2020

Award winners • Planning Institute of Australia Awards for Planning Excellence 2020 ➤ Cutting Edge Research and Teaching

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH AND TRAINING AWARD WINNER… City Futures Research Centre – QUT Design Lab, UNSW, Omnilink and FrontierSI for The Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer (RAISE) Toolkit Congratulations QUT Design Lab team led by A/Prof Markus Rittenbruch, and including Prof Marcus Foth, A/Prof Peta Mitchell, Bryce…

MAGNA Award • National Award for the Vis-ability exhibition ➤ A/Prof Janice Rieger

Congratulations to A/Prof Janice Rieger, her team from the QUT Design Lab and QUT Art Museum, who together won a National Award for the exhibition Vis-ability. This is the highest achievement for museum and galleries in Australia and was awarded by a national jury from the Australian Museums and Galleries Association. Read more

ARC Success • Amplifying voices from the Royal Commission into Aged Care ➤ Prof Evonne Miller, A/Prof Sarah Holland-Batt, Dr T.J. Thomson, Dr Jen Seevinck, & Prof Merryn Gott

ARC SUCCESS Congratulations Prof Evonne Miller, A/Prof Sarah Holland-Batt, Dr T.J. Thomson, Dr Jen Seevinck, & Prof Merryn Gott who have been awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery grant to use design and creative-arts methods to amplify the voices of aged care residents over the next three years, focusing on creatively…

Makeway Lab • A mobile makerspace for hospitals ➤ John Waldron

The Makeway Lab · Hospital Makerspace is a creative health initiative being developed by Blue Sky View and researched by John Waldron through the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The Makeway Lab provides patient access to innovative technology and participatory programs to improve their health and well being. The Hospital…

Newsletter • QUT Design Lab ➤ November 2020

Well done Design Lab members! It’s hard to believe the year we’ve had. This unusual year has gone both very fast and very slow – but we are fast approaching the end. And, despite all the challenges, 2020 has been an extremely productive for QUT Design Lab researchers, as you can see from the 2020 QUT Design Lab Overview – thank you…

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…