Generative AI for Design

This course aims to introduce concepts in Design and Generative AI. Techniques to adopt Generative AI in the Design process will be covered. Learners will acquire skills in coding a workflow for Generative AI applications based on a Design framework. The course is targeted for learners in design and innovation related roles. 

This module is part of the SUSS x SUTD Professional Certification on Industry Applications of Generative AI. Click here to find out more.

Course Details

Course Dates:
Currently not available.

2 days, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm 


Who Should Attend

Design practitioners - Design managers, Design engineers (including aspiring designers), UX Designers

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Diploma/GCE A Level or relevant work experience

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to / can expect to:

  • Apply a design framework to solve a design challenge  
  • Apply Generative AI techniques in the context of Design  
  • Evaluate the role of a designer in the AI generated content era 
Day 1
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Context
  • Design Ontology
  • Fundamental Concepts in AI
  • Understanding Generative AI
  • Hands on with Generative AI applications
  • Getting started with Python and Jupyter Notebooks
Day 2
  • Prompt Engineering using online platforms
  • Prompt Engineering using Application Programming Interface (API) 
  • Introduction to a Design Challenge
  • AI-driven Design Sprint
  • Project Presentations
  • Debrief and Closing remarks
  • Class Participation
  • In-class assignment
  • Project Presentation

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

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SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

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Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

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Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

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The above module fee payable is inclusive of prevailing 9% GST. 



Edwin Koh
Senior Lecturer, Associate Programme Head (DAI), Capstone Programme Director

Edwin is Associate Head of Programme (Design and Artificial Intelligence) and Capstone Programme Director at SUTD. He serves on the Grand Challenges Scholar Program (GCSP) New Programs Committee, founded by the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and is the founding chair of the International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education. Edwin has held full-time and visiting positions at the National University of Singapore, New York University, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). His research focuses on the design of engineering products and appears in journals such as Research in Engineering Design, Journal of Engineering Design, and Design Studies.
Edwin received his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering and S.M. in Manufacturing from the Nanyang Technological University. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of his master’s studies and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Design from the University of Cambridge.

Kenny Choo
Assistant Professor, ISTD

Kenny is an Assistant Professor in the Design and Artificial Intelligence programme and Information Systems Technology and Design pillar at SUTD who leads research in Human-Computer Interaction.
He leads the Context-Aware Interaction Lab and his research focuses on cyber-physical sensing to augment human performance and understanding and enabling Human-AI interaction. He designs and develop context-aware interfaces that can bridge interaction and communication between people and help them empathise with each other. He uses techniques such as computer vision, audio processing, and natural language processing to empower these interfaces. His research has been published in top tier venues such as CHI, MobiSys, UbiComp (IMWUT), TOCHI and IJCAI.


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