Posts for June 2017

Brisbane Airport named Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport at guide launch

QUT Design Lab’s Prof Jill Franz is part of a multidisciplinary team that has developed a new guide for travellers with dementia: Ensuring a Smooth Journey: A Guide to Brisbane Airport for people living with Dementia and their Travel Companions. Brisbane Airport was named Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport by Alzheimer’s Australia at the launch in…

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Dr Jen Seevinck takes up role as CSIRO Visiting Scientist

Dr Jen Seevinck, artist, researcher and senior lecturer in Interactive and Visual Design, is exploring creative interaction with big data through her position as Visiting Scientist with CSIRO‘s Data61 at the Eco Sciences Precinct, from May and until April 2018. The collaboration builds on Jen’s existing creative work and research into artistic visualisation and emergence…

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Creativity and innovation in the Solomon Islands: enabling sustainable careers in the creative industries

QUT Design Lab DCI student Samantha Kies-Ryan recently took part in The Innovation Lab programme in Sydney, run by Commonwealth Bank and funded by DFAT through Scope Global : http://www.scopeglobal.com/innovationlabs/. The program is designed to take participants through the six steps to realising an idea through to a business model and prototype. The main purpose…

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QUT Engages Federal Departments in Co-Designing the Future of Employment

On Wednesday 7th June 2017 a team from the QUT Design Lab led a strategic design thinking workshop for policy makers involving participatory co-design methods at the Explore Design Conference 2017 — a whole of government initiative, responding to a growing desire across the public sector to use design thinking to collaboratively develop more impactful policies. Over 70 participants from…

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20 August: Robotronica

QUT Design Lab researchers will be part of Robotronica when it returns to QUT’s Gardens Point Precinct on 20 August 2017 to reveal the most up to date advancements and innovations in the fields of robotics and interactive design. Design Lab’s Dr Jared Donovan will be part of a multidisciplinary team creating an interactive robot/dance/musical production…

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Homelessness Hackathon

QUT Design Lab had the privilege of co-hosting the first ever Homelessness Hackathon in Australia, together with partners Marist180, Orange Sky Laundry, Common Ground QLD, River City Labs, and The Incus Group, funded by the Department of Housing’s Dignity First Fund. This is the first in the world of its type to include pre-event direct…

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