Dr Zaana Howard

PhD(Design), MIMS(Information and Knowledge Management), BFA(Painting)

Huddle Academy Lead
Research Expertise
Human Centred Design, Design Thinking, Design Maturity, Design Mindset
Zaana is curious about how people learn and create knowledge. She is Huddle Academy Lead where she designs transformative experiences for people to develop human centred mindsets and enable new ways of thinking and working with meaningful outcomes. She is passionate about working with organisations to be more human centred and nimble within increasingly complex environments. Zaana recently completed PhD in design at Swinburne University of Technology, researching design thinking in practice in large organisations and how people develop design thinking capability and grow to mastery. Zaana also has a Masters in Knowledge and Information Management and a Bachelor of Fine Art.Beyond design, in her diverse professional background Zaana has worked as a university lecturer in information ecology, online community manager, intrapreneur, and information and knowledge manager across business, education and not for profit contexts.

Industry Experience
  • Huddle
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Deloitte
  • Swinburne University of Technology