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
Our approach to research builds common ground between diverse academic disciplines in order to address the emerging challenges and opportunities in society, industry and commerce. Our aim is to and to develop new hybrid forms of research activities and research scholars which will result in a new generation of graduates to lead the emerging industries and practices of the future.
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.
By delivering sustainable international links in particular our postgraduate systems of study to enable interdisciplinary supervisions to take place on a new global scale. Building a better understanding of the role and value of design and its capabilities in the public sector and in government in order to transform policy development and create more effective, people-centered services.