Posts for 2016

Social Lightscapes Workshops @ West End

13 December 2016 The QUT Design Lab is delighted to host the Social Lightscapes Workshop 13-16 December, which will bring together leading international researchers, government representatives, students and local community stakeholders. The workshop offers students the opportunity to participate in social research and to better…

Make your own vegan leather fashion at QUT festival

In a world in which petro-chemicals have a finite life and concerns are growing about the treatment of animals, QUT’s fashion students are creating cutting edge clothes from homemade ‘vegan leather’. Their experiments with bio-textiles made from fermented kombucha curds will be on display at CreateX, a festival on Sunday 28 August to…

Design thinking workshop empowers educators

QUT Design School researchers empowered early childhood educators in a design thinking and innovation workshop. The design academics led the Creche & Kindergarten (C&K) Early Education & Care Conference in June through a series of thought experiments to re-imagine the future of the sector in 20 years time. Three-hundred early childhood…

QUT Design PhD student awarded scholarship to attend the Oxford Internet Institute’s Summer Doctoral Programme

The annual Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) is one of the highlights of the many QUT Creative Industries PhD students who have been fortunate enough to attend an SDP since its inception in 2003. It brings together outstanding doctoral students from around the world for a fortnight of study with our faculty and colleagues in a…

QUT Design PhD student awarded Code for Australia Fellowship

Irina is a cross-breed software developer, user experience designer and technology manager. Apart of being a Code for Australia fellow, Irina is pursuing a PhD at the Urban Informatics Research Lab at QUT. She aims to humanise the Smart City by investigating the establishment of an urban innovation hub in South-East Queensland to…

Design Research Intern heads home to Germany

From: http://www.cdtm.de/centerlings/ The Urban Informatics Research Lab at the Queensland University of Technology is one of CDTM’s partner programs for a semester abroad. Some of you might wonder, What is Urban Informatics? Urban Informatics is at the intersection of people, places, and technology. By definition it is an…

Urban Informatics is turning 10

The QUT Design Lab will join the 10 year anniversary celebrations of the QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab (2006 – 2016) on Wed night, 8 June 2016, in conjunction with the ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’16) After Party. Join us, there will be cake! http://www.dis2016.org/program/social/

Queensland Design Policy Summit

The QUT School of Design will host the inaugural Queensland Design Policy Summit on Thursday, 9 June 2016, in conjunction with DIS’16. The summit will bring together thought leaders and policy makers across design, business, science, education, and citymaking in a dialogue to canvass the merits of resurrecting a revised, fresh, and bold…

Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’16): Early Bird closes 8 May

ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’16) 4-8 June 2016, Brisbane, Australia http://www.dis2016.org/ The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) is the premier international arena where designers, artists, psychologists, user experience researchers, and systems engineers come together to debate and shape the…