ARC Discovery Grant Success: Prof Alethea Blackler

A big congratulations to Prof Alethea Blackler, Prof Peta Wyeth, Prof Stewart Trost, A/Prof Linda Knight, Dr Bernd Ploderer on their successful big for an ARC Discovery Grant totalling $630,000 : Framing and Enabling Children’s Active Play using Novel Technology, aiming to address inactivity in the 3-5 age group.


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…

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Frontiers of Development Secures Seed Funding

The QUT Design Lab is delighted to announce the successful bid for $32k of seed funding for the Frontiers of Development project. Design Lab researcher, Liz Brogden, will be working with Dr Alan Forster, Dr Megan Boston, Desmond Bernie, Dr Leigh-Anne Hepburn, Dr Taibat Lawanson and Jolanda Morkel to develop a framework for resilient…

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Design and Technologies of Tomorrow

Watch A/Prof Markus Rittenbruch outline key projects in the Design and Technologies of Tomorrow program. During QUT Design Week’s pre-symposium workshops on Tuesday 1 October, Markus and industrial design colleague Dr Levi Swann will be running a hands-on workshop “HACK THE CITY!” – mapping the design space between utopian and dystopian…

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QUT and QLD Government invest in future of robotics

An exciting development for QUT Design Lab’s Design Robotics team as the Queensland government announced a $7.71 million investment to form the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Hub. QUT will invest an additional $4 million alongside funding from QUT Design Lab’s industry partner, Urban Arts Project (UAP) over four years toward the…

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QUT Creative Precinct honoured with Queensland Architecture Awards

Architecture at QUT has been honoured with three Queensland Architecture Awards for QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct (CIP2). The $88 million expansion includes world-class facilities for learning, teaching, research and commercial services. Creative Industries’ Executive Dean, Professor Mandy Thomas says “a key principle of the design…

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BMW and QUT Partnership for Design students

Dr Rafael Gomez from QUT’s School of Design pictured with BMW's Dr Nassif. Image courtesy of QUT Media.

QUT Design Lab’s, Rafael Gomez, has helped to secure paid internships for QUT Design students at BMW’s headquarters in Munich. QUT Creative Industries’ Executive Dean, Professor Mandy Thomas, signed a memorandum of understanding with Dr Jimmy Nassif, BMW Logistics’ Head of IT Planning Systems. The partnership will present opportunities…

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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…

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Wondrous Goggles at the QUT Art Museum

As a part of the QUT Art Museum’s Vis-Ability exhibition, augmented reality goggles will give sighted visitors the opportunity to see the museum-going experience first-hand from the perspective of people with limited vision. An excerpt from QUT Art Museum’s exhibition release: The Wondrous Goggles project identifies design requirements…

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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…

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