Practical applications of human-centred design in education

Richard Newton Rooms
Lvl 5, Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Bldg 193)
University of Melbourne

Human-centred design offers a range of practical ways in which to solve the problems facing the modern academic. Its principles enable higher education institutions to meet the high expectations of stakeholders from teaching to research to industry engagement. Learn how to leverage human-centred design to facilitate stronger interdepartmental partnerships, student engagement, and relationships with external parties.

About our speaker

Simon Goodrich is a co-Founder of Portable, a digital and design innovation company that helps forward-thinking organisations transform the way they work. Over the past 10 years, Portable has committed to working to solve complex problems across the government and for purpose sectors both here in Australia and the US. Portable put together its insights on how to facilitate internal government innovation in its report, Hacking the Bureaucracy, from over 200 interviews with those working in the public sector.
Simon serves as the Australian Ambassador for the New York-based Webby Awards, the Oscars for online and has sat on the board of HISA, the digital health peak body, leading their innovation portfolio. He is an active mentor in the Melbourne University Accelerator Program, supporting innovative start-ups and is an Adjunct Fellow at the Sir Zelman Cowan Centre at Victoria University, supporting innovation in the justice space. He is past National President of AIMIA, at the time the peak digital body in Australia.