Human-Centred Design for Everyday Life
21 May 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Human-Centred Design is a holistic approach to solving problems that involves understanding your audience on an emotional level. By using a human-lens, products and services that are created are not only user-friendly but also a delight to use.
But if you’ve never heard or come across Human-Centred Design, is it relevant to you?
At our panel, Human-Centred Design for Everyday Life, our expert panelists will explore:
- What is Human-Centred Design?
- What are the benefits of HCD and how do they apply to everyday life?
- How you can use HCD to solve creative problems
Human Centred Designer
Ortal is a human centred designer, with a desire to lead a positive change in this world. HCD for her is first and foremost a mindset and approach. Ortal believes that learning and practicing HCD is a way to cultivate a growth mindset and life skills. She helps people develop these skills, learn Design Thinking tools and have the confidence required to solve problems in a creative and human-centric way.
Ortal is working on incorporating HCD at primary schools, to enable children develop the life skills which are required for success in our world. Ortal has created a programme to teach children HCD and how to use it as part of their ongoing studying. She is working with Victorian schools and other kids’ educational activities such as holiday programmes and coding Dojo.
Using her HCD skills, creativity and passion, Ortal also contributed to “Victoria Walks Change to Walking” - an initiative to improve people's health by building interventions to encourage walking for short trip
Co-founder of Design Thinking Games
Evon is the co-founder of Design Thinking Games, a social enterprise that empowers people to start the conversation on real-world issues and begin the journey of creating a better world through design-led processes. She is also a UX Consultant at AGL, focusing on improving the experience for help and support across the various channels and products within AGL.
Founder of One Good Street
Matiu founded One Good Street, a social networking platform to encourage neighbour initiated care for older residents at risk of social isolation and loneliness. Matiu is Senior Strategist Business Innovation at Bolton Clarke, driving innovation and creativity in the aged and community sector. Matiu has a Master's degree in Public Health and broad clinical and managerial nursing experience, including working in Tijuana, Mexico with Nobel Prize Laureate Mother Teresa in international border aid, and as an emergency, oncology, intensive care nurse and is a sexual health Nurse Practitioner.
Matiu contributes to health system innovation through involvement with Better Care Victoria as a board member and the Emerging Leaders Clinical Advisory Committee. Matiu is a Rotarian and a member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and mentors the next generation of undergraduate and postgraduate science students through the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Mentoring Program
AcademyXi's Collaboration Designer in Singapore
A medical engineering drop-out turned specialised mental health clinician, Emmy-Lou realised early in her career that the problems worth solving in healthcare required a new set of skills.
Originally from Melbourne, Emmy-Lou was an Innovation Manager in their Melbourne Experience Centre, leading projects focused on patient experience and innovative models of care for people experiencing mental health issues. She's particularly interested in how tech can improve healthcare for everyone.
In her personal life, Emmy-Lou and her husband Ben have adapted a number of design thinking tools, usually used in business, to their family after having their first child in 2017 and coined the term “Family Design”.
Emmy-Lou now lives in Singapore with her family, and is Academy Xi’s Collaboration Designer there. She will be moderating this event and will share her experience working as a human-centred designer and applying the principles to everyday life.
Dates and fees
21 May 2019
6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm
45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000