Thursday, 16 March 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Meld Studios – Level 5, 105 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
For this months Third Thursday Service Design Chat, we welcome you to Meld Studios where we will bring together interesting thinkers and doers from different disciplines to discuss transdisciplinary work and how we might take it on. Let’s explore how we can, together, make more lasting and impactful change.
Some of the biggest challenges facing us are not only system challenges, they are challenges that simply cannot be taken on by any one discipline to solve. This brings us to transdisciplinary work. How might design as a discipline partner with other disciplines to approach challenges, merging together approaches to research differently, problem solve differently, and come up with new solutions otherwise impossible to achieve?
Professor Lisa Grocott
Head of Design, Monash Art Design & Architecture
Lisa was once a communication designer (Studio Anybody), then a design researcher (RMIT) and incidentally now a Professor (Monash)…but nowadays she tries to avoid finding a name for what she does. After being at Parsons in New York City for the past 12 years she has returned to Melbourne as the Head of Design at Monash University. She’s most excited about WonderLab the new co-design research lab she’s setting up with colleagues who have come to design from somewhere else.
Service Designer, Digital Futures, Aurecon
Jacob is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Melbourne. He is working on how emerging technologies impact our cities and built infrastructure globally as a Service Designer within the Digital Futures team at Aurecon. He is also Non-executive Director and Co-founder of Code for Australia, and co-founder of Creative Suburbs. He enjoys living among a mountain of bike parts, a fridge stocked with cheese and his sidekick-cat Maximus
Principal, Meld Studios
Nova is passionate about collaborating with others to develop, test and deliver creative ideas that positively impact people’s lives. Underpinning her approach is an understanding of human behaviour; methods designed to infect stakeholders with a sense of the possible; and techniques for designing and implementing “sticky” behaviour change initiatives.
6:00 – 6:30 Welcome and Drinks
6:30 – 7:15 Panel discussion
7:15 – 8:30 Networking, with drinks and nibbles supplied