The Design Innovation Research Centre is well known for having developed important next generation design-driven social innovation methods and tools such as Frame Creation and Transition Design.
DIRC is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team including strategic designers, industrial designers, architects, psychologists, business strategists and historians.
We draw from academic expertise within UTS, including technology and urban design and development, sustainability practice and connected intelligence.
A core part of DIRC has been a wide range of Designing Out Crime projects, run in a partnership with the NSW Department of Justice over the past 10 years. This body of work explores how access to social justice can be improved in prisons, courts and communities through design. This work draws on practices from architecture, industrial design, visual communication and special psychology and centres us within the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) community.
More information on these projects is available here.