Visual Tools – Authors

Chapter 1 – Selena Griffith, Dr Martin Bliemel, Kate Carruthers

(See Chapters 17, 18 and 21 below)

Chapter 2 – Dr Diana Whitton

Dr Diana Whitton is an adjunct associate professor at Western Sydney where she has been in the School of Education working in engaged learning focusing on the student experience of developing projects to meet the needs of the local community. Through her involvement in Enactus she has worked collaboratively with universities throughout New South Wales to develop their entrepreneurship projects.

Chapter 3 – Mathieu Thuot Dubé

Mathieu Thuot Dubé has been working in the Quebec public education system for more than 17 years.  As an organizer of recreational activities and cultural events and, later, as a high-school teacher, he had the opportunity to study teaching philosophy and practice on both a formal and informal basis.  As a teacher, he was involved in numerous interdisciplinary projects and developed specialized programs in visual arts, multimedia, information technologies and robotics.  Through these projects, he became interested in transdisciplinary teaching and in research. He participated in various research projects and was involved in developing innovative teaching methods.

Currently registered in the Maîtrise en arts visuels et médiatiques – concentration éducation at Université du Québec à Montréal, he is a member of the editorial committee for Visionand for Réflexions, two bi-annual art publications, and works with a research study group on Hybridité, multimodalité et pratiques de création multimodales informelles des jeunes. Enjeux théoriques et pratiques, directed by Professor Monique Richard of Université du Québec à Montréal.

In 2014, Mathieu Thuot Dubé joined the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal as an education developer. As such, he worked with high-school teachers of the Quebec school administrative districts in order to explore pedagogical activities using the art and objects collections of the MBAM.

In the perspective of promoting transdisciplinary teaching and exploring the notion of the Cultural object, he works now for the Bibliothèques et Archives nationales du Québec as the head of the education team.

Chapter 4 – Dr Judy Matthews

Dr Judy Matthews is a Senior Lecturer in the QUT Business School where she researches innovation management and teaches courses in Problem Framing for Creative Action and Managing Innovation to MBA and Executive MBA Associates. With a background of researching and teaching innovation management for the last 16 years, Judy’s research interests include problem framing and problem solving and the fuzzy front end of innovation, design led innovation, innovation management, and dynamic innovation capabilities. Her research has been published in Design IssuesJournal of Business ResearchInternational Journal of Technology Management, andInnovation Management Theory and Practice. 

Judy is a member of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research at QUT Business School.

Chapter 5 – Dr Loes Witteveen, Dr Rico Lie

Loes Witteveen (Ph.D. 2009, Wageningen University) coordinates the master’s specialization Rural Development, Innovation and Communication at Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences. Her research activities in the research group Knowledge, Technology and Innovation at Wageningen University relate to themes such as Film for Social Change, Visual Learning and Policy Design in Mediated Realities. As a film-maker, she works mostly in the Global South.

Rico Lie (Ph.D., 2000, Catholic University of Brussels) is a social anthropologist working at the research group Knowledge, Technology and Innovation, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He previously worked at the University of Brussels in Belgium and the Universities of Nijmegen and Leiden in the Netherlands. At Wageningen University he is an assistant professor in international communication with an interest in the areas of development communication and intercultural communication.

Chapter 6 – Dr Gail Kenning

Dr Gail Kenning is artist, researcher and educator. She is Research Associate at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Art and Design (CARIAD), Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, Design United Research Fellow at University of Technology, Eindhoven (TU/e), Netherlands, Visiting Fellow 2016 at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney (MAAS), and Research Fellow at NIEA (National Institute of Experimental Art), Art and Design, University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Gail works across art, craft and design. She uses participatory approaches to explore and evaluate creativity, and the production of culture artefacts in the context of health, wellbeing, ageing and dementia. Her artistic practice spans sculptural installation, photography and video, programmed animations and data visualization. She has exhibited and screened works internationally and nationally at public galleries, private galleries and artist run initiatives. Gail was awarded a PhD from UNSW for work exploring evolutionary patterns and code in relation to craft-based textile forms.

