Design for Impact: Panel Discussion with Monash University Design and Queensland University of Technology Design Lab


Mon 22 May 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Free, booking required


Monash College, Amphitheatre
750 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia


Accessible bathroom Seating available Wheelchair accessible

A panel Discussion with Monash University Design And Queensland University of Technology Design Lab.

As ‘impact’ becomes an increasingly important measure in the value proposition of academic research, leading design researchers from Monash University and Queensland University of Technology are coming together to define and debate what this means for our field and those that they regularly engage with. Can we measure impact? If yes, how do we do it? How long does it take to observe impact, and at what scale do we begin to define that impact has even been achieved? This discussion will cover these prompts and more.


Monash Design Research Labs and QUT Design Lab

Evonne Miller is a Professor of Design Psychology at Queensland University of Technology and serves as the Director of the QUT Design Lab. Her research centres on design for health, employing participatory co-design, arts-based techniques, and knowledge translation to understand and redesign the healthcare experience, especially for older people in residential aged care.

Robbie Napper is a Researcher, Industrial Designer and Senior Lecturer with the Department of Design at Monash University. He specializes in the design and manufacture of mobility-related vehicles, services, systems, and objects, with a particular emphasis on modularity, mass customisation, user experience, and user-centred design.

Daphne Flynn

Daphne Flynn is Director of Design Health Collab, Monash Art, Design and Architecture’s Health and Wellbeing lab. Daphne works to encourage collaboration with university researchers, industry partners and medical bodies. As a Practice Professor, Daphne draws on a broad range of experiences with various design consultancies, as well as a variety of business from small firms to multinational companies. Daphne’s interest is in applying design thinking methodology to facilitate innovation, particularly in the area of healthcare and wellbeing.

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