DAY 3: Change by Design Asia-Pacific Symposium – Design, Technology and the Future of Living and Working

Wednesday 2nd October

Over two days, hear diverse presentations from design researchers, practitioners, and industry, including Swinburne University of Technology, QUT Creative Industries, RMIT, the University of Adelaide, and UNSW. Day One is dedicated to designing to help address the challenges of future living and working.

Find out more information and register for QUT Design Week 2019 on our Event Registration page.


Preliminary Program:

Design, Technology and the Future of Living and Working

IFE-QUT Design Lab Future of Working and Living Breakfast

Hosted by QUT’s Institute for Future Environments and the Design Lab, this breakfast event brings together a panel of industry and academic leaders who will discuss the future of working and living from a range of different perspectives, and examine how we can work together more effectively to embrace the potential of the future. Registrations via Eventbrite.


Change by Design Asia-Pacific Symposium – Design, Technology and the Future of Living and Working


Design in the Rear View Mirror: Future Ways of Living and Working

A/Prof Martin Tomitsch, Chair of Design and Director of Innovation, University of Sydney

Q&A Session



This session explores how Design and Technology intersect to shape the future of working.

A/Prof Tomasz Bednarz, Hybrid Analytics, Expanded Perception and Interaction through Design Perspectives, University of New South Wales

A/Prof Roland Snooks, 3D printing with Robots, Architectural Robotics, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Q&A Session



This panel will draw on the expertise of designers and artists to discuss the relationship between design-led and art-led innovation.

Dr Jared Donovan, Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design, Queensland University of Technology

Veronica Nolan, Creative Partner co-designing transformative growth through strategic planning & creative leadership, Aurecon

Prof Louis-Philippe Demers, Director QUT Creative Lab and Professor of Creative Innovation, Queensland University of Technology



This session will examine the role of Design in addressing challenges to the way that we live in the future.

Dr Rafael Gomez, Industrial Design & Design Fabrication, Queensland University of Technology 

Prof Marcus Foth,  Professor of Urban Informatics, Queensland University of Technology

Tamsin Greulich-Smith, Head of National University of Singapore Smart Health Leadership Centre

Q&A Session


CLOSING KEYNOTE: A/Prof Alice Payne, QUT, Environmental and social sustainability concerns throughout textile and apparel.

Q&A Session