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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 - '100 Objects - Australian Design in the Home' 2019, i-CONIC Australian Design 2019, "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:

100 Objects | Australian Design in the Home. Robin Boyd Foundation. October 2019

I-CONIC - Austtralian Design. SASA Gallery University of South Australia. September 2019

60 Years of Good Design - VividSydney June 2018

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

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

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

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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

Melbourne Movement

China Representative
Design Institute of Australia

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, RMIT University

Award Date: 10 Dec 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, RMIT University

Award Date: 31 Dec 1986

Research area keywords

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


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