Gail is Co-investigator International on a large UK AHRC funded project: LAUGH (Ludic Artefacts Using Gesture and Haptics). She is the recipient of research funding for projects including, an evaluation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales art access programs for people with dementia; participatory art and design projects with Residential Care Facilities operated by The Whiddon Group; and an exploration of craft and wellbeing. She is a member of international collaborative research programs including Materialising Memories Research Program (UTS and TU/e) and CARIAD, Wales.

Chapter 7 – Catherine De Lorenzo , Liz Ashburn

Emeritus Professor Liz Ashburn is at University of New South Wales and Conjoint Professor at Newcastle University. She is an exhibiting artist exhibiting interstate and overseas. As an academic she was head of the School of Art within the College of Fine Arts teaching in art, design and interdisciplinary studios such as Creative Village. As a writer she published the book Lesbian Art: an encounter with power. She has also written journal articles, chapters and catalogue essays as well as writings specifically examining educational practice such as Photography in Pink Classrooms, Journal of Art and Design Education. Together with Catherine De Lorenzo she presented the conference paper “Collaborative Design for Australian Places” before the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). She was awarded the Order of Australia in 2007 for her services to fine art and the community.

Dr Catherine De Lorenzo, an art historian, is Honorary Associate Professor at UNSW Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne. She is currently one of four CIs on an ARC Linkage project ‘Australian Art Exhibitions 1968-2009: a generation of cultural transformation’, which looks at the impact of curatorial strategies on the development of Australian art history.Her research also examines Australian art historiography, Australian and European photographic exchange, and contemporary public art. In 2009 she was awarded the Australian Institute of Architect’s Marion Mahony Griffin Prize for ‘…a distinctive and multifaceted approach to architectural education…[using] her cross-disciplinary strengths…’.
She has co-authored two books, published well over 60 scholarly chapters and articles, served on the Editorial Boards of History of PhotographyDesign and Art Australia Online, and as an Associate Editor of Visual Studies. She has delivered numerous conference papers on Creative Village, both nationally and internationally. Key publications on the topic include:

De Lorenzo, C., ‘Integrating Public Art, Environmental Sustainability and Education: Australia’s ‘Creative Village’ model’. The International Journal of Art and Design Education, 19 (2) 2000:153-160.

De Lorenzo, C., T. Laurence & R. Samuels, eds. Emergent Paradigms: Proceedings of the Conference Emergent Paradigms in Design Education: Sustainability, Collaboration and Community. Sydney: Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW, 1997.

Chapter 8 – Dr Mirja Kälviäinen

Dr. Mirja Kalviainen is the principal lecturer of MA level design and media studies in the Institute of Design Lahti University of Applied Sciences. She also carries docentships in user driven design in and in design as an innovation tool in two other Finnish universities. She has basic education in fashion design but her Ph. D. studies and research are on the field of art sociology. Her design research interests have included research work on user driven design with especially visual means and applications for front end innovation process and co-design. Research work on consumer taste studies for product development purposes have included applying visual research methods and developing an User Image Tool, an Internet based user understanding tool with visual stimulus material. This work and related long term visual user research was carried out together with dr. of psychology Hugh Miller.

Later Kalviainen’s work has carried out investigations and project applications for design thinking as a cross-disciplinary and user orientated innovation tool. Also these include committed application of visual scaffolds as research and development tools. Her resent project themes have concentrated especially on design thinking for wellbeing and on the questions of consumption, design and environmental sustainability. In her teacher role for cross-disciplinary innovation courses she has integrated innovation project goals, design thinking and visual innovation methods for the benefit of innovation learning.

Chapter 9 – Dr Vicky Lofthouse, Dr Erik Bohemia, Dr Ksenija Kuzmina

Dr Vicky Lofthouse, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design and heads up the Sustainable Design Research Group in the Design School at Loughborough University.  She has been a practicing researcher/consultant in the field since 1998.  She has supervised 6 PhDs and examined 8 PhDs in the area and taught extensively at both undergraduate and masters level. Vicky has experience of teaching innovation to cross-disciplinary student groups at both the main campus in Loughborough (LU) and the London campus (LU London), including Masters level ‘Collaborative projects’, ‘Group projects’ and ‘Design thinking’ modules.

