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Vivien Sung

Lab Leader & Design Academic | FutureAging Lab / UTS

Sydney, Australia

"Problems are opportunities in disguise"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Creativity & Design

My tags:

Brand StrategyClimate ChangeCultureDigital MediaEducationEntrepreneurshipSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralSustainability

Very good at:
+ Empowering the next gen of 21st century thinkers
+ Design thinking
+ Cross-cultural intelligence

About me & my work:

I'm a design strategist, educator and innovation facilitator with a specialty in human-centred design and research, transdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration and facilitating user experience design that consider both systems and people in solving complex problems. My area of specialty is in collaborative design innovation between Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

In 2016, I established the FutureAging Lab, a collaborative laboratory between the University of Technology, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, School of Design and the Tsinghua University, Industrial Design Department and Healthcare Design Innovation Lab in the Academy of Art and Design in Beijing. The FutureAging Lab is an interdisciplinary and intercultural laboratory, which utilises empathy-based research, human-centred design and visual mapping methods and processes to design solutions for complex problems in the area of health and aging.

My teaching areas at the University of Technology, UNSW Arts & Design & UTS Insearch include design thinking, visual communication, leadership in the cultural and creative industries, interaction design, data visualisation and wayfinding and typography.

I previously co-founded The China Australia Millennial Project, a bi-lateral incubator called which equips young people with the innovation, intercultural and leadership and skills to thrive in the 2st century. I designed and lead the learning program and experience across the 3 month online and face-to-face program with the participation of 130 smart, young entrepreneurs from China and Australia who develop ventures in 13 corporate sponsored Thinktanks on topics including aging population, energy & sustainable living, digital disruption, infrastructure, entrepreneurship and future of education.

I’ve spent 20+ years developing intelligent and meaningful brands, communications and experiences in New York, San Francisco and Sydney receiving numerous awards in the US and Australia.

My links:

| Strategic Innovation

| Beijing Global Design Studio: FutureAging Lab

| Cultural Intelligence


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