Frame Creation is a design-based framework used to approach open, complex, dynamic and network problems across a vast range of sectors. The Frame Creation program at DI:rc looks at the study of key design methodologies and the development of methods and tools to disrupt stagnant business practices. Research in this stream will focus largely on the public sector. It is divided into two discrete nodes:
Designing Out Crime
Designing Out Crime uses innovation in design methodology and practice to reduce opportunistic crime. Researchers in this program deliver action-oriented research solutions for our industry partners, helping them reframe their understanding of the concept of safety in the public domain. To date, we have completed more than 40 projects with organisations, government agencies and community groups across multiple sectors.
The Resilient Cities node is the result of partnerships with the NSW Government Architect’s Office and the NSW Department of Finance and Services. Research in this program uses the study of expert design practices to develop new ways for public and private organisations to achieve innovation. It seeks to inspire the application of design thinking in all areas of urban life, including:
- health care infrastructure
- future of work practices
- social wellbeing