Apple Store Sydney


367 George Street, Sydney


15 August, 6pm - 7pm



Design Management Thinking


Virtu Design Institute

Professor Mark Armstrong
Professor Mark Armstrong

Find out how design thinking can drive forward businesses and provide sustainable success in a competitive environment. See how adopting a problem solving methodology, that’s a second sense to designers, can help decision makers at all levels of business. Hosted at the Apple Store by Professor Ron Newman, Maureen Thurston and Professor Mark Armstrong.

Professor Ron Newman began as a professional industrial designer joining the ranks of academia in 1992 at the College of Fine Arts (COFA) UNSW and later Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney. Professor Newman is the founder of online educator; Virtu Design Institute.

Professor Mark Armstrong is a founding principal of BlueSky Design which has grown into one of Australia’s leading design consultancies. Professor Armstrong is an Industrial Designer who has developed an international client base including both government and corporate clients. Professor Armstrong has received several Australian design awards and European IF Design awards and has recently taken up the position of Eva and Marc Besen Chair of Design Research at Monash University.

An industrial designer, educator, entrepreneur, lecturer, author and consultant, Maureen Thurston has helped organisations for over 30 years measure the success of design thinking. In 2012, she joined Deloitte to lead a unique initiative that deploys design as a catalyst for change – bridging the gap between creative capability, business strategy and top-line growth. Before joining Deloitte, Maureen was a Principal at Second Road, a management consulting firm where she applied the practice of ‘design thinking’ to uncover new business opportunities and enhance stakeholder service experiences for clients in both private and public sectors.

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