QUT Design Manifesto
Design today is not just a noun, but a verb. It is not just an object, but an action. It is not just an artefact, but an approach. Design resists stasis: it enables, disrupts, innovates, mediates, and facilitates. Uniquely equipped to deliver social, cultural, political, economic and environmental impacts, design drives value creation and innovation in the 21st century.
The QUT Design Lab and the School of Design engaged in an engagement process to tease out the values we want to adhere to in research, teaching, learning, and practice. The result is the QUT Design Manifesto:
- Design is inclusive [open].
- Design serves people, place, and planet [ethical].
- Design seeks a better future [optimistic].
- Design privileges curiosity [experimental].
- Design disrupts to drive positive change [transformational].
Moving beyond the creation of objects or artefacts, the QUT Design Lab demonstrates the benefit and value of design methods, practices, and outcomes in realising Australia’s National Innovation agenda.
Our mission is “Change by Design.”
Fostering transdisciplinary collaboration, the QUT Design Lab has been established in 2016 as a centre for bold, fresh, and rigorous design-led research that seeks to tackle our most pressing 21st century challenges. The QUT Design Lab offers an open, agile and permeable structure comprising three value-driven research programs.
As a hub and home for a diverse team of academics, research students, industry professionals, and community leaders, 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, society, and the environment.
The QUT Design Lab is structured into three broad areas:
Explore our research programs focussing on transdisciplinary design-led innovation across our three main programs: Designing Future Technologies, Designing for Health, and Designing Creative and Resilient Communities.Read more
News & Events
See what's happening at the QUT Design Lab and join us at one of our regular events, ranging from interesting talks to book launches and more.Read more
Design Research Training
The QUT Design Lab is currently calling for qualified applicants for our Higher Degree Research training with particular focus on applicants interested in undertaking research in our three primary research programsRead more
Prof Evonne Miller
Assoc Prof Markus Rittenbruch
Assoc Prof Glenda Caldwell
Program Leader - Designing Creative and Resilient Communities
Assoc Prof Marianella Chamorro-Koc
Program Leader - Designing for Health
Dr Jared Donovan
Program Leader - Designing Future Technologies
Assoc Prof Veronica Garcia Hansen
Research Training Coordinator
QUT Design Lab Annual Report