2017

Queenslanders in Conversation: are smart cities for everyone?

What makes a city ‘smart’ and how do we build one that works for everyone? How can Queensland use technology to improve liveability, increase productivity and enhance citizenship engagement? In the third Queenslanders in Conversation talk for 2017, ABC Radio Brisbane’s Kelly Higgins-Devine facilitates a conversation between high profile…

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Design Robotics

QUT Design Lab & Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in DESIGN and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in ROBOTIC VISION as part of the Design Robotics IMCRC project. Robotic technology has been successfully used in repetitive manufacturing by large enterprises for decades. The opportunity for future…

Teaching the digital unknown with creative thinking and digital technology

How do teachers prepare their students for jobs that don’t exist yet, and for a digital future filled with unknowns? It’s a question more than 140 teachers across Queensland came looking for an answer to at the Faculty of Education’s inaugural Pedagogy Exchange event on 21 July. QUT Design Lab’s Ms Natalie Wright, along with colleagues…

PhD Scholarships in Design Robotics

QUT Design Lab is offering two new PhD scholarships as part of the Design Robotics IMCRC project. Robotic technology has been successfully used in repetitive manufacturing by large enterprises for decades. The opportunity for future advanced manufacturing is to use robotic vision systems and software user interfaces to reduce the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Intergenerational Park Design for Active and Engaged Communities

QUT Design Lab researchers are leading a transdisciplinary team to reconceptualise suburban parks as exciting spaces that inspire all ages to be physically active, while building social connections across generations. See project details here

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…