Change your industry every 13 weeks - ranging from healthcare, furniture, consumer electronics, transportation, apps, retail to service design. Work with industry collaborators like IBM, L'Oreal and DBS, alongside senior students. Come out ready to challenge the dynamics of real industry practice.
Crafting User Experience In Retail & Government Sections
Innovation & Invention in Healthcare & Medicine
3D Printing & Digital Fabrication Mastership
Invention of Tools, Mechanisms, Materials & Structures
Future Trends Forecasting & Disruptive Innovation
Specialist in Creativity & Problem-solving Methods
Entrepreneur Product Creation for Crowdfunding & Startups
Interaction for Mobile Apps & the Internet of Things
Mastery of Product Aesthetics, Usability & Desire Creation
Experimentations & Exploitation of Materials
Be one of the fifty students chosen this year to be mentored by our award-winning and diverse faculty team, which includes some of our own!
As the Head of DID, Prof Christian specialises in design fundamentals and principles, and directs our unique design pedagogy. He was discipled by Japanese design master Toshiyuki Kita, and now plays an active role in promoting design in Singapore.
Hans was honoured with the Designer of the Year at the President's Design Award 2017. His work tiptoes on the boundaries between design, craft & art. He believes that design not only helps us "do", design also helps us "understand".
Specialised in service design, JJ's current research focuses on embedding design capabilities within organisations and service design for aging. She has worked with global companies like Microsoft and Samsung, and various government agencies.
A recipient of the Apple Distinguished Educator award and Communication Design Educators award, Prof Stone is a designer and author who specialises in the area of motion design, interaction design, information visualization, and UX.
Inventor of the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse mechanism and co-founder of STUCK, Donn has received the Braunprize, Red Dot Awards and President's Design Award. He teaches foundational creativity and design entrepreneurship by creating hit Kickstarter products.
Christophe is a multicultural designer who has worked with major figures like Philippe Starck and companies like Thomson and Christian Dior. While teaching in ENSCI (Paris), he developed the Design Fiction Studio and a particular approach to Visionary Design.
Prof Yen has an excellent ability to combine theoretical thinking and practice in design education, specialising in interaction design for healthcare. Holding multiple Excellent Teaching Awards, his supervision has received more than 40 design awards.
Patrick Chia's designs have roamed Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo. He has served as jury member for numerous international award and as jury chair for the President's Design Award Singapore.
Martin is a master of 3D computer graphics and has redefined digital and virtual product development processes over 15 years of work experience. He established the Computer Aided Industrial Design track to help students hack into the tools of the future.
As co-founder of Design Exchange with over 20 years of industry experience and over 20 design awards, Prof Song creates learning experiences true to market reality. He has led collaboration projects with Philips, DBS, Samsung, GovTech and more.
Armed with design, business and technological knowledge, our alumni have gone to become leaders in tech startups, design consultancies, government agencies, R&D companies, service industries, marketing sectors, as well as design education. Many have also established their own design firms.
Class of 2003
Creative Director, BMW Group Designworks Munich Studio
Class of 2011
Illustrator at Google
Founder of X Spots the Mark and Everyday Canoe
Class of 2011
Senior User Experience Designer at LinkedIn, Silicon Valley
Class of 2008
Assistant Vice President,
Innovation & Change Management, DBS Bank
Class of 2007
Founder of the wildly successful Kith Cafe.
Class of 2004
Founder of Supermama, Singapore's home-grown gallery store that uses culture as a context to design.
Class of 2005
Co-Founder of STUCK Design, a leading multi-disciplinary design agency.
Now it's your turn to shine.
BY LOREN LIM
Oneware is a series of modular kitchen accessories that is designed for those who only have one functioning arm.
Awards: James Dyson Award 2016 National Winner, TISD Competition 2016 Product Design Gold Award, IKEA Young Designer Award 2016 National Winner
BY ZI FONG & AI LING
The Dyslexperience is an interactive empathy book designed in response to a general lack of understanding about dyslexia in Singapore.
Awards: TISD Competition 2019 Grand Prix
BY DONN KOH
Leapfrog is an assistive walker for the rehabilitative needs of Cerebral Palsied kids.
Awards: 2007 Braunprize Grand Winner Award, 2008 IF Concept Award, 2007 Red Dot Concept Award
BY MAGGIE SEAH
Mist is explored as a manipulable and visually expressive material. Through new techniques and environmental factors, mist is slowed down and given a magical, soothing presence in two scent diffusers.
BY TOMMY, KEVIN, JINGJIE
The world's first pocketable chewable reusable straw with a case to spin dry your straw for multiple uses.152% over funded with 578 backers pledging S$30,577.
Awards: IDA Design Award 2018 Gold Winner
BY JOHN TEO
Concerned for our tendency to spend mindlessly with today's cashless payments, Afford is a mobile application that emphasises on the amount we are spending, trading convenience for awareness.
BY EASON CHOW
Flipod simplifies bed rotation for non-ambulant patients to relieve respiratory & bed discomfort due to prolonged static positions while sleeping.
Awards: James Dyson Award 2016 International Top 20 Finalist
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