Charlotte Kessler Design


Academic Appointments

Charlotte is a researcher in Design. While her main focus is on design, sustainability and higher education design curriculum, she is also involved in a variety of design related design research projects. Charlotte is particularly interested in the role of research in the design process. She sees research as a key element to successful implementation of design theories, both in design practice and design education.
Curriculum Design
Curriculum design is Charlotte’s main research interest, with a specific focus on course content and pedagogical methods. Through her work as lecturer, guest lecturer and instructor, Charlotte aims for continuous improvement and update of the curriculum and teaching strategies in relation to contemporary issues and challenges that need to be addressed using design.
Charlotte combines her expertise in design and sustainability to her teaching experience to provide advice and strategies to implement sustainability to design courses in higher education degrees.
Lectures, guest lectures
Charlotte’s interdisciplinary approach to design lead her to lecture and guest lecture in core units and various design disciplines. Charlotte specialises in lecturing design and sustainability as well as other theory courses such as design history. Her approach focuses on promoting student’s ability to look at conventional histories and theories of design from a critical perspective as well as engaging with the content to understand the relevance of learning about design histories, theories, strategies and thinking to their practice.
Tutoring, workshops
Charlotte works as research assistant in the QUT School of Design. Her role includes tasks such as undertaking research, reparing draft reports, reviewing literature, writing draft literature reviews, collecting data and preparing graphical displays of data.

Charlotte’s main research interests relate to design, education, sustainability and curatorial design. She is always interested in contributing to new research projects in these areas and more generally in design.

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