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In collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) is a private, non-profit university, located at Dubai Design District (d3), accredited by the Ministry of Education in the UAE. With its first intake in 2018, DIDI is focused on nurturing, mentoring and creating the next generation of designers. The curriculum is designed to empower students to map out their own four-year educational journey, culminating in the region’s first Integrated Bachelor of Design degree, with a choice of concentration in the areas of Product Design, Multimedia Design, Fashion Design and Strategic Design Management.

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Projects

A Whole New World

A Whole New World

Energy

A responsive system to replace glass windows

Aibo

Aibo

Energy

A lamp that helps those living alone communicate their needs to neighbours

Dateform

Dateform

Work and Economic Growth

A new system to process date farming byproducts into a range of upcycled materials

Nexus

Nexus

Tools for the visually impaired

Nexus is a device designed to bring the experience of interacting with a painting to the visually impaired.

Hugo

Hugo

Health and Well-being

HUGO is an empathic symbiotic creature that interacts with humans, responding to their emotional state.

Inner Voice

Inner Voice

Health and Well-being

Inner voice is a healing device that detects human emotion at work and cues music to help cope with stress.

Shameless

Shameless

Education

Shameless is a garment created by a biodegradable new fabric, to remind users about the implications of pollution and waste.

Shameless

Shameless

Education

Shameless is a garment created by a biodegradable new fabric, to remind users about the implications of pollution and waste.