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Inspiring Design... with Rashan Senanayake is the missing link where design and education meets. Our guests sharing their knowledge in design, design education, design thinking, teaching techniques, industry standards as well as the study of design, connects the knowledge gaps in the design industry from a secondary, tertiary and industry stand point.
 
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) – the way we design and construct is not what it used to be! BIM’s integration into the design and contruction industry globally is Robotics! How about Advanced Robotics? One of the leading technologies and tools within industry 4.0 and 5.0, specially within advanced manufacturing. In this episode, we feature on…
 
Robotics! How about Advanced Robotics? One of the leading technologies and tools within industry 4.0 and 5.0, specially within advanced manufacturing. In this episode, we feature one of the leading minds in this field Dr Cori Stewart (CEO & Founder of the ARM Hub) alongside our host to unwrap the details of advanced robotics. Cori talks tech with d…
 
Food! The very sustenance of life. With the evolution of the human race, our production of food manufacturing has now involved into the largest sector within the various advanced manufacturing industries in Australia. In this episode, we showcase four leading experts within food manufacturing, food technology and food science! Jana Cameron (Preside…
 
Engineering - the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, structures and much more. In this technical episode featuring Gonvida Pandey (CEO of Rockfield and Co-founder of LiXiA), we took a deep dive into a discussion to understand what 21st century engineering now involves alongside the he…
 
Food. Agriculture. Farming. Words that are vital for a sustainable future and the survival of all living things. Rory Aronson (Social entrepreneur and Founder of FarmBot Inc.) and I unravel the details involved with Agriculture & Farming in the 21st century. Rory humbly shares his vast knowledge combining a unique experience in engineering, design …
 
Life. Health. Life Science. Biology. Biotechnology. These are words are now more important than ever before. Clare Blain (CEO of Life Sciences Queensland) and I dive into this timely topic, unpacking exactly the right details and discuss how this major health industry now falls within advanced manufacturing in the 21st century. Clare unravels detai…
 
On the back of a global outlook, Jules (Manager of QMI’s Gateway to Industry Schools Program (GISP) – Advanced Manufacturing) and I deep dive into the world of Advanced Manufacturing and how it works within schools and industry – interconnectedly. Jules skilfully breaks down detailed responses to questions such as what key skills and attributes are…
 
Advanced Manufacturing (AM) – What is it? In this episode Francisco Betti (Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production within the World Economic Forum (WEF)) and I unwrap all the relevant details of AM within a global context. Francisco provides eloquent and detailed answers to questions such as: What is Advanced Manufacturi…
 
SDGs. The United Nations Sustainable Develop Goals - 17 goals to transform the modern world towards positive and sustainable change. Joel Lindsay (The President of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Young Professionals, Queensland) and I join forces to discuss all the details of the 2030 United Nations SDG agenda, and the importance…
 
Esports: A look at a fun, explosive & billion-dollar industry! Dan Martinez (Founder of The Fuse Cup) and I break down the world of competitive video gaming as a fast-growing international phenomenon with millions of fans – especially in the context of 21st century education. Streaming services and live events have turned casual gamers into serious…
 
“Investing” – a word that is closely associated with “property”, “share trading”, “bitcoin”, “assets”, “liabilities” etc. Nathan Birch (CEO of Binvested and a property investing entrepreneur with over 200 properties) and I speak about how investing is done in the 21st century. Nathan shares about his humble beginnings – starting out as a 19-year-ol…
 
Shadé Zahrai - An Award-Winning Leadership Strategist, Harvard-trained coach and member of the esteemed Forbes Coaches Council, Shadé Zahrai is a specialist in building a success mindset, self-belief and self-mastery for business professionals - and I discuss a unique topic that subconsciously, constantly influences, shapes and ultimately designs o…
 
The “Internet of Things” (IoT). In this episode, Michelle Howie (a Technology Evangelist from Telstra) and I discuss the various attributes and elements that involve IoT. This technologically advanced conversation unveils detailed responses to questions such as – What is IoT? Why is IoT important to the 21st century? How does this play a huge role …
 
In this episode, James Charnley (BuildingPoint Australia– Technical Consultant) and I unravel one of the most popular software applications in Design – SketchUp. Together we discuss how Sketchup helps design within the AEC, how it enhances the creativity and skills of designers, and how you can get the most out of its capabilities. James also provi…
 
Mindfulness. In this episode, Amy Lou Wilson and I discuss exactly what is involved in mindfulness and more specifically how its (should be!) integrated in to 21st century education. Understand the scientific implications and biochemistry benefits behind integrating mindfulness practices into the classroom. Amy and I unpack detailed answers to ques…
 
Ever watched the hit blockbusters - iRobot, Day After Tomorrow, Tron, Oblivion? Christopher Nichols (Director or Chaos Group – company that brings you VRay) outlines his amazing career in Computer Graphics, VFX and Visualisation coming from studying Arts and Maths through to an Architectural career and on to the movie sets of Hollywood. Chris’s lea…
 
