bold, fresh, and rigorous design-led research to tackle major societal challenges facing society, industry, community, and the environment.

Acting as a hub and home for a diverse team of academics, research students, and industry professionals, the QUT Design Lab supports transdisciplinary collaborations that result in tangible impact and engagement, and which transfer knowledge and technology into beneficial applications for industry and society.

Our mission is “Change by Design.”



  • QUT Design Lab
    GPO Box 2434, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia
  • The Hut, Kelvin Grove Campus
    Creative Industries Precinct, Musk Avenue
    KELVIN GROVE QLD 4059, Australia
  • +61 7 3138 9011
  • designlab@qut.edu.au