Design Factory students and facilitator looking at research themes

Welcome to Design Factory NZ

We are a passion-fuelled, design-driven  co-creation space where students work with industry partners to solve complex problems.

In our fast-changing, interconnected world, we believe it is increasingly important to cultivate your skills in creativity, your processes for problem solving, and your growth in the human-centred skills of empathy, listening, prototyping and testing. 

Studying with Design Factory NZ places you in a team of students from across Wintec, learning the tools of co-creation and design - while giving you valuable  experience solving real-world problems.

If you have a passion for solving problem and want to develop your own  practical, design-driven toolbox, Design Factory NZ will be a valuable investment for your future career and challenges.

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Mira Cornes - Co-ordinator
07 834 8800 Ext 3371


  • You’re invited to lunch

    Design Factory NZ is a constant hub-of-activity but on one Thursday a month, the activity stops and the attention is on a free public event, Lunchtime Learning.

  • There’s a real buzz in the air at Design Factory NZ

    Increasing youth engagement in local government and dealing with waste left behind after major events, are just two of the problem-solving challenges Wintec’s Design Factory NZ students are working on.