Gene Bawden

Head of Design Department Monash University

Interactive Workshops: Thursday, 31 March 2020

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

9:00 AM TRAINING THE PROJECT TEAMS: HOW TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP THAT ELIMINATES SILOES FOR TRUE COLLABORATION

This workshop will provide a crash course on design thinking, focusing on the fundamentals of human centred design. Beyond just the process, attendees will be able to speak to challenges and learn how Monash’s XYX Labs work to address policy changes. This workshop will allow attendees to feel confident in their ability to teach and lead design-thinking principles within their organisations, becoming true champions for this way of working.

Led by design veteran Gene Bawden, he has assisted in setting up three labs within the university, looking at gender equity design health, and mobility design. He will guide attendees on how to run proper design thinking workshops that will bridge siloes and encourage cross-collaboration within all departments.

This workshop is designed for those new to design thinking methods, need a deeper understanding of the design process or who require a refresher on how to effectively facilitate workshops.

  • How to structure a design thinking workshop: going from post-it notes to innovative ideas through collaboration
  • Guiding the product owners to create and design processes through a design thinking lens
  • Encouraging cross-collaboration to develop effective design projects that will solve issues
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Main Conference Day One: Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

12:50 PM 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
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