Dr Erik Bohemia is a Programme Director in the Institute for Design Innovation at Loughborough University London. Erik is an elected member of DRS Council, an international society for developing and supporting the interests of the design research community. He has co-chaired key international design education research conferences. Erik is interested in Design pedagogy and has developed an innovative international collaboration named the Global Studio The Global Studio provides a platform for undertaking research and developing cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Global Studio equips students with specific knowledge and skills required to work in globally networked organisations and distributed design teams. Over the past 10 years close to 1000 students have taken part and benefited from this initiative. Erik has been a visiting professor with Polytechnic University of Milan and University of Ljubljana. He also worked at TU Delft as a visiting scholar.

Dr Ksenija Kuzmina, is a lecturer in Design Innovation and Management at the Institute for Design Innovation at Loughborough University, London. She also contributes to teaching at Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University main campus. Her teaching experience is predominantly at postgraduate level where cross-disciplinary student groups are a norm. Ksenija has been teaching innovation in various modules including ‘Collaborative project’ (LU LDN) and ‘Service Design and Social Innovation’ (LU). She is also an organiser of ‘Lufbra Service Design Jam’ a collaborative service innovation event, which includes Loughborough students (both Undergraduate and Master levels) and a local community.

Chapter 10 – Dr Christopher Kueh, Russell Thom

Dr Christopher Kueh is a practicing service designer, design strategist, and design educator. His core career aim is to apply design process and methods to improve human interactivity, communication, and quality of life. With interest in user-design interaction, he obtained a PhD in 2006 with a thesis titled A user-centred approach to effective wayfinding map design: Integrating theory, practice and user participation. With his expertise in user-centred design and Design Thinking, Christopher has provided consultancies to tackle organisational and social challenges in urban planning, architecture, and social organisations. These works focused on innovating stakeholders’ experiences as the means to provide better services.

Christopher’s works in Design Thinking has also earned him positions of Visiting Professor and design strategist to University Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia in 2009), and STIKOM Surabaya University (Surabaya, Indonesia in 2011). Christopher’s roles were to expand the boundaries of Design Departments in these universities and promote trans-disciplinary design education and design practices. Christopher continues to explore the possibilities of applying Design Thinking to solve organisational and social challenges.

Russell Thom is a social service designer who practices in Western Australia for the past 20 years. He is passionate about developing innovative solutions to complex problems. With an undergraduate degree in Design, vocational qualifications in Training and Human Services, Russell’s career has been diverse, from disability services, accounting to web design Russell’s work life and experience brings reality to how designers can be involved in the design of systems, business and a better world. Russell is currently a PhD candidate at School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University. His research focuses on applying design process to innovate public services in the disability sector.

Chapter 11 – Jax Wechsler

Jax Wechsler is a strategic designer based in Sydney Australia. She has over 15 years of design related experience and is passionate about the potential for design to enable better futures for people and the planet. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts, Psychology, and Religious Studies), post-graduate qualifications in Digital Media and Information Technology, and a Masters by Research in Design (UTS). Her academic research is focused on the enabling and mediatory roles of design artefacts within innovation contexts. Jax sees the potential for delivering organisations person-centric tools that support innovation and help make change stick. Jax consults as Sticky Design Studio, where she relies on human-centred design methods to help government bodies and businesses design and deliver more person-centric outcomes.

Jax feels strongly about the importance for professional designers to share their practice, sharing knowledge about design doing in organisational contexts. In 2013, she founded Social Design Sydney, which aims to create a conversation about Social Design in Sydney. She here curates events where design practitioners share their social design practice. Capability building is an important part of Jax’s practice and she runs programs with organisations, building codesign and human-centred design capability. She also writes about design for various practitioner magazines. You can learn more about Jax’s projects and publications at

Chapter 12 – Gerard Reed

Gerard Reed received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Theatre that was foundational to the Master of Arts degree in Independent Film he completed, investigating documentary history and production, at The University of the Arts, London. A scholarship recipient, Gerard pursued research interests during a Master of Entrepreneurship degree study at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialization and Innovation Centre (ECIC), to specialisein innovative media practices. Gerard has recently completed a PhD encompassing innovation and creativity in screen business at the University of Adelaide.

In association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Gerard wrote, directed and produced Missing Presumed Dead, a documentary that investigates two missing men of World War One filmed in Australia, England, Belgium, France and Germany. Missing Presumed Deadhas screened on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Channels, ABC 1, ABC 2, and on The History Channel for ANZAC and Remembrance Day commemorations in Australia and New Zealand. Gerard and his co-founder, Vanna Morosini PhD, recently completed a series’ pilot for Foxtel in partnership with Beyond Productions.

