The International Design Center (IDC) is a multi-disciplinary community of faculty, researchers, students, and labs focused on understanding and enhancing the methods, tools, and outcomes of diverse design activities. Currently, the IDC supports researchers from all five schools at MIT and hosts more than a dozen undergraduate and graduate classes.

The IDC space anchors a historically rich and vibrant community of inventors and makers that are both a reflection of MIT and a portal into the larger ecology of Design + Innovation.

It is a multi-million dollar center based both in Singapore and in Cambridge, MA, with academic and industrial partners from around the world.


  • Deb Payson, Director of Strategy and Outreach: