This presentation will discuss care as a foundation through which to frame design as a socio-cultural practice that Is material, experiential and strategic. Connecting to contemporary discourses on empathy, being and becoming as foundations for practicing design, I will explore care as a way of practicing design that supports and creates synergies across design practice/project contexts and thereby supporting design for health and wellbeing.
Professor Laurene Vaughan, Dean of the School of Design, RMIT University
Laurene Vaughan is Professor in Design and Communication in the School of Media and Communication. She has a diverse research and teaching practice covering the areas of design, communication, fashion and embedded research in diverse industry sectors. Laurene currently also contributes to the University research community through being a Research Leader in the RMIT Design Research Institute.