Posts for May 2019

BMW and QUT Partnership for Design students

Dr Rafael Gomez from QUT’s School of Design pictured with BMW's Dr Nassif. Image courtesy of QUT Media.

QUT Design Lab’s, Rafael Gomez, has helped to secure paid internships for QUT Design students at BMW’s headquarters in Munich. QUT Creative Industries’ Executive Dean, Professor Mandy Thomas, signed a memorandum of understanding with Dr Jimmy Nassif, BMW Logistics’ Head of IT Planning Systems. The partnership will present opportunities…

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Save Australia's Wombats, an interview with Marcus Foth

QUT Design Lab’s, Marcus Foth, features in Al Jazeera’s coverage of Donna Stephan in The Wombat Whisperer.  “At Sleepy Burrows, Stephan and Marcus Foth, a design professor at the Queensland University of Technology, are trialling an alternative treatment method for mange.” They have created “burrow hospitals” which sit on top of real…

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Wondrous Goggles at the QUT Art Museum

As a part of the QUT Art Museum’s Vis-Ability exhibition, augmented reality goggles will give sighted visitors the opportunity to see the museum-going experience first-hand from the perspective of people with limited vision. An excerpt from QUT Art Museum’s exhibition release: The Wondrous Goggles project identifies design requirements…

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Smart Cities and Why We Should Get Lost

Professor Marcus Foth on Smart Cities and Why We Should Get Lost. A podcast with Sam Buckby. Smart Cities is a term that’s getting used a lot these days. But when you stop and think about it, what does it really mean. Well, as you’ll soon discover, it’s probably not what you think. Spaces. They influence every part of our lives – our…

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Why suburban parks offer an antidote to helicopter parenting

Not all parks are created equal, nor do they all attract local residents. Why suburban parks offer an antidote to helicopter parenting An article published in the Conversation as a part of  Associate Professor Debra Cushing’s Intergenerational Park Design for Active and Engaged Communities research project. Dr. Cushing’s research…

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ABC Radio Interview with Dr Janice Rieger: Vis-ability at the QUT Art Museum

Join QUT Design Lab’s, Dr Janice Rieger, as she chats live on ABC Radio ‘Afternoons with Katherine Feeney’. Dr Rieger will be discussing the Vis-ability exhibition at the QUT Art Museum as a part of the 2019 Brisbane Art Design Festival.  Tune in to ABC Radio Brisbane at 2.30pm on May 22nd. An initiative of the Museum of Brisbane, the…

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