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Anna Brown is a design educator, researcher and practitioner. Her research focuses on creative leadership, collaboration and design-led innovation. She leads and facilitates a research team at Open Lab — a research and enterprise design environment — which works on a diverse range of projects utilising user-centric design thinking and applying co-creative design methodologies. Her personal research interests sits within an established discipline of innovative book design. She teaches in the visual communication degree, with a focus on enterprise education in design.
My research focuses on two distinct areas.
The first is creative leadership, collaboration and design-led innovation. I lead and facilitate a research team at Open Lab — an enterprise design environment — where we work on a diverse range of projects utilising user-centric design thinking and applying co-creative design methodologies. Our practice-led research encompasses data visualisation, user-driven design, design for and with government, social and citizen engagement, experience design and service design.
The second centers upon a practice-led design research exploring visual communication with a particular focus on typographic book de sign and a diversification into the book as a re-presentation device and as a cultural artefact. This research sits within an established discipline of book design but more recently explores the book in a non-linear form and as anembodied object.
21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture
Field of research codes
Built Environment And Design (120000):
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201): Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200):
Design Innovation (120302): Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice (120303): Design Practice and Management (120300):
Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) (120307)
Design Thinking, Strategic Design, Design Facilitation, Enterprise Education, Entrpreneurship, Visual Communication, Creative Leadership, Book Design, Typography.