Dr. Kurt Seemann
Associate Professor, Founding Director – CDI
School Director of Research
CDI Core Program Director: Humanitarian Habitat and Design
Kurt’s research focus is the relationship between people, technology and the environment as a complex adaptive system. The scale of his research has focused at two levels: the human scale of holistic technology education including processes of design and innovation, and the larger societal scale of systems driving and defining the sustainability of human settlements.He has developed a particular expertise in cross-cultural and indigenous technology transfer, design and development research.
Kurt is a member of the World Society for Ekistics whose charter restricts membership to 400 worldwide, and DATTA Victoria. He has won numerous nominations, awards and extensive peer recognition.
Assoc. Prof. Kurt Seemann's Publications
Ideas for the Centre for Design Innovation
Cross-cultural Design and Technology Transfer Research (design ethnography research)
Rigour in Design and Technolgy Research