Singapore University of Social Sciences


Design-X (SCO399)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Student SUcceSS Centre


Design-X is a semester-long solution-driven project that aims to advance critical inquiry into a range of local issues using a cross-disciplinary perspective. It is meant for those who have a keen interest in finding and constructing new insights to systemic and social issues (for example using critical, systems and design thinking approaches) and who want to work with faculty members to explore and develop solutions to address community concerns. Students can form project teams or join as individuals and submit their own ideas. Successful projects will be considered for the service-learning component for graduation.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Formulating a research problem
  • Literature review
  • Research ethics
  • Data collection and ethnography
  • Brainstorming and evaluation
  • Prototyping and application
  • Feedback loops
  • Iteration
  • Social impact assessment
  • Analysis and recommendations
  • Project report writing
  • Project presentation

Learning Outcome

  • Propose an area of social issue for inquiry with community-centred solutions
  • Examine the relationships between relevant stakeholders
  • Develop research question(s) and approaches
  • Implement research project
  • Appraise different solutions and their social impacts
  • Analyse the findings in light of research objectives
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