About Human-Centred Design and Developing Mobile Apps


This half-day professional development workshop will provide an overview of the most significant issues that are encountered when developing mobile applications and the steps that can be taken to prevent or overcome them.

Attendees will complete a number of activities designed to inform a ‘handbook for app development’, containing the theoretical framework and principles covered in the workshop.

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Date: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Time: 9:00am - 13:00pm

Venue: Seminar Room 1, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Conference and Education Centre



Registrations for the workshop are free, but numbers are limited. 


Program overview

8:30am - 9:00am - Registrations open

9:00am - 9:30am - The troubles and traps when developing mobile apps

9:30am - 10:00am - User experience (UX) and why it’s particularly important today

10:00am - 11:00am - Human-centred design and technology development

11:00am - 11:30am - Morning tea

11:30am - 12:30pm - Human-centred design and technology development (continued)

12:30pm - 1:00pm - Co-design to participatory design

1:00pm - Lunch

Keynote speaker

Peter Worthy - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UQ School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Peter’s interests extend across design theory and practice, human-computer interaction and user experience, and the application of the theory of these domains into practical and novel contexts. He also has a strong interest in extending his understanding of design research in complex and contested environments. 

Through Peter’s PhD research and work, he has developed a personal philosophy informed by human-centred design when developing technology for people. He is passionate about ensuring that interactive technology is truly designed for people so that it supports what is important to them within the specific context of how they are using that technology. Peter believes that the best way to do this is to work with a team that has a mixture of disciplines, including end-users.


RBWH Conference and Education Centre
Butterfield Street
Herston, QLD 4029
Seminar Room 1