Stephan Hitchins

design thinker, Teacher, and practitioner in Melbourne, Australia

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LECTURER in Design Thinking at Deakin University. Using Human Centred Design (HCD) to empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test solutions to complex problems in order to create outcomes that benefit the end user.

LECTURER in Strategic Branding at Deakin University.

LECTURER in Creative Entrepreneurship and Cross Cultural Design (Social Enterprise and Social Business) at Swinburne University

LEAD ASSESSOR (Design Thinking Credentials at DeakinCo.)

SKILLED in Design Thinking: Available to collaborate on projects exploring Human Centred Design, Participatory Design (co-creation), Service Design and Design Thinking Methodologies.

EXPERIENCED in Visual Communications, Advertising & Marketing, Brand Development and eLearning structures.

MENTOR: Designing the Future (MOOC) - RMIT University

CROSS POLLINATOR: Amplify (OpenIDEO, is a series of innovation challenges bringing increased collaboration and a human-centred design (design thinking) approach to early stage solutions addressing some of the world’s toughest problems. Amplify will provide each winning organisation with funding and design support to bring their proposed human-centred design (design thinking) solution to life. Amplify is a joint initiative of OpenIDEO, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It is made possible through DFID funding.

• Masters of Design Futures
• Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
• Graduate Certificate in eLearning
• Bachelor of Creative Arts & Design (Graphic Design)
• Associate Degree (Adult and Vocational Education)
• Advanced Diploma (Creative Product Development)
• Diploma (illustration)
• Certificate IV (Training and Assessment)

  • Education
    • RMIT University
    • Australian Institute of Business
    • University of New England
    • Curtin University