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Design research submissions

Research students in Design have the choice of the Master of Design or the Master of Design Enterprise to extend their research-led design practice. We leverage extensive professional networks and industry connections, working with local and international institutions to provide real world opportunities for our postgraduate students to work with industry and community partners on live team projects. Students are also welcome to develop your own practice-based research project that might meet a need, seize a market opportunity, or provide a challenge to how things are now. 

Master of Design and Master of Design Enterprise theses

Title of thesis

Student name

Date of award

(Re)Designing Food Waste Systems Using The Design Frameworks Of Chefs

Blakeway, Peter


Bridging the_Gap: Using Design Thinking to Move FMCG NPD from Incremental to Radical Innovation

Willows, Jonathan


Transforming ‘umu’ - A traditional Samoan oven. “Suiga o le 'umu' Samoa"

Eteuati, John


Development of children’s therapeutic pressure emitting apparel that addresses sensory integration dysfunction 

Allan Ross, Tania


Demystifying Sustainability: The design and development of a toolkit to generate sustainable business narratives

Rose, Emmellee


Leading by design: A user-centred approach to leadership development

Terpstra, Caroline


Waste to Want. Overcoming patterns of failure in small food producers through innovative enterprise frameworks.

Lynch, Timothy