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Dr. Gianni Renda

Deputy Department Director - Architectural and Industrial Design
Deputy Director, Swinburne BioReactor

Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
School of Design
Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design

Certificate IV in Electronic Publishing (RMIT), Diploma of Graphic Art (RMIT), Diploma of Sustainability (Swinburne), Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)(Honours), Doctor of Philosophy 

Tel: +61 3 9214 6026

Office: AMDC904

Dr Gianni Renda is the Course Coordinator and lecturer in the Bachelor of Industrial Design and is Deputy Director of the Swinburne BioReactor, an ARC Training centre focused on developing new products and technologies for the health sector. His PhD investigated the effect of styling and aesthetics of assistive cutlery on the perception of a user, and the subsequent uptake of these ergonomic aids.

Gianni has worked as a graphic designer, retoucher, printer, exhibition and set designer. His current research focus is investigating ways that design can empower the user in the field of health, disability and ageing. Other interests include food design, advanced manufacturing, Italian design history and automotive design.

Awards and Grants

  • 2014, Vice Chancellor's Engagement Award
  • 2010, Honourable Mention, DIA GOTYA (Vic/Tas)
  • 2010, Honourable Mention, Cumulus 20th Anniversary Awards (Shanghai, China)


Postgraduate Supervision

  • Michael Lo Bianco
  • Hung-Wei Lee

Other Projects

  • Interview with Sara Hendren from -
  • Interview with Liz Neoprent from ABC News, New York -


Email address: [email protected]