Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
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NDC July 2020: Power Play


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01 Jul - 31 Jul 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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We know COVID-19 is no playing matter, so we’re taking it seriously and staying safe. We hope you are too! But when it comes to work – play might help you up your game. So this month, the National Design Centre explores the power of play in design and how it makes life better and more fun! 

Here are 4 events to take part in:

Redefining Playscapes for All!

Date/Time: 16 July 2020, 4pm – 5:45pm

Don’t we all love a good space we can enjoy spending time in? Join us as we discuss the value of incorporating play into design, and how playscapes can delight users in inclusive ways. In this current climate where safe distancing is the new norm, how will playscapes and the practice of interaction design evolve? Find out more.

Serious Play for Innovation Co-Creation

Date/Time: 24 July 2020, 10am – 11:30am

Could the secret ingredient to greater innovation be play? In this interactive webinar, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators Angela Koch and Darwin Antipolo will talk about redesigning work to tap the power of productive play for complex business challenges. They’ll also demonstrate how LEGO® brick play can drive engagement and breakthroughs within Design Thinking. If you’re ready to take your innovation output to the next level, join us for this not “business unusual” webinar. Find out more.

Field Trip to Redhill

Date/Time: 25 July 2020, 10:30am – 12pm

Through a mix of guided and spontaneous wanderings, we hope to uncover the design of everyday life in this bizarre, fun and collective manner—revealing the uncommon beauty of common things around us. Let’s look beyond these familiar sights to (re)think and (re)imagine what they could otherwise be! Find out more.

Drive Your Innovation Strategy with Gamification

Date/Time: 29 July 2020, 4pm – 5:30pm

Businesses are facing tough challenges and need to urgently re-imagine and reinvent ways of thinking, working, collaborating and designing. What better way to unlock the imagination than with games? Join Dr Marigo Raftopoulos, founder and CEO of the Strategic Innovation Lab to learn how to use playful design and gamification for engagement, innovation and complex problem-solving for businesses. Discover the underlying principles, tools and technologies that you can integrate within your organisations. Find out more.


National Design Centre

The National Design Centre is the nexus of design, the meeting point for creative minds and businesses and the venue for presenting all things design. Centrally located in Bras Basah.Bugis, Singapore’s arts, heritage and design precinct, it is also home to the DesignSingapore Council, the national agency for design. The repurposed, award-winning conserved building is as much an emblem for outstanding Singaporean design and architecture, as it is a thriving venue for visitors to attend design-focused showcases and programmes. NDC adds to the pulse of the city’s district of arts, culture, design, heritage, learning and entertainment. 

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Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre