Design Futures Lab

The Design Futures Lab aims to inspire exploration, innovation and research into fabrication, emerging technologies and design theories.

Students designing, engineering and creating at the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC)

The Design Futures Lab aims to inspire exploration, innovation and research into fabrication, emerging technologies and design theories. We are committed to delivering high impact research and equipping students with knowledge and skills to develop projects from early concept design to resolution. 

When using our spaces, please make sure you have a mask and sign in using our QR code on entry.

What’s on in the Design Futures Lab

Learn new skills with our video tutorials

Learn from the experts by perusing our growing library of video tutorials. Some are comprehensive introductions to popular Makerspace network machines and others are skills-based videos which will teach you specialist processes.

What are Badges?

To gain access to the UNSW Makerspace Network, users need to earn access Badges. Badging is how we ensure UNSW Making users have the skills to safely and efficiently use our network of materials, machines and spaces. Earn badges by first completing associated online learning components followed by in-person Badge Training. The first badge you should complete is MS Makerspace Safety Badge (also known as BENV0001 Fabrication Fundamentals).

Want more access?

Once you've gained your MS | Makerspace Safety Induction Badge (BENV0001), you can book more training and gain access to more machines.

Find us

Design Futures Lab

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