Smart Design


we are

SMART DESIGN is an international team and community of interdisciplinary researchers that operates across traditional academic disciplines and boundaries. Each member of the group is a leader in their field and includes areas of research, disciplinary practice and industry.

What’s our angle on research? ‘Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones’ - Herbert Simon


we do

The Smart Design Group focuses on applying Design, IT and Health methodologies to a wide set of challenges in the public and private sectors. Our research will support key policy priorities in order to future-proofing Australian industry, delivering local and international growth, and enabling social innovation and public sector reform.


we do it

Working in direct partnership with national and international industry and government bodies we have set our priorities to: Driving innovation in health and encourage the growth of research with industry that has measurable societal impact. Supporting Australian innovation, in health, technology and science.

Apply design and design think in a similar manner to leading commercial practices to ensure behavior change and a last long term impact. Use design and IT to enhance research help commercialise ideas, enabling the NSW and Au to compete in an increasingly competitive global economy.


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