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The Design Innovation research centre (DI:rc) is a transdisciplinary centre located at UTS. Our team is focused on the development of innovative, design-oriented research with the potential to transform the companies we work for and the cities in which we live. Given our transdisciplinary focus we do not reside within a faculty but form part of the UTS Creative Intelligence Strategy.

The DI:rc team is committed to the use of research as a tool to disrupt traditional business practices. Our work creates new opportunities for innovation, drives company growth and encourages our partners to reframe existing organisational challenges in new and exciting ways. 

Partnering with DI:rc offers exciting potential for industry organisations of all sizes and across all sectors. We work with our industry partners to develop design-led research that expands their products and services, business models and people engagement strategies. 

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Photo of Sam Bucolo and Kees Dorst stading together. Photo by Hannah Jenkins

Solutions by design

In a business environment that is constantly changing, with new technologies and new competition, the most successful organisations are those that remain agile and flexible. “The world now belongs to the quickest learner, not the one with the longest tradition,” says UTS Professor of Design Kees Dorst.
This inspirational book helps the reader to become an innovation leader in creating for the common good.
Are our innovation efforts aligned to the challenges of our times? With so much being written on design thinking, why do so many firms struggle to adopt this mindset and make this transition?
Frame Innovation, a book by Kees Dorst has been released!




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Ultimo NSW 2007

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Design Innovation research centre
University of Technology Sydney
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007


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Phone: +61 2 9514 8998
Email: designinnovation@uts.edu.au


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