07 October 2021


Design is expanding from making beautiful and expensive things to the application of the ways designers think to solve social problems. In this lecture, Chris aims to explore the notion of 'Design Thinking', with its root in 'designerly way of knowing', in the 21st Century. Chris will explore contemporary approaches in, and through, design in complex social and organisational challenges.

  • Event Title: What Is Design For? Exploring The New Nature And Roles Of Design
  • Speaker: Christopher Kueh
  • Date: 12.10.2021 (Tuesday)
  • Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm
  • Platform : Zoom Meeting, https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84746433701

Open to all Dasein students and alumni and members of the public who are interested in art and design.

About the Speaker
Christopher is a design researcher, and design strategist since year 2004. He is currently teaching as a Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Trained as a graphic and information designer, Christopher dedicates his career to expand and apply the ways designers think to improve and innovate businesses, organisations, and communities. Through consulting practice and academic research, he has since contributed to building Human-Centred Design framework to understand complex challenges, while developed prototypes to enhance human experience in social, cultural, healthcare and business sectors. 

This event is part of Dasein Edu-Lab series where professionals from the art and design industries are often invited to provide workshops and sharing sessions for students to have industry insights via real case studies, in order to help widen their horizons and perspectives.