Gerard is currently involved in funded research projects with ECIC including studies investigating entrepreneurial ecosystems and the effectiveness of collaboration for innovation.

Chapter 13Dr Allan O’Connor, Professor Göran Roos

Allan O’Connor is a Senior Lecturer and the postgraduate Academic Director for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Allan combines his extensive experience in confronting the growth issues of small and medium enterprises and business start-up to inform and guide his teaching and research. Entrepreneurship and innovation have many components and Allan’s main teaching interests are in the assessment of business opportunities, entrepreneurial strategy and developing research skills. Since 2012 he has co-authored the leading Asia Pacific text, ‘Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process and Practice’, with Professors Howard Frederick and Donald Kuratko. His research examines the intersection between entrepreneurship, innovation and socioeconomic development which has led to the development of the Australian Cluster Observatory and an in-depth study of entrepreneurial ecosystems. His growing portfolio of research publications in international peer-reviewedjournals is a testamentto the significance of Allan’s research agenda to his research field. In application, his research is designed to inform policy-makers, regional development agencies and the practisingentrepreneur with respect to creating and managing the resources necessary to foster and develop innovation and entrepreneurship in response to the strategic challenges of economic change.

Göran Roos is a member of the Economic Development Board of South Australia, the advisory board for Investment Attraction South Australia, METS Ignited Australia Limited’s Research and Innovation Advisory Council and CSIRO Manufacturing Business Unit Advisory Committee. He is a Stretton Fellow appointed by the City of Playford at the Universityof Adelaide; Adjunct Professor at Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide; Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney Business School; and Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Business, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Göran is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

Chapter 14 – Noemi Sadowska, Dominic Laffy

Noemi Sadowska’scareer commenced as a designer in an agency in Germany followed by launching of her own design studio in London. Currently, she is a Programme Director with extensive experience in HE curriculum delivery, development and programme launch, teaching reflective writing and strategic design on undergraduate programmes, creativity and design complexity on postgraduate programmes as well as supervising dissertations at both levels. She also engages in research, focusing on learning experiences that occur when business management and design management intermingle and intersect resulting in learners having to negotiate occurring shifts in conceptual boundaries that define those disciplines and associated learning.

Dominic Laffyhas taught for a range of academic institutions, including over twenty years at Regents University London both part- and full-time. His career started in Engineering (Radar Systems) and Information systems (Expert Systems Manager for a Security company) and has also included management consultancy, but he now teaches full-time, predominantly on strategy and services marketing at the undergraduatelevel. His research interests are predominantly in the area of Strategy Dynamics, but he has also co-authored a number of conference papers for the European Academy of Design.

Chapter 15 – Elwin Dong (董天田)

Elwin Dong (董天田completed the studies of Master of Design in UNSW and Master of Interactive & Digital Media in USYD during 2008-2011. With two masters obtained, he went back to China and joined Huawei as a UI design representative for 3 years, then came to Hisense as a senior user experience architect till now.

Being responsible for interface design and outward appearance of Hisense mobile devices, Elwin Dong has been in charge of a small team with several members exploring how to keep the integrity of user experience for target groups in certain environment, with a particular care on UI, GUI and ID designs, especially an open eye on the ethical and cultural issues involved in user experience.

In the end of 2014, Elwin Dong joined UXPA China and founded a branch in Qingdao. It has developed fast and extended to 12 members covering the local major enterprises and universities. After successfully introducing UXDA to Ocean University of China, they tutored a student team named Fisssh to get promoted to TOP10 in 2015, the only and the first team ever in Shandong province.

In 2012, Elwin Dong published his personal novel ‘Lives of the young in Sydney (悉游记)’. During 2011 to now, his 5 articles have been published or collected in CSDN, UXPA thesis collection and other magazines. Based on the real story, his second novel is also on the way to be published, depicting the tough situation that user experience undergoes in large enterprises in China.

