RMIT Technology Matters series: Future of Design. What's next…

Live webinar

Design has never been more important. It’s responsible for shaping the built environment, the digital world and the products and services we use everyday. Design creates better places, better products and better processes. And companies are fast realising that good design is a competitive advantage.

To better understand what we should expect in the years ahead, we’ve assembled an expert group of RMIT researchers, academics and industry professionals working at the intersection of design and technology. From augmented reality and cloud-based software, to smart textiles and “bio fashion”, join us as we uncover the design trends of tomorrow.

This will be a live, interactive webinar with Q&A available so you can also ask any questions you might have.

All attendees must register for this event. Once you register, a link will be sent to gain access to the stream closer to the event date.

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Meet your moderator

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Dene Cicci is the Executive Director Students in RMIT University’s Education Portfolio. 

He is responsible for RMIT University student service and support, diversity and inclusion and student global career development.

Meet your speakers

Kate Sala

Dr. Kate Sala is a sustainability advocate, business consultant, educator and researcher who has worked with major fashion houses and leading creative agencies across Europe.

Kate is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Fashion & Textiles at RMIT, with research interests addressing the relationship between transformative education and ethical fashion practices. Kate is an expert in sustainable garment design, production and transparency in supply chain dynamics.

Noel Waite

Noel Waite is Program Manager of the Master of Communication in RMIT’s School of Design.

Throughout his career, Noel has worked as a curator, exhibition designer, human-centred design educator and active participant with new technology.

In 2014, Noel was a member of the Steering Committee which successfully achieved UNESCO Creative City status for Dunedin, New Zealand.

Michael Stoddart

Michael Stoddart is the Director of Digital Media Enterprise at Adobe.

Having worked with Adobe for over 20 years, Michael has long been engaged with new digital media technologies and is integral in helping Adobe to better understand the needs of its customers in the Asia Pacific.

Michael has a wealth of experience in business development, marketing, management and sales.

Have a question?

Email a video to with the subject line being ‘Design webinar’. Natural lighting, filming outside, and in landscape mode (i.e. with your phone on its side) is preferred.

Alternatively, you can submit your question for consideration at the live webinar during Q&A if you’d prefer not to submit a question via video.


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