Design Futures Lab

Design Futures Lab

School of Built Environment
Part of the UNSW Making Network

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Our Vision

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

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Once you have gained your WS | Workshop Safety Induction Badge you can book more training and gain access to more machines.

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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 WS Workshop Safety Badge.

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What's on in the Design Futures Lab

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Learn New Skills with our great Video Tutorials

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

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Find Us

Design Futures Lab

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The Squarehouse (E4)
Ground Floor
Room G06B
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

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