Design for Impact

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar


As ‘impact’ becomes an increasingly important measure in the value proposition of academic research, leading design researchers from Monash University and Queensland University of Technology will come together to define and debate what this means to our field and those that we regularly engage with. Can impact be measured? If so, how? How long does it take to see impact and at what scale do we begin to define that impact has even been achieved? These and other prompts will be covered in this discussion.

Monash Design Research Labs and QUT Design Lab
Evonne Miller is a Professor of Design Psychology at Queensland University of Technology and serves as the Director of the QUT Design Lab. Her research centres on design for health, employing participatory co-design, arts-based techniques, and knowledge translation to understand and redesign the healthcare experience, especially for older people in residential aged care.

Robbie Napper is a Researcher, Industrial Designer and Senior Lecturer with the Department of Design at Monash University. He specializes in the design and manufacture of mobility-related vehicles, services, systems, and objects, with a particular emphasis on modularity, mass customisation, user experience, and user-centred design.

Daphne Flynn is Director of Design Health Collab, Monash Art, Design and Architecture’s Health and Wellbeing lab. Daphne works to encourage collaboration with university researchers, industry partners and medical bodies. As a Practice Professor, Daphne draws on a broad range of experiences with various design consultancies, as well as a variety of business from small firms to multinational companies. Daphne’s interest is in applying design thinking methodology to facilitate innovation, particularly in the area of healthcare and wellbeing.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2023, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Period22 May 2023
Event titleMelbourne Design Week 2023
Event typeWorkshop
LocationMelbourne, Australia, VictoriaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal