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Associate Professor Nicki Wragg

Course Director, Communication Design (Honours)

Biography

Associate Professor Nicki Wragg (PhD 2013) is a Course Director at Swinburne University of Technology. She oversees the Honours program and teaches at the intersection of research, practice and industry focusing on conceptual design, technology and connectivity. Her research examines design practice, co-design and network technologies, which informs her approach to design education. Her in-depth knowledge and experience in the practice of Communication Design has been recognised and awarded in eight distinct awards. Between 2013 –17, Nicki has worked with Swinburne Online to oversee the transformation of studio-based design curriculum to the delivery of a fully online Communication Design program. She has reimagined and implemented innovative methods that ensure the ongoing relevance of design traditions within the context of technological change within design and society.

Research interests

Strategic & Transformative Design: Design Research Education

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) - 120307
  • Education Systems - 130100
  • Interactive Media - 190205

Teaching areas

Product Diversity, and Productivity Design: Visual Communication and Information