Contemporary Thought Leaders

Name Organisation Subject Matter
Anita Kocsis Design Factory Melbourne
Anna Danielsen Dansk Design Center
Arne van Oostern
Bernard Roth Stanford University Founders of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the d.school)
Bridgette Engeler Swinburne University Strategic Foresight and Design
Cameron Tonkinwise University of Technology Sydney Transition Design
Camilla Bredholt
Carlos Teixeira IIT Institute of Design Design strategy, open innovation, and sustainable solutions
Caroline Noordijk Strategist and Trend Researcher
Christian Bason Dansk Design Center
Christian Schneider
David Kelley Stanford d.school Human Centred Design
Deirdre Barron Swinburne University Designing a dynamic venue for the new knowledge environment.
Don Norman Design Lab, University of California Design, Psychology, Business
Garry Miller
Gill Wildman PLOT Pioneered the use of design, design thinking, and action in strategy and innovation
Gjoko Muratovski University of Cincinnati Specialization in Branding and Public Opinion Management
Goran Roos
Heico Wesselius RMIT University
Idris Mootee FutureLab Applying Design Thinking in Business Strategy
Ingo Karpan RMIT University Experience and Strategic Design
Jeanne Liedtka Darden School of Business Design Thinking, Innovation and Growth
Jens Wittrup Willumsen
Jeremy Yuille Meld Studios Human interaction, user experience and stewarding collaboration 
Jo Szczepanska Monash University Industrial Design
John Maeda
Jon Kolko
Julie Zhuo
Katherine Hertz Mortensen Dansk Design Center
Kees Dorst
Ken Friedman
Kurt Seeman Swinburne University Cross-culture STEM and technology
Larry Leifer
Lou Yongui
Lucy Kimbel
Luke Feast
Maria Camacho Swinburne University
Marius Foley RMIT University Design Futures
Mark Stickdorn Service Design
Marty Neumeier
Matt Kurowski Academy Xi Strategic Impact Innovation
Maureen Thurston-Chartraw
Mauro Porcini Pepsico
Meghan Kelly Deakin University Cross Cultural Visual Communication
Michael Hendrix IDEO Design Thinking
Michael Lewrick
Michelle Morris
Natasha Jen Pentagram Crossing Media Genres
Nigel Cross
Nina Terrey
Phillip B Roos Live + Smart Lab
Paul Hekkert
Pieter Jan Stappers
Richard Buchanan Case Western Reserve University Design, Management and Innovation
Robert Curedale
Roger Martin Rotman School of Management Design of Business
Russell Kennedy Deakin University Indigenous Design Charter
Sam Bucolo
Simone Tafé Swinburne University Co-design
Stephan Hitchins Deakin University Focused Open Thinking
Stephanie Di Russo NAB Experience Design
Tim Brown IDEO Design Thinking
Tim Ogilvie Peer Insight Design Thinking
Tom Kelley IDEO Design Thinking
Tony Arnel Deakin University
Tony Gol Smith?
Tuba Kokaturk Deakin University Mediated Intelligence in Design
Yoko Akama RMIT University Participatory Design

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