Design Innovation, including the topical areas of Design Thinking, Business Design, Organizational Design, Design Engineering and Systems Thinking, focuses on the development of key mindsets and skillsets for professionals interested in the Innovation Economy, society, and community.
Design may be the single most important factor that will distinguish those that can be replaced by machines from those that are fundamental to a healthy, developed and fair society.
The IbD programme uses design to span across the disciplines of engineering, innovation, business, entrepreneurship, management, and industrial design, and will contribute to foster expedited communication across fields, building leaders of global product-service-systems that can work effectively and efficiently across the full value chain.
The programme is imbued with SUTD’s unique pedagogy and a vibrant design and hands-on culture within and outside the classroom, supported by the 4-Dimensional Big-Design (4D Big-D) framework. It also brings its future graduates to a level in which they can collaborate effectively with graduates and professionals.