Straight from Shark Tank Australia to the stage with the Wolf of Wall Street – Ryan Tuckwood (Co-founder of ISR Training) and I discuss quite an underrated topic – ethical communication. More accurately, how to design your ethical communication. In this episode, Ryan humbly shares his story of evolving from a systematic thinking engineer to develop…
 
Autodesk. One brand, one mission, many tools. In this episode I speak with Adam Walmsley (Senior Civil Infrastructure Technical Specialist at Autodesk) to uncover Autodesk’s amazing products and services as well as deep dive into understanding how these tools (such as Revit, Dynamo, Navisworks, Inventor, Fusion360, Python to name a few) enable the …
 
Critical & Creative Problem Solving to the Rescue : A Pandemic Story with Daniel Davison In this unique episode, I speak with Daniel Davison (HOD Design and Innovation at Iona College) to discuss the amazing story responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this amazing collaboration, Daniel responded to Herston Bio Fabrication Institute ‘call to arms’…
 
Samantha Reynolds (HOD Arts and Applied Technology and Business at Saint Stephen’s College) and I discussed how innovation is facilitated through ‘Enterprise Skills’ within 21st century education. This insightful and new-age approach to education follows best practice techniques from around the world. The conversation uncovers answers to questions …
 
In the recent climate, the stress on the education sector has been immense. All deliveries moving online, raises many questions and concerns, especially with creative subjects such as ‘Design’. So how do educators overcome these challenges? Madeline Taylor (QUT Lecturer and design maverick) and I uncover details, insights, challenges and learnings …
 
Artificial Intelligence (AI). An industry 4.0 technology that is disrupting almost every industry around the planet. Alex Ferguson (Redd Digital) aerospace engineer and project manager shares valuable insights into the impacts of AI within the AEC (Australia Engineering and Construction industry). We uncover detailed responses to questions such as …
 
2019 Varkey Foundation’s $1M Global Teacher Prize Finalist Yasodai Selvakumaran and I deep dive into understand all things education! Yasodai humble shares her amazing journey as a teacher at Rooty Hill State high School in Sydney West, to the stage as a Top 10 Global Teacher Prize Finalist (not to mention meeting Hugh Jackman!) and her fellowship …
 
One word – Success. In this riveting episode, Michael Lane (Managing Director of Success Resources) and I discuss the foundational principles of success. We go on to detail the definition of success as well as relevant philosophies and practices that can be learned from the best thought leaders of the current generation. These practices are meticul…
 
Agile, lean, design thinking. These are terms that go hand-in-hand and in today’s insightful episode. Sarah Rose (Agile coach from Elabor8) and I unveil details on how Agile principles fit into 21st century education, as well as its importance for the future generations of tomorrow. We uncover details defining agile and lean as well as a case study…
 
World Class! In this video episode Adam Hudson (serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Reliable Education) and I deep-drive into the details regarding creativity and innovation within 21st century education. Adam as one of the sought-after entrepreneurs at a global scale, humbly shares his story from a local Domino’s delivery boy to sharing the stag…
 
In this technology themed episode Sue Keay (Research Director of CSIRO/Data 61) and I discuss details on a variety of key 21st Century Tech Tools – AI (Artificial Intelligence), Robotics, Mechatronics and Cyber Physical Systems. We unveil insights and answers to questions such as how will these technologies play a role in the future of work? How do…
 
Raw, Real and truly Inspiring! In this very first video episode (featured on YouTube), Michael Crossland and I discuss the topic of ‘resilience’ as an essential human quality, value and skill set for the 21st Century. This episode uncovers how to develop and foster resilience through the 3 x P’s – Patience, Perspective and Persistence. As well as h…
 
Yet another international episode, Lavinia Iosub (Managing Partner of Livit International) and I talk about one of the hottest topics of today (from Bali!) – The future of work and what it takes to succeed. Lavinia (being a future of work enthusiast), passionately shares her knowledge and expertise to questions such as – What does the future of wor…
 
In this episode, David Basulto (Founder and Editor in Chief of ArchDaily) and I unpack details regarding the world’s most visited architecture website – ArchDaily. David humbly shares his journey from the School of Architecture through to the beginning and establishment of ArchDaily taking us step-by-step through the evolution of his entrepreneuria…
 
In this episode, Michael Warr (Product Manager Aus/NZ) and I unpack all the BIM/CAD and technical details of one of the biggest technology companies in the design and construction industries – Graphisoft. We were able to unpack the latest information and answer questions such as – Who is Graphisoft? What are the company capabilities including BIM A…
 
In this episode, Dr. Tim Kitchen (Senior Education Specialist) and I unpack the powerful tools of Adobe relating to the importance of creativity in education and design. Tim and I detail answers to questions such as – Who is Adobe? What is the company legacy and story? What are the Adobe Capabilities and Applications as well as and understanding th…
 
In this episode we wrap up season 2, with a unique conversation with Shelby Parkes (a Year 11 student from Hillcrest Christian College). Shelby humbly shares his perspective on overcoming the mindset of ‘failing’ and ‘flearning’ as a part of his school’s embedded and facilitated pedagogy. Shelby humbly shares how his approach to ‘fail forward’ is p…
 
