Important Discoveries for a Better Nation by Design
Singapore’s design-driven development aims at enhancing lives and strengthening its identity as a smart nation. This study defines design in the context of Singapore, its impact, and its role. It employs a multi-method approach, including a literature review, interviews, and international benchmarking of Singapore’s design ecosystem. The study reveals key aspects of the local design ecosystem, including the roles of design and designers, ecosystem conditions, the perception of the industry, and the potential of design. Design stands central to Singapore’s progressive policies. While a vibrant ecosystem exists, opportunities remain for exploration and enhancement to address future challenges and realise ambitious goals.
Journal/Conference/Book titleDFGN.R 2nd Design Factory Global Network Research Conference 2023, 5-6 October, Turkey.