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Singapore Good Design Mark, 2017

Singapore Design Awards 2016 Product – Gold category (Institution)

Research projects in this programme will place an emphasis on design innovation in the areas of products, services and systems in health care, smart cities, artificial intelligence, and aviation. The following are a few example projects that might fall under the IBD programme.

This research project is funded by the International Design Center and started in January 2017. It will run until December 2019 and will look into the ways in which a design brief will affect the design outcome in various contexts. The collaborators come from multiple pillars at SUTD and from MIT and the University of Lisbon, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the project.

The objective of the proposed collaborative work is to advance the state of the art in the design of secure interconnected public infrastructures. The focus is on Security-by-Design. While security-by-design is not a new concept, the approach proposed here and its context, are and especially so in the context of interconnected public infrastructure. The objective will be met through the following key steps: (a) modeling based on abstraction from system design for security analysis, (b) impact and response analysis across interconnected infrastructures using the model, and (c) upgrading of the initial design to improve system resilience to cyber-attacks.

This research project is funded by the Digital Manufacturing and Design (DManD)  Center and started in September 2016. It will run until March 2019 and will study a way of manufacturing 3D composites using robotics, additive and subtractive manufacturing in novel ways. An interdisciplinary team of researchers coming from Architecture and Engineering will develop this project.

Developing design tools that lead to innovative products is a topic of interest to every company and any design tool that encompasses technical performance, environmental impact and life cycle cost is potentially valuable. This research aims to build a computer-based design tool that informs the design team in the selection of the most suitable composite structures for civil aircraft applications based on technical, economic and environmental performance over a product’s life-cycle in a multidisciplinary and multi-objective optimization scenario at the early design phase.