Design Incubator: A Prototype for New Design Practice



ISBN: 9781780676968 Category:

Patrick Chia


This book selects and curates exclusive content from DIC’s extensively documented seven-year archive and is presented here as a single body of work. Interspersed with insights and reflections from team members past-and-present, it is a handbook for designers that seek to incorporate unique, progressive methods and approaches into their personal or professional practices as well as a retrospective monograph on the Design Incubation Centre. Projects within the book are arranged and organised in a thematic manner and contain over 400 colour photographs, charts, notes and sketches that illustrate with acuity how ideas and research are distilled and translated into polished prototypes and outcomes. Over the years, the Centre had its work featured and exhibited at The MoMA, New York, Maison et Objet, Paris, Salone Satellite, Milan and Ricordi & Sfera, Tokyo.

Additional information

Weight 884 g
Dimensions 19.9 x 25.8 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 March 2018
Number of pages
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.9 x 25.8 cm
Weight 884 g
Patrick Chia is one of the founding directors of the Design Incubation Centre (DIC). Established in 2006, DIC is Singapore’s first dedicated industrial design research laboratory. DIC has exhibited extensively worldwide, garnering notable international and local awards from the Osaka International Design Competition, the RedDot Design Awards and the Singapore President’s Design Award.