Dr Rowan Page

Dr Rowan Page

Dr Rowan Page


Department of Design

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Graduate research supervisor

Rowan Page is a lecturer in Industrial Design at Monash Art, Design & Architecture (MADA) and a researcher in the Design Health Collab, an interdisciplinary research lab at the intersection of design and health. His PhD research explored how design research and practice can facilitate greater engagement with the recipients of medical devices, during the formative stages of research and development. Working in collaboration with Cochlear Ltd, this research led to the production of several medical devices and a speculative project exploring the future of cochlear implant systems. Rowan now works on several medical device development projects and has an interest in how design research, practice, and prototypes can aid in medical translational research. His research interests include co-design, speculative design, digital fabrication, emerging technologies and the function of designed artefacts as boundary objects within collaborative and interdisciplinary design projects.

Through his teaching in the third year industrial design program Rowan is involved in several work integrated learning projects. These projects connect students with industry through real-world design projects with partners such as MONA, CSIRO, Orora, ABC, and Monash Health.

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Awards of Merit honours for Monash Design and Architecture at Design Australia Awards

Monash Design and Architecture and research labs SensiLab and Wominjeka Djeembana took out six Awards of Merit at the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Designers Australia Awards 2023.

Best in Category wins for Monash Design at the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards and a new Chair appointment

Monash Design researchers have taken out two "Best in Category" wins and Associate Professor Leah Heiss has been announced as the incoming Chair of the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.


Intelligent Footware

Creating an intelligent shoe to monitor the symptoms of people with diabetes.

Asthma nebuliser / PALM

Breathing new life into asthma treatment using the PALM of their hand.

RetroFit Kit

This project aims to increase the volume and supply of dignified and inclusive homes for people with disability through design-enabled strategies.