In this episode we get international! Victor, a Vietnamese International Student of Architecture shares his incredible journey into design. We deep-drive into the mindset and point of view of an international student, finding insights and answers to questions such as – What is the journey of an international student going to study design? What are …
 
In this episode we kick off 2020 with a unique individual who has self-taught himself to now be an expert in a long list of design tools, while engaged in full time studies and work. These tools range from: Adobe - Photoshop, Lightroom, Premier Pro, After Effects, Illustrator; Autodesk – Revit, AutoCAD, Inventor, 3DS Max; Cinema4D, Lumoin and many …
 
This is a unique episode with Kaitlin Sells – one of my past students and the very person who was essential to the main purpose behind Inspired Education Australia. Today we unpack some amazing insights into how Kaitlin was able to apply design thinking principles to business development and leadership through her own journey. This is a transferabl…
 
In this episode I had the privilege to speak to the young aviation & aerospace prodigy – Megha Wijewardane. Megha shares his incredible story in becoming NASA’s one and only ambassador for Australia at the age of 9, alongside his journey from his humble beginnings. We unpack insightful information, about his involvement with NASA as well as how he …
 
In this episode I am able to understand the student’s mindset, experience and insights into their own journey in entering the industry. We unpack insightful information, the tips and tricks, the do’s and don’ts of what to do, when looking to transition from tertiary into the practicing industry. How to overcome the various challenges and obstacles …
 
In this episode – things get interesting! While the design thinking research continues, I spoke with Alma Yulianisa who has achieved something incredible by being able to design and construct (D&C) a residential project and a villa project (in Bali Indonesia), while working in Brisbane as a student! This episode is full of useful insights into the …
 
In this episode I continue the design thinking research approach by digging more into the minds of our future leaders! This episode is jam packed full of useful insights into the importance of traveling during studies and how it plays a crucial role in shaping a designer’s mind. Natasha (having travelled to over 34 countries!) detail her own journe…
 
In this episode I kick off Season 2 and the Design Thinking research process with 2 x amazing Creative Industries students of QUT – Cameron Topping and Shannen Roe. This is a unique conversation uncovering the student’s mindset detailing their own journey, experiences and answers to questions such as their career aspirations, career progression cho…
 
In this episode, Selena Griffith (Senior Lecturer in Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship and Innovation) - and I passionately speak about ‘Skills Currency’ and how this forms the foundation of 21st century career success. We discussed and unpacked detailed answers on questions such as what is Design Thinking? What is the impact of this in any given i…
 
In this episode, Leanne Kemp – The Chief Entrepreneur of QLD - and I passionately speak about ‘Skills Currency’ and how this forms the foundation of 21st century career success. We discussed and unpacked detailed answers on defining exactly what ‘Skills Currency’ is alongside answers to other transformative and challenging questions such as – How d…
 
In this episode, Fredrico (Fred) Fialho (Co-Founder of F-Flat) and I unravel all the technical details in one of the hottest topics at a global scale – VR! Strap yourselves in… this one is is heavy! We were able to unpack the latest information and answer questions such as – What is VR? What is AR? What abou the VR tools involved? (The best brands,…
 
In this episode, Sherman Powell (National BIM Manager at Urbis) and I unpack the technical details of the ‘BIM’ or ‘Building Information Modelling’. We unveil detailed answers to questions such as – What is BIM? What are the BIM Software applications? What are the different capabilities of BIM? How does it fit within the AEC and what industries doe…
 
In this episode, Sarah Pretorius (Founding Partner and Fashion Designer of Carlyle the label) and I discuss the details of the ‘Fashion Design’ industry. We carefully outline detailed answers to questions such as – What is Fashion Design? How does one become a Fashion Designer? What skills do you need to succeed in this creative industry? How do yo…
 
In this episode, Ryan Grose (Founding Partner and Director at MR Designs) and I discuss the details of the ‘Building Design’ industry. We unpack detailed answers to questions such as – What is Building Design? How does it differ from Architecture? What is the difference between a Building Designer and an Architect? What is the formal process to pra…
 
In this episode, Emma Ridings (Senior Associate at Buchan) and I discuss the details of the ‘Interior Design’ industry. We unveil answers to questions such as – What is Interior Design? What is the difference between an Interior Designer and an Interior Decorator? How does one become an Interior Designer? What skills do you need? How do you employ …
 
In this episode, Peter Egerton (Lead Urban Designer at RPS) and I unpack the details of the ‘Urban Design’ industry. We explore answers to questions such as – What is Urban Design? How does one become an Urban Designer? What skills do you need? What is the difference between a Town Planner and an Urban Designer? How do you employ Design Thinking wi…
 
In this episode, Damian Thompson (Director at Lat27) and I explore the hidden gems of the ‘Landscape Architecture’ design industry. We unpack answers to questions such as – What is Landscape Architecture? How is it different to Landscape Design? How does one become a Landscape Architect? What skills are required? How do you employ Design Thinking w…
 
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