About

Dr Katja Fleischmann is an experienced academic, researcher and designer with extensive knowledge of global and national issues driving the design profession. Having worked in the US, Europe and UK as interactive media designer and design educator and now Australia, she is well placed to contribute to the discourse around global movements in the design industry.

Her research centres around two often interlinking areas, the role of design in social, public and economic innovation, and the future of design education. Katja works currently on several research projects which include a study on the extent to which design-led innovation can drive change in the society towards a Circular Economy; a collaborative study on building economic development in Northern Australia through creative industries; and research on the transition of design education (studio-based learning) to an online learning environment.

Current CV available from: 

https://jamescook.academia.edu/KatjaFleischmann/CurriculumVitae

https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/HjRV1aKa2A6tzs

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katja-fleischmann-6418555a/

 

Teaching
  • NM1400: Introduction to Design (Level 1; TSV)
  • NM3410: Design Lab I (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Design-led innovation; Design for social, public and economic innovation; Keywords: Co-creation, Design Thinking, Service Design Thinking, social change, citizen designer, service innovation, Circular Economy
  • Community and industry engagement; Keywords: Creative industries, creative economy and regional development
  • Design education for the 21st century; Keywords: design pedagogy, employability, collaborative practice, Work-Integrated Learning, social responsibility, online design education
Teaching
  • Service Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Experience Design
  • Design Research
Experience
  • 2017 to present - Research Fellow, Cairns Institute (Cairns)
  • 2015 to present - Associate Professor Design, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2007 to present - Head of Discipline of Media Design, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2010 to 2014 - Senior Lecturer in Media Design, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2007 to 2009 - Lecturer in Media Design,, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 1999 to 2007 - Professor for Print and Media Design, University of Applied Sciences (Berlin, Germany)
  • 1993 to 2006 - Designer for print and interactive media, Berlin, London, New York
  • 1997 to 1998 - Assistant Professor for Design, The City University New York (New York, USA)
  • 1996 to 1997 - Sessional Lecturer in Design, University of Miami (Miami, USA)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2014 - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, JCU.
  • 2014 - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australian Government.
  • 2010 - Research Excellence Award: The Most Promising Early Career Researcher, JCU.
  • 2009 - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).
  • 2009 - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, JCU.
  • 1997 - Who’s Who Award. Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • 1997 - Award of Academic Merit, University of Miami.
  • 1996 - Winner of Annual Report Cover Competition, Institute of International Education, USA.
  • 1995 - Junior Talent of the Year, Art Directors Club Germany.
  • 1993 - Vincent Steer Award (highest award of commendation), Society of Typographic Designers, UK.
Memberships
  • 2013 - Special Interest Group Work Integrated Learning (SIG WIL), JCU Teaching and Learning Academy (leadership group).
  • 2012 - Design Research Society (DRS)
  • 2012 - DIA - Australian Design Institute
  • 2010 - Member of the JCU Teaching and Learning Academy, JCU Teaching Scholar
Other
  • 2007 to 2014 - External reviewer for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority; member of the accreditation and monitoring panel for the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), Bachelor of Creative Technologies; New Zealand
  • 1995 to 1997 - Fulbright Scholarship. Participant in the Fulbright Program
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Townsville City Council - Contract Research

Regional Economic Development Through Creative Industries

Indicative Funding
$80,000
Summary
The creative industries are recognised as a key contributor to both developed and developing economies. Supply and demand factors relevant to this sector remain elusive and under-researched, particularly in relation to regional economies in northern Australia. Using the tropical city of Townsville as a case study, this project seeks to identify and map the current capacity of the creative industries (supply), the use of these services (demand), as well as issues affecting the development and retaining of the creative workforce. One of the key outcomes will be a detailed picture of what impact the supply and demand aspects of creative industries have on regional economies.
Investigators
Ryan Daniel, Riccardo Welters, Ruth Bridgstock, Christopher Brennan-Horley, Katja Fleischmann and Susan Luckman in collaboration with Simon Millcock (College of Arts, Society & Education, College of Business, Law & Governance, Queensland University of Technology, University of Wollongong, University of South Australia and Townsville City Council)
Keywords
regional economies; Creative Industries; cultural studies
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  • Tomorrow's Art Museam and Gallery Workforce in Australia: Understanding Experience and Outlook in Transitioning to the Industry. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Between Intentionality and Reception: The Politics of Curatorial Intervention. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Visual World-Building: Developing a Conceptual Framework for Concept Design in Fantasy Role Playing Games. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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