Design Futures Lab

Design Futures Lab

School of Built Environment
Part of the UNSW Making Network


Due to the current COVID-19 situation the DFL will be closed and unable to accept any in-person or remote fabrication orders. We are incredibly sad to not be in the workshop to help you all to make models but we will still be available on teams and email for any making questions or concerns you may have during this lockdown period. To help inspire your at-home model making ventures we have created some videos of ways you can make and create at home which can be found below!

Chat with DFL Staff on Teams Making at Home Content

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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.

Want More Access?

Once you have gained your MS | Makerspace Safety Induction Badge (BENV0001) 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 MS Makerspace Safety Badge (also known as BENV0001 Fabrication Fundamentals)

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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.

Makerspace Learn

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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