Gene Bawden

Head of Design Department Monash University

Main Conference Day One: Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

11:00 AM XYX Lab: Using Bespoke Tools And Experiences To Address Gender Equality In Cities

XYX Lab encompasses a team of experienced designers and researchers who explore gender-sensitive design practices and how to improve the urban environment through policy and community engagement.


Gene Bawden, Head of Design at Monash Art Design and Architecture will deliver a case study on how the XYX Lab team use design thinking to influence the creation of safer urban environments for women, girls and the LGTBI community

  • Deploying solutions through non-linear processes to identify real life challenges 
  • Removing yourself and teams from individual biases to encourage the right mindset for innovation
  • Merging design thinking with policy by working effectively with internal and external stakeholders


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Gene.

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