Swinburne University of Technology
The best things in life aren’t always things… What is sustainable product design education?
Kate lectures into the Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering Programs at Swinburne University.
Her primary interest is in how Industrial Design can lead the world to a more environmentally and socially responsible future. Recent projects in this area have been in collaboration with VEIL (Victorian Eco Innovation Lab), World Vision Australia, Yooralla, City of Broadmeadows, City of Port Phillip and the Ethical Design Laboratory (RMIT).
She has been exploring her interest in the development of an alternative design process for Industrial Design, looking specifically at the interaction between user and product since completing her Master of Arts in the early 90s.
Kate’s industry experience includes working as a Senior Designer and Project Manager at several of Melbourne’s premier design consultancies, developing high volume commercial products for both local and international clients. She has also developed Furniture and Homeware products for low volume production for the local market.