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Event – Business Ready Seminar Invitation – Design Industry of the Future – How will designers compete? – 17 June

Posted in Events, Research, Visions by Ferne Edwards on June 6th, 2008

Design Victoria together with Swinburne University are pleased to host the Business Ready breakfast seminar: Design Industry of the Future – How will Australias designers compete?

Seminar overview
As the creative industry grapples with climate change, ageing populations, emergent technologies and an increase in cultural diversity, the development of new knowledge sets and professions will be imperative to meet and exceed the complex systems, services and products the future will demand.

This is the new world of systems design, service design, design for sustainability and organisation design; a world in which designers will hold key positions in the health service, corporate law and government departments.

Professor Lyndon Anderson, Deputy Dean of Swinburne Universitys Faculty of Design will moderate and lead several insightful and enlightening presentations from internationally acclaimed researcher Professor Ken Friedman – Dean, Faculty of Design, Swinburne University and John Gertsakis, Senior Sustainability Associate with WSP Environmental Australia and Research Associate at RMIT Universitys Centre for Design as they highlight their vision for the future for Australias design industry economic and environmental impact.

Who should attend?
This seminar is ideal for leading design practitioners, design educators and researchers, including government officials and industry association members.

Seminar details
7.00 am to 9.00 am, Tuesday 17 June 2008
Swinburne University, Faculty of Design, Mecanix Restaurant, 144 High Street, Prahran
The seminar includes breakfast and networking opportunities.

RSVP by Thursday 12 June 2008
Bookings are essential for catering. Please book early as places are limited.
For more information and to register your attendance please book online at:

Design Victoria

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