Bridging the Gap: from the classroom to the design industry


Thu May 02 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Design Factory Melbourne (FS103) in the Innovation Hub | Hawthorn, VI

Learn how to transition from student to professional in the design industry at our event "Bridging the Gap"!
About this Event

Join us for a night of panel discussion and casual conversations around the different paths of professional designers, and the realities of working in industry. Hear from designers from IBM iX, Schiavello and more, gain insights into their practice, and learn from their design journeys as you plan your next career step.

What you will leave with:

  • Industry intel: get practical advice from working designers
  • The intangibles: learn the unwritten skills that are valued in the industry
  • Career confidence: connect and learn from those who’ve done it before

This event is perfect for:

  • Current students - get industry insights to launch your design journey
  • Junior designers - gain knowledge and build your network to take the next step
  • Career pivoters - explore the design world to discover if it’s the right fit for you
  • Design leaders - connect with up-and-coming talent from all design disciplines

Panelists include:
Steven Wang- User Experience Designer @ IMB iX
Kieran Lewis- Industrial Designer Freelancer and Product designer @ Schiavello
All panellists are alumni of Swinburne Design Factory Melbourne, how cool!
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5:30- Doors open
6:00- Welcome
6:10- Pannel discussion
7:15- Q&A
7:30- Mingling & networking
Bringing a buddy is highly encouraged as these events are best enjoyed with a friend!
More details to come....
Our Hosts Design Factory Melbourne
Swinburne Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) is a world-leading innovation lab, the third founding Design Factory in a network of global partners – and the first in the southern hemisphere.

A team of sector-agnostic, interdisciplinary experts, Design Factory Melbourne, unpacks your organisation’s complex problems using design thinking, converts your ideas into tangible concepts, operates as a sandbox to mitigate risk, test ideas, explore customer segments, and expand the market, connects your organisation to Swinburne’s research ecosystem.
Students from all disciplines can study with Design Factory Melbourne for an immersive, hands-on experience, living and breathing organisations’ real-world problems.
Swinburne Design Factory Melbourne | Swinburne


Where is it happening?

Design Factory Melbourne (FS103) in the Innovation Hub, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia

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