About Us

What is Match Studio?

Match Studio is a dynamic research and learning space where interdisciplinary teams of students, academics and researchers engage, think, learn, and co-create innovative solutions to real-world challenges. Amongst other collaborative facilitation tools, we apply ‘design thinking’ and ‘co-design’ methods and methodologies to identify and articulate a challenge, and then develop solutions that will deliver outcomes (products, services, processes, knowledge) that are designed to make a difference.

Drawing from the University’s over 45 academic disciplines, Match Studio develops project-specific interdisciplinary communities of practice that approach problems from new and user-focused perspectives.


We work with industry, government, non-government and not-for-profit organisations to help them solve societal, environmental, business and organisational problems by offering a suite of cutting-edge thinking and collaboration tools and processes. We do this by devising, coordinating and auspicing:

  • Interdisciplinary, undergraduate and postgraduate course-integrated studio projects, linking students and industry;
  • Design Thinking and Co-Design workshops for UniSA staff, industry and community groups tailored to clients’ specific challenges
  • Research-based studio projects and internships.


Working with Match Studio you can:

  • Identify and articulate a challenge
  • Generate, experiment with, and test ideas for products, services, policy and social innovations
  • Develop proof-of-concept for industry and research projects
  • Translate research and development concepts into prototypes
  • Be part of a community of practice developing work-ready graduates
  • Engage with Match+ professional development network events and activities

Studio Projects

Match Studio’s course-based, industry-linked projects enhance the range of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for students at UniSA. These projects are co-designed by teaching academics and partners from a wide range of sectors and industries. They provide a focus for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning and contextualise students’ disciplinary knowledge by addressing a real-world or industry-linked challenges. This develops work-ready graduates and builds interdisciplinary problem-solving skills and innovation capacity in the next generation of professionals, as well as enhancing the capacity for innovation for our clients and partners.

Workshops

Match Studio presents a range of one-off and multi-session workshops for UniSA staff and partners from business, government and community organisations. These are aimed at building awareness, skills and capacity for ‘user-centred design’, ‘co-design’ and ‘design thinking’ approaches. Participants then take these learnings away with them, stimulating innovation in their organisations and enhancing the ways they think. The workshops provide a cost-effective engagement with the University’s diverse knowledge resource.

Research

UniSA researchers are encouraged to engage with Match Studio in its role of leading or supporting the development of specialist teams and the delivery of interdisciplinary research projects. This can be in the form of academic research consultancies, support for Higher Degree Research students seeking to apply co-design and design thinking methods within their research, or by introducing an aspect of their research project into either a postgraduate course-based research project or as a problem-based learning topic within an existing undergraduate course.

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Engage With Us

If you are interested in working with Match Studio, please submit your project idea by filling in our project application form.

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Match Studio
City West Campus
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide  SA  5001

matchstudio@unisa.edu.au

Match Studio Director, Dr Jane Andrew
jane.andrew@unisa.edu.au
+618 8302 0332

Match Studio Manager, Craig Prebble
craig.prebble@unisa.edu.au

Match Studio Project Officer, Lucy Weekes
lucinda.weekes@unisa.edu.au
+618 8302 9244