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Professor Anita Kocsis

Director, Design Factory Melbourne


Anita Kocsis is Director of Design Factory Melbourne, a transdisciplinary platform that creates the conditions for design led innovation by brokering collaborative university industry-engaged research.DFM is a founder member of the Design Factory Global network of 24 design factories worldwide. Anita has 15 years’ experience in the commercial and corporate sectors and now leads DFM in a key role developing innovation capability with partnerships across diverse university sectors and local and global research centres including Stanford and Aalto universities, CSIRO, ANSTO and CERN.  DFM human centred design research includes patient pathways, hospital food waste reduction, novel user experiences and new industrial materials for safe flooring.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Interaction And Experience Design - 330310
  • Interactive Media - 360504
  • Communications Engineering - 400600
  • Electronics, Sensors And Digital Hardware - 400900


Also published as: Kocsis, Anita; Kocsis, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: RFQ: Preventing Financial Abuse of Women ? Safety by Design *; Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • 2020: DFM_ Water Innovation project for selfcare and wellbeing *; Hansgrohe SE Fund Scheme
  • 2020: DFM_Global 20_21_NKC_Micro-cooling Tech for Camping *; Nakanishi Metal Works Co Fund Scheme
  • 2020: The establishment of a a Design Factory node at Nandin *; Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
  • 2019: DFM_Global_19_20_HPI_Narcolepsy Patients *; Hasso Platner Institute
  • 2019: DFM_Global_19_20_NKC_Micro-cooling Tech *; Yanmar Fund Scheme
  • 2019: DFM_Global_19_29_Yanmar_Distributed/Agriculture *; Yanmar Fund Scheme
  • 2019: DFM_WHCG Healthcare Co-Design *; Wimmera Health Care Group
  • 2019: Digital Wallets: The impacts, implications and issues *; 460degrees_PT
  • 2018: DFM: Organic farming of fruit and vegetables *; Yanmar Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Flipping high risk healthcare: A design-led service blueprint for surgical pathways *; Stryker_PT
  • 2016: Concierge: Reducing Stress and Cognitive Load by Exploring the use of guided Curated Processes. *; Rockit Advertising Pty Ltd - Research Contract
  • 2016: DFM DHHS Unified Client Experience *; Department of Health and Human Services Fund Scheme
  • 2016: DFM IRESS Enabling valuable conversations through UI *; IRESS Ltd Fund scheme/contract
  • 2015: SDF: ANZ placement and scholarships (for 3 x Masters students: Stephanie Rowlands, Hannah Binfield & Alastair Gray). *; ANZ student placement and scholarships
  • 2015: The Meaning of experience in social customer-service interaction: Designing services for Chinese Generation Y *; ANZ
  • 2014: Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Biodevices and Diagnostics *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2014: SDF: Item tracking in hospitals *; DataSAM grant
  • 2014: Swinburne Design Factory industry project: Smart textiles applications *; Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia
  • 2013: Challenging the tradition: Caulking Guns *; Visy
  • 2012: Analysis of the future of publishing: a reich media approach *; Julie Renouf Photographer - Contract

* Chief Investigator

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