Research Groups

The QUT Design Lab is not built from scratch. Rather, it is fortunate to be able to build on and leverage the previous, current and emerging research strengths, long-standing track record of achievements, as well as local, national and international recognition of various research groups in the School of Design, including:

Creative Enterprise Australia – the Creative Industries Faculty’s very own dedicated incubator for creative technology and entrepreneurship

Design Education – professional development in design education for current and pre-service teachers

Design Robotics – design research and robotic engineering for advanced manufacturing

Diseño@QUT – a special interest research group on design, architecture and intellectual exchange between Australia and Latin America

HUB Studio – AR/VR/Games research and development group

People and Systems (PAS) Lab – people-centred design research for creating enriching experiences

Stitchery Collective – Brisbane based fashion design collective

Urban Informatics – world-leading design-led research across people, place, and technology beyond smart cities


Previous Design Research Groups

  • Centre for Social Change Research
  • Design for Health and Social Inclusion
  • Digital Asia
  • Centre for Subtropical Design
  • Complex Urban System Design