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Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)

Dr Zena O’Connor. A designer by training, Zena is an evidence-based research consultant.

Her consultancy work colour insight and validation, colour strategies to improve environmental visual literacy in design and the built environment. Zena has worked on numerous projects including branding and logo design, data visualisation, colour trend analysis, aged care design, product and packaging design, and urban supergraphics.

An individual member of the AIC (International Colour Association), ISCC (Inter-Society Color Council); EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association), and DIA (Design Institute of Australia), Zena has published widely in peer-reviewed academic and trade journals, and is a frequent presenter at local and international conferences.

Zena creates educational content and delivers lectures, seminars and CPD workshops for architects and designers. In 2006, Zena founded Design Research Associates and in 2017, she founded the Colour Collective Sydney, an organisation of design and creative professionals dedicated to initiating and supporting colour activations in the built environment and urban domain.

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