Design Lab News

QUT and BeefLedger win two prestigious national awards for outstanding design and innovation

Innovation in tracking beef from the paddock to the plate using blockchain technology and digital cryptocurrency tokens has resulted in a team of QUT researchers and industry partner BeefLedger being awarded two prestigious Good Design Awards. These are Australia’s peak international design awards and the highest honour for design and…

ARC Training Centre for Collaborative Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing

Congratulations to Design Lab members Prof. Johnathan Roberts, Assoc Prof Markus Rittenbruch, Dr Jared Donovan, Dr Glenda Caldwell and Prof Greg Hearn on their successful application to fund the ARC Training Centre for Collaborative Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing. The Centre aims to build the human and technical capability Australia…

Assoc Prof Markus Rittenbruch and Dr Marianella Chamorro-Koc represent QUT Design Lab at the weekly Health Dialogue discussion

The Healthy Dialogue Series is an initiative of QUT’s Faculty of Health that brings staff, students, alumni, government, industry, and our communities together over (virtual) lunch every Wednesday at noon. The discussion is invariably thought-provoking, relevant, and meaningful as together we connect the unconnected, think outside the…

Message from our Research Training Coordinator

Resilience is defined as “having the ability to recover from or overcome misfortunes or struggles”. The last few months have been an incredibly hard time for our HDR students and we acknowledge their resilience and efforts in continuing their research journeys during this time. Even, under normal circumstances the PhD journey is often…

QUT Design Lab expresses their solidarity with the Anti-Racism, Black Lives Matters & Reconciliation campaigns.

Below is a message from QUT Design Lab’s Director, Prof Evonne Miller Dear QUT Design Lab colleagues, I write to express QUT Design Lab’s solidarity with the Anti-Racism and Black lives Matter campaigns. QUT Design Lab believe that taking responsible action is powerful. As designers, we are thought-leaders and change-makers – and it is…

Update • QUT Design Lab ➤ Mid-May 2020

    Reflections on the Design Lab In this wide-ranging video interview, Prof Evonne Miller reflects on the origins and mission of the Design Lab, as well as aspirations, processes and building a community of design researchers (NOTE: this was filmed as part of an internal, informal Faculty Research Centre network, so the tone is very…

Newsletter • QUT Design Lab ➤ June 2020

Message from the Director, Professor Evonne Miller This month I would like to encourage everybody to take a few minutes to do a Research Career Assessment, and then identify a concrete plan of action for the second half of the year. Each of us is at different stages in our research career trajectory – perhaps about to, or just completed…

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Attention HDR Students • The Three Minute Thesis competition ➤ 8 July, 2020

The Three Minute Thesis competition is here again and you are invited to participate. This annual competition is designed to promote your project and cultivate your academic, presentation and research communication skills.  It is also a lot of fun and we encourage to participate. This year the Faculty of Education and Creative…

PhD student scholarship round

Commencing September, 2020 • Special QUT Design Lab PhD Scholarship ➤ Applications Close 26th June, 2020

Special PhD Scholarship The Division of Research and Innovation are making one PhD scholarship available to the QUT Design Lab, if their applicant can enrol and commence by 1 September 2020 (before the 2021 Annual Scholarship Round opens). To keep things as streamlined as possible, the following guidelines apply: Any student put forward…

The QUT Design Lab InstaBooth project captures community voices

Dr Glenda Caldwell, QUT Design Lab’s Associate Director and program leader for Design for Communities and Resilient Futures, chats about the InstaBooth project. Instabooth is a portable device that incorporates interaction methods to engage with the community “The InstaBooth is about bringing different stakeholders together. It is an…