29 Jan 2020

This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.


Report of the WISH Design in Healthcare Forum 2018
27 Oct 2018

Executive Summary

The field of design spans an array of professional disciplines – from architecture to human factors to visual design – but is underpinned by two core practices: empathy and prototyping. Empathy involves seeing the world through the eyes of the people...

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

Government bodies create programs encouraging seniors to remain active and independent for maintaining quality of life. Typically, councils engage design studios to design active ageing programs where the designer/client interaction is paramount. This study aimed to find out what happens when taking the time to...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Governments and cities around Australia and indeed the world have recognised the need to shift toward more inclusive decision making processes, particularly when dealing with issues of the public realm. Despite some significant efforts in this space, including in the creation of urban living laboratories,...

Conference paper

30 May 2018

This paper outlines the thinking behind the use of co-design workshops to engage a range of stakeholder representatives in the design and development of a Patient Experience Improvement Toolkit.

Conference proceedings

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 4 - 7 Dec 2017, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
30 May 2018

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

1 Jan 2018


Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) in Australia focus on themes of national interest, such as low-carbon living (LCL). Such projects engage interdisciplinary teams of academics, industry, and government and occasionally design disciplines. A key aim of such collaborations is to explore industry and...

Conference paper

4 Sep 2017

Cities are increasingly being looked to for strategies to address climate change through fostering low-carbon living. This requires not only technological innovation, but also a program of behaviour change. A recent report by the World Economic Forum suggests that architects and other practitioners in the...

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Rapid urbanisation generates risks and opportunities for sustainable development. Urban policy and decision makers are challenged by the complexity of cities as social–ecological–technical systems. Consequently there is an increasing need for collaborative knowledge development that supports a whole-of-system view, and transformational change at multiple scales....


31 Jan 2017

The Policy Project collaborated with the Government Economics Network (GEN) committee to facilitate workshops following the 2016 GEN conference on ‘People and Policy – how to make better and smarter policies through behavioural insights, design thinking and better use of data’.

This document records:...


14 Nov 2012

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) partnered with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) to test a way of engaging and collaborating with the community and stakeholders.

The Co-Design Community Engagement prototype was a research project to test and gather information...



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