Chapter16 – Janine Cahill 

Janine Cahill is a Sydney-based entrepreneur, professional futurist and innovation consultant. Janine has developed Strategy and Transformation programs at corporate and business-unit levels. She won an Australian national award for strategy  and has been involved in change management of technology, process and culture changes over many years, following an early career in consumer, commercial, corporate and Infrastructure Project finance.

With hands-on experience in the finance, energy, consulting, business advisory, higher education, and NGO industries, Janine has founded a number of organisations and has special expertise in co-design of solutions to “wicked” problems.Janine works in the innovation space where futures, business, technology and art converge, designing games as well as software platforms and apps.

Ms Cahill headed the Strategic Management program at European Business School London and taught Futures Thinking and Innovation and Creativity Leadership at Institute for Executive Development (Executive MBA program) in London. She has degrees in Psychology and Commerce (BA and MCom – both from University of NSW) and is a qualified CPA.

Janine revolutionised the teaching of Strategy at the time by introducing Foresight, toolkits and Strategic Leadership Simulations derived from future trends and scenarios. While these may be mainstream in Strategy now Janine introduced them in 1998 – this has been a characterisation of her career. Live Futures 2020 was a world-leading initiative in 2007 and the only annual Futures Festival in the world bringing together cross-disciplinary fields of Foresight, Design, Design, Art, Technology, Sustainability, Architecture, Digitisation, Cities, Social Innovation, Startups, Games and Sustainability. Many of these practices are becoming the norm, e.g., World Science Festival (NY), Vivid Ideas.

Janine was recently named in a list of the world’s top female futurists.

 Chapter 17 – Dr Martin Bliemel

Dr Martin Bliemel is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Diploma in Innovation at the new Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Prior to this, Martin was Director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at UNSW from 2010-2012, and completely revised and relaunched UNSW’s Diploma in Innovation Management in 2011. He is a member of the advisory committee for the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) and for the Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report. Martin’s research interests include entrepreneurial networks, acceleration, education, and research commercialization. His research has been published in several prestigious journals including Nature NanotechnologyEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and the Entrepreneurship Research Journal.

Martin is a recipient of the highly competitive Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for his excellence and leadership in teaching. The award is supported by multiple publications and presentations about his curriculum design, and by the positive feedback from students and industry. In recognition for his leadership in learning and teaching, he became one of the inaugural Fellows of the Scientia Education Academy at UNSW in 2016.

Chapter 18 – Selena Griffith

SelenaGriffith is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW. As UNSW Engineering Scientia Experience Manager, she is working to deliver UNSW 2025  goals with respect to the Scientia Experience by developing support for student innovation and entrepreneurship and leading the Excellence in Engineering Education Initiative. In her time at UNSW she has developed and taught courses inInnovation, Entrepreneurship and Collaboration as well as courses in Sustainable Design, DesignFutures, Design Practice and Design Management in 3 different Faculties. Selena is UNSW Faculty Advisor for ENACTUS, a global student social enterprise competition,  and Faculty Advisor to theMichael CrouchInnovationCentre.

Selena is a highly reflective practitioner, integrating her research, teaching, engagement and creative practice. As co-founder of The Island Innovation Lab, a program and platform designed to develop cross disciplinary collaboration skills using design thinking methods to assist diverse teams in working towards addressing global sustainability issues, she utilizes action learning, engaged learning and peer led learning strategies to support students in wicked problem identification and sticky solution navigation. In 2014 The Island Innovation Lab was recognised by the Buckminster Fuller institute through an invitation to participate in their Catalyst program and by the Australian Government through the award of financial support for three cross disciplinary Island Innovation Labs held in Singapore (STMP 2014) and Palau and Kiribati (New Columbo Plan 2015). Selena was successful in a 2016 joint UNSW bid for New Columbo Plan funding for Myanmar.

As a co-founder of Social Innovation Sydney in 2005 (a practice based research project) Selena has helped to develop and support the growth of Australian Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship through providing a platform for enabling social innovators to transition into self-sustaining social entrepreneurs. ( This has led to a role as Faculty advisor for ENACTUS UNSW, a cross-disciplinary student society which competes nationally to develop social impact projects enabled through entrepreneurial mechanisms. She has worked to develop a community of advisors and mentors to support the UNSW team. Recently she received international recognition in this role as Most Outstanding Faculty Advisor ENACTUS 2016.

