Design Education

The Design Education group provides innovative services centred around understanding and implementing the value of design-led cultural change in education. Our experts provide opportunities for design education across all levels (such as school-based as well as continuing professional education) in a customised, effective, and flexible manner.

In particular, there are three key areas of service:

  • Professional development for both current and pre-service teachers, providing current design thinking theory and practice, as well as opportunities to connect with the university community.
  • Design thinking services for classroom implementation, allowing transdisciplinary education services in conjunction with experts from the QUT Faculties of Business, Science and Engineering, and Education.
  • Design thinking consultancy services that provide engagement opportunities for all levels of educators, such as: short courses, master classes, seminars, workshops, and so on.


  • Dr Natalie Wright

    Areas of interest: Design Thinking, Design Education, STEM, Secondary Schools, Design Methods, 21st Century Education, Learning Environments, Informal Learning

    Natalie is a Senior Lecturer and QUT Design Lab Design Education Program Leader in the QUT Faculty of Creative Industries, School of Design. From 2014-2016 she was Manager of the Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) at the State Library of Queensland. She has 18 years Interior Design commercial practice experience gained...

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