This is the blog of the Department of Industrial Design and Innovation at AUT University School of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand. Our vision is to become recognised as offering one of the best product design and design thinking programmes in the world. Our purpose is to produce highly regarded graduates, who are not just great designers and design thinkers, but who care deeply about the impacts of their design decisions. Our graduates will contribute to the social, economic and environmental fabric of New Zealand and the wider global community, now and into the future.
Our purpose is also to produce high quality research that informs our teaching, and contributes to the design profession, industry and society.