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Dr Nicole Wragg

Senior Lecturer, Communication Design


Nicki Wragg is a Senior Lecture at Swinburne University of Technology and Program Director Swinburne Online. Her in-depth knowledge and experience in the practice of Communication Design has been recognised and awarded in eight distinct awards. At Swinburne Online, Nicki has overseen the transformation from studio-based design curriculum to delivery that is fully online. 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.

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


  • 2015, Swinburne, Higly Commended: Vice Chancellors Teaching Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2015, National, Distinguished Teaching Award, Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools
  • 2010, National, Citation Award, Office of Learning and Leaching
  • 2009, Swinburne, Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovative Teaching Methods, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2008, International, Official Honouree, Webby Awards
  • 2007, Swinburne, Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence for Innovative Teaching Methods, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2006, National, Excellence in Flexible Teaching Methods, Carrick Institute
  • 2005, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor’s Award for Innovative Teaching, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2005, National, Best Tertiary Educational Resource, ATOM Awards (Australian Teachers of Media)