Dr Gianni Renda

PhD, BDes Hons (Industrial Design), Dip(Sustainability), Dip(Printing & Graphic Art)

Deputy Director (Swinburne BioReactor), Course Coordinator
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design
Swinburne University of Technology
Research Expertise
Industrial Design, Health Design, Aesthetics, Advanced Manufacture
Dr Gianni Renda is the Course Coordinator and lecturer in the Bachelor of Industrial Design and is Deputy Director of the Swinburne BioReactor, an ARC Training centre focused on developing new products and technologies for the health sector. His PhD investigated the effect of styling and aesthetics of assistive cutlery on the perception of a user, and the subsequent uptake of these ergonomic aids.

Gianni has worked as a graphic designer, retoucher, printer, exhibition and set designer. His current research focus is investigating ways that design can empower the user in the field of health, disability and ageing. Other interests include food design, advanced manufacturing, Italian design history and automotive design.

Industry Experience
  • Deputy Director, ARC Training Centre in Biodevices, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Course Coordinator of Industrial Design, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Industrial and Graphic Designer, Staging Connections
  • Graphic Designer, Evan Evans Group

Awards and Citations

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Engagement Award, Swinburne University of Technology (2014)
  • Honourable Mention (GOTYA VIC/TAS), Design Institute of Australia (2010)
  • Honourable Mention, Cumulus 20th Anniversary Awards, Cumulus Association (2010)