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Ian Wong

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20142016
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Personal profile

Biography

Ian Wong is an industrial designer with over thirty years of professional practice experience. Ian is currently a director of EJO a small multi discipline design studio. He is Program Director - Master of Industrial Design at the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School (Suzhou) and Director of the Monash Art Design and Architecture Industrial Design Centre (Kunshan). Ian is the author of the blog 'Industrial Design in Victoria' and Director of the Ian Wong Collection. He has curated many international and national design exhibitions and events including - "60 Years of Good Design" 2018, "Innovators - Australian Design and Innovation" 2017 and "BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia" 2015. Ian is a Fellow of the Design Insitute of Australia and President of Melbourne Movement.

Ian's research interest is Australian Design and he is an expert in the history of industrial design in Victoria.  

Exhibitions curated by Ian include:

60 Years of Good Design - VividSydney June 2018

Innovators - Australian Design and Innovation - Beijing Design Week
Beijing | Melbourne | Chongqing | Shanghai
2016-2018

BlackBOX - Design and Innovation | Melbourne Australia - Expo Milan
Milan | Prato |Tianjin | Melbourne | Hong Kong | Kunshan
2015-2018

Melbourne Movement - Salone Satellite - Milan 2010-2018

Australian Innovation - Beijing 2013

My Valentine - Melbourne 2012

Orange - Living in the 70s - Melbourne 2011

Zmood - Designing Holdens, Melbourne Museum July 2010

175 Years of Victorian Design - State of Design Festival 2010

175 Years of Victorian Design - Design Institute of Australia Design Gallery November-December 2010.

STILL09 State of Design Festival June 2009

Ian has presented the following events

Design Translations - MADA Industrial Design Centre (Kunshan) January 2019

Design Branding Workshop - KSITRI Kunshan China. September 2018

Phillip Slattery - Public Lecture - MADA Industrial Design Centre (Kunshan) March 2018

Design and Innovation Forum. Panel: Peter Russell-Clarke, Hugo Davison + Belinda Stening.
Monash Art Design and Architecture. Melbourne Australia. April 2016.

Alberto Alessi - Public Lecture - Deakin Edge, Federation Square. Melbourne Australia.
November 2015

DIA AM Forum - Engaging China - Panel: Gerry Mussett, Dylan West, Dr Ethan Wang. RMIT University. June 2014

Phillip Zmood Workshop - 2013 Tsinghua International Design Management Symposium. Shenzen China. December 2013

Mark Armstrong Workshop  - 2013 Tsinghua International Design Management Symposium. Shenzen China. December 2013

China-Australia Industrial Design Forum Design Institute of Australia. Suzhou China. June 2013

“An Audience with Syd Mead” - RMIT University. March 2010

“Always Inspired” - Tom Matano RMIT Univeristy. October 2008

Ian has presented the following academic papers:

WikID Submissions - DrawingOut April 2010 Melbourne Australia

WikID Ways - ConnectED July 2010 Sydney Australia http://connected2010.com.au/

WikId Working - agIdeas 2011 Melbourne Australia

Related Links: 

Monash teaching commitment

MDC4010 - Advanced Communication for Industrial Design
TDN4001 - Research methods for Industrial Design
MDC4100 - Major Project (Part One)
MDC5100 - Major Project

Community service

President
Melbourne Movement

China Representative
Design Institute of Australia

Research area keywords

  • China
  • Design
  • industrial design
  • wikis
  • blended learning
  • e-learning

Projects 2014 2016

Research Output 2014 2016

  • 3 Design / Architecture
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Commissioned or Visual Artwork

BlackBOX Design and Innovation - SM - 'Business of Design Week'

Wong, I., 2016

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureOther

BlackBOX Design and Innovation - SM - 'Melbourne Knowledge Week'

Wong, I., 2016

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureOther

BlackBOX Design and Innovation - SM - Tianjin University

Wong, I., 2016

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

BlackBOX Design and Innovation in Melbourne Australia

Wong, I., 2015

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

A Case Study: Designing a Sustainable Recreational Vehicle for the Emerging Market through Computer-Aided Design Process

Wang, E., De Bono, A. & Wong, I., 2014, In : Computer-Aided Design and Applications. 11a, p. S27 - S35 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

2016 Premier's Design Award - Communication Design - Finalist

Ian Wong (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Premier's Design Awards 2017 - Design Strategy - Finalist

Ian Wong (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Press / Media

Our inventions on display in BlackBOX

Ian Wong

1/05/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Why Melbourne is the design capital of Australia

Ian Wong

23/04/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

BlackBOX – Design and Innovation exhibition

Ian Wong

1/04/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Melbourne designs showcased in Milan

Ian Wong

7/05/15

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Blackbox

Ian Wong

6/05/15

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature