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Katherine Bissett-Johnson

Lecturer, Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering

Biography

Bio � Kate Bissett Johnson - Lecturer
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.
Kate has a long track record of linking the University with real world
Projects. She has developed design strategies and tools 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 Designer at several of Melbourne�s premier design consultancies,
developing high volume commercial products, furniture and lighting for both local and
international clients. A keen photographer, Kate relishes the opportunity to capture and
play with images.

Research interests

Public Good Design; Strategic & Transformative Design: Sustainability

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Doctoral & Coordinating Masters.

Fields of Research

  • Design Innovation - 120302
  • Industrial Design - 120305

Teaching areas

Product Innovation Design;Public Good Design

Awards

  • 2011, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Award for Internationalisation, Swinburne
  • 2010, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Award for Sustainability, Swinburne
  • 2008, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Award for Community Engagement, Swinburne
  • 2006, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Award for Sustainabiliity, Swinburne
  • 1994, National, Winner of Industrial Design Category of the Victorian Chapter of the Design Institute of Australia, Design Institute of Australia
  • 1993, Other, Professional Development Grant, RMIT
  • 1992, Other, Professional Development Grant, RMIT

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