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Your next move: a PhD in design innovation

Get the advantage, be part of our research agenda

The CDI offers advanced research in design that aims to give our research partners and research students a distinctive competitive advantage.  

We are interested in creative and ambitious design researchers, or researchers not from a design background but who wish to advance a design thinking, product or service design innovation.  Our current design research focus themes are outlined in this brochure and include:

Strategic Applications of Design Research:

  • Allied Health
  • Services
  • Future Products
  • Public Good 


Across our strategic research applications, we seek to advance world class design research expertise in:

  • Design for strategic transformation
  • Design for productivity, innovation and diversity
  • Design for visual communication, aesthetics, and ergonomics


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Dr. Kurt Seemann

Associate Professor, Founding Director – CDI School Director of ResearchCDI Core Program Director: Humanitarian Habitat and...

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Dr. Carolyn Barnes

Director of Higher Degrees Research Training School of Design, CDI. PhD (Melb), MA(Hons)(Melb), BA(Hons)(Melb), BEd(Melb) General Profile

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