05 June 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Event Description

Human-Centred Design is the process of solving problems from a human-lens and crafting products and services that delight the user.

The Human-Centred Design process aims to achieve two goals; one to solve problems that are at the root of everything (pain point), and two, to deliver solutions in a way that meet the end user’s needs.

Besides being in its name itself, you do not need a design background to be a Human-Centred Designer.

If you’re confused and want to know how this is possible, then come along to our event!

At our panel Human-Centred Design for Non-Designers, we’ll explore:

  • The key skills required to get involved in Human-Centred Design (excluding design!)
  • The four key steps to solving a problem in Human-Centred Design
  • Career pathways and emerging industries to enter as a Human-Centred Designer



Mike Jennings

Senior Service Designer at City of Melbourne's CityLab

Mike is a human-centred designer with a passion for social impact, working across a range sectors including NFP, social enterprise, education, healthcare and technology. Most recently, Mike worked with the Australian Red Cross to design a humanitarian movement to generate positive impact at scale using a human-centred approach.

Shimona Samson

Experience Designer | Educator | Musician

Shimona garnered experience in psychology, education and music before her love for tech, and curiosity for all things human prompted her to explore the world of user experience design. Currently a UX Designer at award-winning education technology startup, Mindsets Learning, on some weekends, she can be found swinging up a storm with her jazz band Shimona & The Cat's Pyjamas.

David Di Sipio

UX Researcher | Psychologist | Founder UX Psychology | Coach

David is a registered Psychologist working in the digital space - he helps drive positive outcomes in society through technology by focusing on product and people. His approach is grounded in academic research, big-data and ethical practices. The work he does leads to improvements in metrics that matter to individuals, teams and business. David also enjoys bringing people together and is recently connecting people globally through the UX Psychology Global Community.

Claire Johnston

Strategic Designer/Educator

Claire’s passions for learning and design led her into education where she has cemented her talent for leadership. She is a skilled facilitator, collaborator, problem-solver and has a particular interest in organisational culture and design. After discovering HCD and systems thinking, she applied them to her teaching practice which led her into her current role as a strategic designer.

Dates and fees


05 June 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
Level 3,
45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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