Design thinking

Conference paper

Design thinking as a method of improving communication efficacy

Construction projects can be framed as a network commitments as defined by Linguistic Action Theory. With each project, varied requirements, designs, stakeholders, personalities, and countless other factors create new, indeterminate sets of issues whose resolution will be unique and determined by the linguistic actions of...
Conference proceedings

Fostering design-led innovation capabilities

The 10th Biennial International Design and Technology Teacher’s Association Research Conference (DATTArc), previously known as TERC (Technology Education Research Conference) was hosted by Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, 5th to 8th December 2018.

Design and Make skills development program

This project was part of the South Australian Department for Correctional Services’ (DCS) exploration of policy options for transforming its current prisoner art activities and a selection of existing prison industry activity into a comprehensive creative industries program for prisoners.
Journal article

The twin faces of public sector design

Design thinking does not represent a wholesale or superior replacement for mainstream policy design theory. The case is made in this article that instead, it is a complementary approach that accurately picks up on well‐documented deficiencies in traditional design approaches.
Journal article

In pursuit of equity: applying design thinking to develop a values-based Open Access statement

We wanted to rethink how our library supported open access, so we attempted to ask ourselves and our staff why they supported “open” and how they defined “open”. By unpacking our institutional and individual understandings of “open” using design thinking principles, we were able to...

Innovation or resuscitation? A review of design integration programs in Australia

This chapter in "The Handbook of Service Innovation" discusses design integration programs which aim to increase the competitiveness of business through the application of design services and design thinking within the business model.

The state of the art of design in health

This report describes an investigation funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to establish greater understanding of the extent of design theory and practice within the context of health. Led by researchers from Lab4Living, based within the Art & Design Research Centre at...
Conference proceedings

Design4Health Melbourne 2017

Design4Health is an international conference that brings together designers, health professionals and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users from across the world to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods in the ever-changing nexus between design and health.
Journal article

Towards prospective design

Whether creating the next contexts or the artefacts in them, design helps people make sense of and shape multiple alternative futures. Design therefore has a responsibility to unknown futures.