Dr. Michael Trudgeon is the design director and a co founder of Crowd Productions, founded in 1983 as a trans-disciplinary design practice, to research and explore the potential of new technologies and design approaches. Crowd Productions has small teams in both Melbourne and London with a structure based on the film-production house model. Crowd’s projects are delivered through collaboration with a network of designers, researchers, makers, custom fabricators and specialists. Crowd has focused on creating digitally enhanced environments for the cinema, health and entertainment industries and financial services sector. Recent projects include the design of flagship cinema complexes for Hoyts at Melbourne Central and at Blacktown in Sydney, digital cinema capsules for ACMI in Melbourne, a conversation-and-customer-focused retail banking design for NAB, a new streamlined retail environment for the RTA at Blacktown, modular health clinics for diabetes treatment and the re-imagining the Australia Post post office. Other projects have included communication and exhibition projects for the International Institute for Industrial and Environmental Economics at Lund University, Sweden, for the 2000 World Expo in Frankfurt and exhibition installations for the Museum of Sydney at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, including their 2000 Sydney Olympics exhibition. Michael Trudgeon has taught from 1982 at RMIT University, Monash University. Swinburne and Melbourne University variously in architecture, interior design, industrial and communication design. He has a PhD from RMIT University (School of Architecture and Design), Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in architecture from RMIT University and a Diploma of Fine Art from Philip Institute.