Department of Health
Belinda (Belle) is a storyteller who’s passionate about deeply understanding and uncovering the narrative of people. She is also passionate about expanding people’s definition of creativity–and their potential to be creative in their work.
Belle has over 10 years of experience in the human-centred design space in federal government. In 2010 her input assisted development of a co-design methodology and approach at Department of Human Services (DHS) and she continued to work on building design capability and maturity at DHS.
Before her current role at Department of Health, Belle designed and delivered workshops for various projects using design thinking techniques at the DHS design hub. She also built her reputation in government in visual scribing with a unique skill set in listening, synthesising, capturing and communicating information visually.
Belle has also developed her own visual scribing curriculum that she’s used to train others interested in this discipline by making it fun and serious business at the same time. She believes sharing and building the skills of others is a key component of her work in the Australian Public Service.
Today you will find Belle in the Health Design Lab working on some of Australia’s Complex health problems.