Mark Armstrong

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Personal profile


Mark Armstrong is a Practice Professor in Design at Monash University, a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and an inductee into the Design Hall of Fame. The Design Department at Monash University has a strategic focus on the Medtech sector with a newly-formed 'Health Collab'; a design research group focused in the area of Health and Wellbeing. Professor Armstrong provides industrial design expertise to the 'Gennaris' Bionic Eye project, working very closely with clinicians and engineers from the Monash Vision Group to produce the wearable headgear assembly for the first human implant.  The wearable visual sensor and transceiver apparatus developed by Professor Armstrong and his team received Registered Design status by the US Patent Office in 2013. Professor Armstrong currently supervises three Industrial Design PhD candidates in the Health and Wellbeing space.


Mark is recognised as one of Australia's foremost designers. He applies a collaborative multi-disciplinary process of studio-based research to achieve design excellence and innovation. As well as a Practice Professor at Monash University, he was Founder and Director of Blue Sky, one of Australia's leading design consultancies. Over the last decade, Mark has steered Blue Sky to meet new challenges in the Australian design landscape. His clients include Qantas, Cochlear, ResMed, Omega, Breville, Telstra, Coles, Electrolux, Commonwealth Bank, Philips, Caroma, Victa, United Nations, Olympus and SOCOG.


There is a close working relationship between Professor Armstrong and the other investigators. This has enabled regular exchanges of thinking and the development of methodologies that follow world's best practice in terms of ideation, experimentation, testing and prototyping.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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