Press and Media Coverage

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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…

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…

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…

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…

QUT Design Lab researchers recognised for understanding our ability to not give a hoot when it comes to reading manuals.

While the Ig Nobel prize is a parody of the Nobel Prize, receiving one is no laughing matter. Originally created to celebrate the unusual and imaginative as well as to encourage people’s interest in science, medicine and technology, being one of the 10 research teams/projects to be awarded each year is still a high honour.   The Ig Nobel…