Design Lab News

New Project • Enhancing cultural and creative industries in the Pacific ➤ A/Prof Verena Thomas

A new project aimed at increasing capacity and sustainability of cultural and creative industry initiatives in national economies has been recently launched by the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union Programme. The Project titled “Enhancing capacity for the sustainability of Cultural and Creative Industries in the…

PODCAST • Using cross-cultural collaboration and ‘design thinking’ to innovate aged care ➤ Prof. Lisa Scharoun

Innovation and co-design in aged care delivery is a key solution to addressing the needs of the global ageing population, according to researchers. Cross-Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing, published earlier this year, reports on a series of workshops involving university students and academics from Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong…

GOOD READS • Film Noir and Los Angeles Urban History and the Dark Imaginary ➤ A/Prof. Sean Maher

Maher, S. (2021). Film noir and Los Angeles : urban history and the dark imaginary. Routledge. This book combines film studies with urban theory in a spatial exploration of twentieth century Los Angeles. Configured through the dark lens of noir, the author examines an alternate urban history of Los Angeles forged by the fictional modes…

UN Women of Papua New Guinea • Women Make the Change Communications Working Group ➤ Prof Thomas & Dr Kauli

Prof Verena Thomas & Dr Jackie Kauli were proud to represent QUT Design Lab facilitating a participatory communication and design workshop for the UN Women of Papua New Guinea, Women Make the Change Communications Working Group, when they convened their first meeting, in person and online, to discuss a national campaign on women’s…

GOOD READS • Searching for New Aesthetics: Unfolding the Artistic Potential of Images Made by the Scanning Electron Microscopy ➤ Dr. Anastasia Tyurina

Tyurina, A. (2020). Searching for New Aesthetics: Unfolding the Artistic Potential of Images Made by the Scanning Electron Microscopy, Technology, Design and the Arts – Opportunities and Challenges (pp.103-119), Springer. D.O.I:  https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-42097-0_7   The visual arts have become a powerful tool…

CALL FOR APPLICANTS • Centre Research Services Officer ➤ 6 July, 2021

The Position of Centre Research Services Officer has been advertised, closing 6 July, 2021. Key responsibilities include: Work with academics / teams to facilitate submissions for research grant applications, including the collection and entry of information, coordinating documentation with the relative authorising officers. Provide…

Connecting rehab services across West Moreton • Ipswich & Boonah Hospitals ➤ Health Health Excellence AcceLerator

On 7 June, Professor Evonne Miller, Dr Abbe Winter, and HDR Interns Jessica Cheers and Zoe Ryan from the QUT Design Lab went out to Ipswich Hospital to install an exhibition as the culmination of a six-month project into improving the rehabilitation experience across the West Moreton Hospital and Health…

GOOD READS • Designing cycling and running garments to increase conspicuity, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education ➤ Dean Brough

Fiona Fylan, Laura A. Bentley, Dean Brough, Mark King, Alex A. Black, Neil King & Joanne M. Wood (2021) Designing cycling and running garments to increase conspicuity, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, DOI: 10.1080/17543266.2021.1928758

Mozzie AR Toolkit • Sustainability and Science Showcase, Queensland Museum Whale Mall ➤ Dr Jen Seevinck

The transdisciplinary Mozzie AR Toolkit project reframes science communication into active, citizen engagement that educates and motivates primary school kids and community in environmental health and sustainable behaviours.  The toolkit comprises an Augmented Reality app for…

MEMBERSHIP CALL OUT ➤ 1 July, 2021

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY! Each year, QUT Design Lab requires that members re-join – this process ensures the validity of our membership. In return, the QUT Design Lab provides opportunities for personal growth and career development; will promote your achievements; will give you an opportunity to apply for funding and grant writing…

26 May, 2021 • National Clothing and Textile Waste Roundtable & Exhibition ➤ Presented by A/Prof Alice Payne

Alice Payne represented QUT at the National Textile Waste Roundtable in Canberra on May 26, hosted by Ministers Ley and Evans, and was a signatory to the final communique. The purpose of the event was to discuss product stewardship approaches for tackling the ~780,000 tonnes of textiles, leather and rubber waste going to landfill each…