The CENTER for DESIGN INNOVATION is a multi-campus research center of the University of North Carolina system. Part laboratory, part workshop and part convening space, the Center is a visual gateway to a newly emerging Winston-Salem and the greater Piedmont Triad Region. Located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the Center is a new kind of incubator engine powering people across a region long known for its innovations in manufacturing and the arts, the Center works broadly with academic, business, and local community organizations along with its founding partners Winston-Salem State University; UNC School of the Arts; and Forsyth Technical Community College.


The CENTER FOR DESIGN INNOVATION building provides 24,000 square feet of lab, learning, and convening spaces that are designed to support state-of-the-art creative, technical, entrepreneurial, and design thinking activities.


RESEARCH AND LEARNING PLATFORMS

Cultivating Innovation: From a maker's curiosity to an entrepreneur's invention, the Center welcomes lifelong learners to explore new creative and technical skills.

 

Digital Manufacturing: The Center provides access to technologies and processes for the expanding knowledge required for next generation design and manufacturing.

 

Computational Thinking in Design: The Center is a networked "building as platform" designed to support ambitious, field-expanding, leading-edge discovery and innovation in computational media, creativity and cognition from immersive performance to augmented reality and data visualization.

 

LaunchPAD: The Center is a platform that closes the gap between great ideas and their realization by providing communal space, mentoring and forums for knowledge exchange.

High School youth participate in design and literacy workshop

Stanford Girls Driving for a Difference Workshop

UNCSA D&P student preparing CUBE performance sound.

Winston-Salem IEEE Chapter Meetings

 
 CDI IS A MULTI-CAMPUS RESEARCH CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SYSTEM.
450 Design Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 USA; Phone: 01.336.750.8400
 
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