Over that time the program has evolved into what you are now experiencing, and will continue to develop, in large part due to you and your predecessors. As a human centred design educational experience, it is fitting that the program responds to those who inhabit it.
While the MDF will always embrace the liquid modernity that Zygmunt Bauman describes, we also have a firm foundation, rooted in four guiding principles: Live and of the moment; Culture and community; Making a difference; and Design is thinking.
As HCD emerges and shapes itself into a variety of practices such as service…
Unlike most awards which are about the things that people make, this award acknowledges the leadership practices of women that have helped develop our fields. Please encourage any woman you know who is a leader who should be recognised to apply.
Please join us for this event at the Melbourne Knowledge Week, co-presented by MDF, Service Design Melbourne and Design Thinking Asia, in Melbourne Friday 5 May.
Reprinted from a partner content piece on Women’s Agenda, Feb 2017
But leadership that incorporates design thinking into crafting new solutions for products and services, and even across some of the biggest challenges of our time (think climate change, the ageing population and childcare), can be transformative.
That’s why more and more corporates, agencies, not-for-profits and governments are catching on to design thinking. It’s also why the field is currently producing an excellent range of great female practitioners, and creating more brilliant career opportunities for women in the process.
As strategic designer Dr Zaana Howard explains, using practices of design…
Design researchers of diverse persuasions reflect upon the last ten years in their respective fields, and they imagine the changes that might be seen in the next ten. These 3–5 minute videos capture designerly vignettes of the near future from a global perspective.
The Design Future Lab partners the Master of Design Futures. DFL members are design researchers and educators, largely working in the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the RMIT School of Media and Communication.
The Program is fully online, and has a strong sense of being a Program community. That is, regardless of the course you are in — whether its your first or last — you are crucial to the conversations in the community.
Your own experiences and expertise feed into a different type of learning environment. MDF is very live and of the moment. Our industry lecturers, who lead the educational experience, work at the leading edge of their fields, in organisations that are valuing our practices, such as Service and Strategic Design. …
The courses are fully online and sequential. They can be taken as 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. We estimate that you will need to devote approximately 6–9 hours per week for each 24cp course, and slightly less for the 12cp courses.
Over the Program you will be exposed to contemporary ideas around human centred design, design thinking, collaboration and high performance team work, the value of design, mindfulness and ethnography, among an array of practices and practitioners.
RMIT uses an integrated scholarship approach and practice based research and education methods as the foundation of its academic philosophy. These…
You’re already an experienced designer. Now it’s time to lead through design and use your creativity strategically.
The Master of Design Futures (MDF) is an accelerated post-professional program for experienced designers wanting to apply their skills to strategic and leadership roles.
This is a graduate education program for working professionals who want to learn about meaningful, potent and valuable domains for design practice, and to develop the capacity to articulate, frame and deliver the value that design brings to broader contexts of business, government and society.
MDF is currently fully online, with a strong sense of engagement, both synchronous and…