Our people / Dr Christopher Kueh


Design + Innovation Strategist

Christopher is a practicing information designer, design educator and design strategist since 2002. During which time he has helped solve organisational and social problems through Design Thinking. He  is also teaching Design in Edith Cowan University.

His core career aim is to apply Design Thinking 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 way-finding map design: Integrating theory, practice and user participation. With his expertise in user-centred design and Design Thinking, Christopher has helped solve organisational and design problems 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 Thinking.

Christopher continues to explore the possibilities of applying Design Thinking to solve organisational and social problems. 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Design: Curtin University (2006)
  • 1st Class Honours in Design: Curtin University (2002)

Experience

  • Senior Lecturer: Edith Cowan University (Current)
  • Design Strategist: Sensible Design (Current)
  • Research Leader in Design: Edith Cowan University (Current)
  • Member of Examination Group: Western Australian Curriculum Council (Current)
  • Lecturer in Design: Curtin University (2005-2010)