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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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Laurene Vaughan

Laurene Vaughan PhD is Professor of Design at RMIT University, where she serves as Dean in the School of Design, and is Co-Leader of the Design Futures Lab. Laurene was invited to the position of Neirenberg Chair, Distinguished Professor of Design, at Carnegie Mellon University, 2012–2013. She is on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Design Research, Norway. Laurene’s research investigates the interactive and situated nature of cultural production and the practices that enable this – both analogue and digital. She was a lead researcher on the Circus Oz Living Archive Project ( and co-editor of Performing Digital (Palgrave). Her most recent publication is Practice Based Design Research (Bloomsbury Academic). Laurene is a Chief Investigator on the Design for Wellbeing research project with Bendigo Hospital, is a member of the Design and Care network at RMIT, and is currently completing an edited collection Designing Cultures of Care (Bloomsbury Academic).

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City Shaping Symposium

We need to talk about Melbourne. The digital revolution is rewiring our economy, our institutions, our public and private lives. The City Shaping Symposium invites you to tackle today’s challenges head on, and explore how the Melbourne Innovation Districts partnership can help redesign our future.

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Future Hospital: Future Patient

In Future Patient we explore the possibility for a new type of health patient experience as a result of human centred design being employed in the health and aged care systems. The panel will discuss innovations in services, systems and technology that might offer a more whole of person experience through care.

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