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PANEL DISCUSSION: Design as Disruptor

The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Thursday Night Lecture Series and the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Sydney presents a special panel discussion.

The role of design and the designer is rapidly changing in the 21st century. Design is now being touted as an essential transformative principle in business, with terms such as design-led innovation and design disruption pervading the media. Design thinking is the latest buzzword, promising to offer human-centred and innovative solutions to a vast array of problems. In this panel talk, the promises and challenges of applying design outside of its traditional domains to new areas such as business strategy, social entrepreneurship, education and the arts will be explored. The assumption that design has the power to challenge the status quo and create better futures will be contested – a myth or reality?

Katja Forbes, (Director, Perceptive Ideas & Local Leader of IxDA)

Elle Geraghty, Content Strategist, Atlassian & Organiser of Sydney Content Strategy Meetup and Sydney UX Bookclub
Inga Latham, General Manager of UX & Design, Commonwealth Bank
John O’Callaghan, Co-Founder, Idea Bombing Sydney & Director, JOC Consulting
Tamara Winikoff, OAM, Executive Director of the National Association of Visual Arts