Professor of Integral Design, Director of MIND Lab, Deakin University Australia
Her expertise centre upon the creative, generative and collaborative use of information and communication technologies and digital media in Built Environment and in Design. She has taught, conducted research, delivered keynotes/workshops and published extensively (including edited books, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings) in the areas of Intelligent Built Environment, Digital Design Pedagogy, Design-Driven Innovation, and Augmented Digital/Physical Place Making. Her work is predominantly practice-based and advocates the use of “design thinking” and “system thinking” as a methodology for knowledge production (in research and education), and “trans-disciplinary thinking” as a strategy for cross-sector innovation (for the industry). She has developed and led various postgraduate research and taught programmes and practice-based design studios exploring the creative, collaborative and innovative adoption of digital and media technologies in architectural and urban design. She is the founding co-director of Resilient Urban Ecosystems (RUE) Research Network and also European Network of Design.