Chapter 19 – Dr Kate Tregloan, Professor Kit Wise, Dr Wendy Fountain

Dr Kate Tregloan is Associate Dean (Education) at Monash University Art Design + Architecture. Her research focuses on the intersection of qualitative and quantitative judgments influencing the production and assessment of creative work. This includes the pedagogy and exploratory activities that underpin learning, designing, and learning to design.  She was the Project Lead and Chief Investigator for the Multiple Measures project.

Dr Wendy Fountain has worked in design practice, design teaching and educational design over a 20 year period, now specialising in creative practice higher education and learning design for social innovation. Wendy has held educational design roles in Australia, Sweden, New Zealand and the UK, and been based in Tasmania since 2008. She provided research assistance to the Multiple Measures project.

Professor Kit Wise is Director and Head of School for the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania. His research focuses on approaches to and outcomes from interdisciplinary education and research agendas. He is also an art writer, curator and practising artist.  He was a key member of the Core Research Team for the Multiple Measures project.

Chapter 20 – Dr Stuart W Prescott, Dr Patrick T Spicer

Stuart W Prescottis a senior lecturer in UNSW Chemical Engineering. His principle research interest is in developing understanding of the relationships between the structures adopted by molecules at interfaces and the physical properties of these interfaces. His study of polymers and surfactants at the solid-liquid interface of nanoparticles dispersed in water has significant industrial relevance as well as building the foundational knowledge in the field. Stuart’s research approach combines various analytical techniques with numerical simulations to help gain the most from the available experimental data. He makes extensive use of neutron scattering and neutron reflection to obtain the detailed structural information required for his studies. He also uses solvent relaxation NMR to study molecular interactions within complex fluids and makes use of microfluidic channels to produce emulsion and liquid crystal drops. Stuart graduated with a BSc(Hons) in chemistry and applied mathematics at the University of Sydney in 2000 and with a PhD in polymer kinetics in 2004.

Patrick T Spiceris an Associate Professor in UNSW Chemical Engineering. Patrick’s research interests are centred around the design and development of microstructured fluid materials by understanding their kinetic behaviour. Most of his work deals with complex fluids, fluids containing small amounts of colloids, polymers, and surfactants that exhibit highly non-ideal behaviour with fascinating dynamics. His research uses advanced imaging and rheology techniques to understand fundamental complex fluid properties, including the influence of shape and structure on flow. Patrick received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1992 and in 1997 he completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering with the Particle Technology Group at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining UNSW, Patrick worked for The Procter & Gamble Company in their Corporate Engineering Research Division for 15 years.

Chapter 21 – Jonathan Blackwell

Jonathan Blackwell,an Artist, MBA and 2021 PhD candidate at the Rawls College of Business, has forged a path as a Business Artist, a role in society he outlines in his forthcoming book The Art of Business:  Lives of the Artists (2017).  At Duke University he co-founded a theatre group, mounted art exhibitions and wrote and directed a live play, Unrewind the year he graduated in 2001 with a major in Art and minor in Anthropology.

While working as his artist persona, Lineaist, Blackwell installed art where he worked at the 4-story nightclub Ringside, global coffee roasters Counter Culture Coffee, and Danish architectural signage firm Modulex. In 2008 he was accepted to the Australian Graduate School of Management and moved to Australia, graduating with an MBA from the University of New South Wales in 2010 where the Business Artist was created.

In Sydney Jonathan became a dual American/Australian and worked with Ensemble Consulting Group, Accenture, and a Silicon Valley startup Trymph before founding the digital marketing firm, Linebrand, as a Knowledge Worker with PwC Australia.  Linebrand now provides Management Consulting services as a business unit of Nashwell in strategic partnership with Identify Corporate Innovations. 

Chapter 22 – Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is a technologist, marketer, entrepreneur, and educator who blogs at She has extensive experience in senior executive roles for diverse organisations such as General Electric, AMP, Westfield, and NSW Treasury. Currently Kate is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Australia, and is also an Adjunct SeniorLecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering at UNSW Australia. Kate is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board.

She is co-founder of several startups, including  IoTM, Social Innovation Sydney, and MooresCloud, and currently advises a number of startups. Previously Kate lectured in postgraduate business and accounting at Macquarie University and taught TAFE level courses in business and management