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Introducing the Indesign Webinar Series

The Indesign Webinars are a series of free, open, collaborative conversations between key players in the industry researched and facilitated by Indesign Media.

The Indesign Webinars are a series of free, open, collaborative conversations between key players in the industry researched and facilitated by Indesign Media.

With change occurring at break neck speed these days, things are not the same as they used to be.

Always leading the pack, Indesign Media Asia Pacific presents our new Indesign Webinar Series, a visual and auditory exploration of design in all its manifestations.

Each session will feature a variety of architects, designers, professionals and experts from our community

As our lives transform into the new normal, Indesign Webinar Series will be at your fingertips to help inform you every step of the way. Presenting diverse and expert opinions on a variety of market segments, our live information sessions will investigate, inform and of course entertain.

Our first series of six sessions entitled ‘Design After Distancing’ will focus on the how design might change and what the future will bring for the education, health, retail, hospitality, workplace and multi-residential environments.

Each session will feature a variety of architects, designers, professionals and experts from our community, each with alternate experience and different perspectives proffering their ideas and commentary on this extraordinary time in our lives.

Will everything we know about design today change or will it stay the same? What changes might happen? If change occurs what will this mean to architects, designers, clients, business and Government?

With so many questions to ask, Indesign Webinar Series is here to help find the answers.

First session will run 12.30 Wednesday 13 May and fortnightly thereafter for an initial six sessions in total.


Here’s the full list of our sessions:


  1. Working and our Health -13 May

How does the design of our hospitals best equip those who work in them to help those who use them? How will the design of our hospitals and aged care facilities be effected and what needs to change or be adapted? Caring for our sick and elderly has never been more front-of-mind and the responsibility of good design is to enhance every experience. What needs to change to make sure that the design of health care facilities are equipped to face the new decade?


Leanne Guy, Principal/Sector Leader – Heath, HASSELL

Mark Healey, Studio Director, Bates Smart


  1. Changing Interior of Workplace – 17 May

How do we envisage our workplace post COVID 19? With many employees having worked from home and generally successfully, does that infer that we downsize our offices and how would we do this? We need to understand who will use an office. Perhaps there is a rotation of ‘in office time’, or designated safe meeting rooms where everyone gathers once a month.

As businesses such as We Work seem to be out of step at this time how will employees feel about hot desking? Are we going to see a shift back to more private offices? Do we really have to step back to move forward, are we really going back to the future? Perhaps design can save the day and construct portable design for home or anywhere, but who will pay the price? The employer or the employee and what does it all mean for workplace designers?


Max Thompson, Project Director, Spitfire

Domino Risch, Principal, HASSELL



  1. Educating Futures – 10 June

Education has been one of the few sectors that has maintained a presence throughout our time with Covid 19. Open for business and supporting fewer pupils has been a necessity but can the design of our schools be smarter, contracting and expanding as needs dictate? Architects and designers have been creating new paradigms for education facilities, moving vertically as land sizes decrease and providing multi-functional areas for teaching and learning but can they do more? And will the Government invest in smarter design for education? It’s all a learning curve.


Dianne Jones, Executive Director, PTW

Lisa Munao, Workplace Design & Innovation Head, Davenport Campbell




  1. What’s Next for Hospitality – 24 June

How will our restaurants and cafés change? Will we still dine out or will we go to the takeout window or perhaps the window will become our night out. Or perhaps going to restaurant will be an occasional occurrence instead of the everyday routine that has been. What does that mean for design? Does a hospitality interior upscale or downsize? The idea that hospitality venues will shrink or even become larger and more spacious means that the design will be paramount in either case.

How will a Hotel, bar, pub, club or event space handle a mass of people utilising its offering? Or perhaps we will have venues that limit the number of patrons and how can this work in an Hotel? Will boutique accommodation projects be the norm? Will there be a change in product and interior design and how will designers accommodate new requirements? So many questions and we will answer them on


Nic Graham, Nic Graham & Associates

More TBC


  1. Let’s Talk Shopping Malls – 8 July

Shopping, a national past time that has suddenly taken a rest. How do the large shopping mall operators see the future and how will architecture and design adapt to meet the new requirements? With multiple public areas to consider in a mall such as Food Halls and crowded areas (everyone loves a sale) how is current design thinking changing and anticipating the market? Individual stores will need to re-think their interiors, provide service and product but at what cost? How will design impact sales and profit and can design save a retail store or chain with smart thinking and better design?




  1. Multi Residential: The High Life – 22 July

Multi residential living has become the norm as we reach for the stars with our homes. However, will our desire to live in close proximity to others change? Will the design of foyers, public spaces and shared amenity require a re-design and what would that look like? Might large-scale, high quality amenities that have attracted buyers to large developments be a thing of the past? As much as changes may occur in the base build will there be a re-think of how the interior of apartments are designed. Perhaps there needs to be more space or less, less open plan areas or not. Are there other areas that need a re-think? It’s a conundrum.


Kirsten Stanisich and Jonathan Richards, Directors at Richards Stanisich

More TBC

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