Sustainability and innovation in design

World-leading research

Our sustainability and innovation in design research is ranked 41st in the world for art and design ( QS World Rankings). We are making key contributions to fields of design including:

  • architecture
  • design practice and management
  • interactive visual design.

We focus on the delivery of sustainable environments, products and services through the application of digital tools and systems.

This research area seeks to deliver social and economic advantages to government, industry and community, with realised benefits in health and wellbeing, sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

QUT Design Lab

The QUT Design Lab (part of the School of Design) leads this area of research, and is driving forward Australia's national innovation agenda. The Design Lab nurtures innovative and transdisciplinary collaborations that directly lead to solutions for many of the world's most crucial contemporary challenges.

Research enquiries

Creative Industries Research

Research degree enquiries

Creative Industries - postgraduate research enquiries