We’re often approached by people at a turning point, where they’re wanting to try things differently but unsure where to begin. We explore the role that design can play in these moments of transition; exploring futures, navigating complexity, find new meaning and supporting new practices.
We have a history of working with people in conflicted situations, whether it’s organisations who are stuck or people experiencing marginalisation. We understand that moments of change can be daunting, so we work to create experiences of learning that are meaningful, humanistic and playful.
From over 10 years experience, including 150 projects combined, the Design Innovation Research Centre has deep expertise in:
Engaging sensitively with people and places
Facilitating collaboration with conflictual stakeholders
Finding playful ways to negotiate serious social challenges
Clarifying organisational challenges, barriers and opportunities through the application of design approaches and mindsets
As a centre, we’re at our own turning point - previously we were separate centres exploring one method of frame creation in two areas: Designing Out Crime and Business Innovation. Now we have joined and are moving into a range of new project areas and aiming to explore a more pluralistic approach to reframing social and organisational complexity.
Learn more about how design can be used to tackle crime and social problems in our community through this long running initiative between the Design Innovation Research Centre and the NSW Department of Justice.