The QUT School of Design will host the inaugural Queensland Design Policy Summit on Thursday, 9 June 2016, in conjunction with DIS’16. The summit will bring together thought leaders and policy makers across design, business, science, education, and citymaking in a dialogue to canvass the merits of resurrecting a revised, fresh, and bold Queensland Design Policy.
Design is not just a noun: the object or artefact. Design these days has to be recognised as a verb: an approach, a designerly way of thinking that has to become a key driver of Australia’s National Innovation agenda and Queensland’s Advance Queensland initiative. The Queensland Design Policy Summit comprises four panel discussions focussing on Business, Science, Education, and Cities. With a view to inform policy, invited panellists will discuss the role of design in the context of digital disruption, STEM research, creative industries, education, startups and entrepreneurship, smart cities, and innovation.
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