I am a creative and strategic thinker who delivers bold responses to wicked problems. I use qualitative methods to understand people, situations and technological possibilities. Sometimes I design for these needs, at other times I challenge and reframe perceptions with a view to exploring alternative futures.
My design work has resulted in an award-winning storytelling tool, legislative change, new educational products, and future-focused design prototypes. I have extensive, international media experience and have won a Walkley Innovation Grant for Australian journalism innovation.
My expertise is grounded in an international media career, followed by a PhD in interaction design and a subsequent role in academic research. My skills sit at the intersection of technological disruption, design, and innovation.
I am currently based at the University of Queensland’s School of Communication and Arts, where I am a member of UQ’s Human-Centred Computing research group and I lead the Design for Social Change theme within the Centre for Communication and Social Change.