Strategic Design Director
Director Engagement and Support
Australian Red Cross
Former Qantas Service Design Lead
Head of Design Department
Senior Lecturer Design Thinking, Centre for Social Impact
University of New South Wales
Former Manager, Member Experience Design
Senior Innovation Designer
Bank of Queensland
Senior Manager UX
General Manager Lotteries
Director of Digital Experience
Along with networking there is also the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to really deep-dive into what is certainly an interesting topic that provides a number of opportunities. An event like this allows you to actually focus and think and be introspective as to how you can take what you learn and apply it to your life immediately after.
I think the Design Thinking Summit is a great semblance of diverse and inclusive perspectives on how design thinking is approaching every sector from private industry, to government, to education. Very rarely do you get this sort of semblance of people in the same place and it’s from that diversity that we can all improve and find new ways of working.
A great opportunity to get a broad perspective of what’s happening in the industry. I think it’s great to have the mature and the beginners interact as well as get these keynote speakers from overseas who have a completely different perspective and come from the US. It’s so different to how Australia thinks for design thinking. So it’s really, really good to get a cross-section of where the industry is at the moment.
The event has brought together a lot of design leaders from across the world and a lot of corporate companies, government companies and social causes all under one roof. It provides a space where we can explore and understand the challenges of embedding a Design Thinking centric culture and strategise solutions to these challenges from a host of organisations that have ‘been there, done that.