People & Systems

The People and Systems (PAS) Lab has been developing since 2004. Since then the PAS Lab has expanded to become a well-focused research group operating out of the QUT Design Lab and across the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology and externally. PAS Lab has become an internationally known research entity, with the research focus of the group having been recognised by the scholarly community and collaborative partners as novel.

PAS Lab applies its research expertise to enhance and enrich people’s experiences with systems, products, activities and services. The PAS Lab’s approach is about creating ‘enriching experiences’ rather than ‘designing objects’ and to understand and model those experiences within services and systems. PAS Lab research extends toward cross‐disciplinary collaboration integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches.

The PAS Lab has more than 100 refereed publications, 13 current HDR students and 15 completed HDR students (PhD and Master by Research). The research group consists of 6 key researchers, 16 external research collaborators and 17 national and international research and commercial partners.


  • Prof Vesna Popovic

    Background Vesna Popovic, PhD is a Professor in Industrial design at the Queensland University of Technology and she is founder of the Industrial Design infrastructure in Brisbane, Queensland. She has worked as corporate and practicing industrial designer and ergonomics/ human factors consultant and was involved in international studies conducted by...

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