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Update • QUT Design Lab ➤ Mid-May 2020

    Reflections on the Design Lab In this wide-ranging video interview, Prof Evonne Miller reflects on the origins and mission of the Design Lab, as well as aspirations, processes and building a community of design researchers (NOTE: this was filmed as part of an internal, informal Faculty Research Centre network, so the tone is very…

Newsletter • QUT Design Lab ➤ June 2020

Message from the Director, Professor Evonne Miller This month I would like to encourage everybody to take a few minutes to do a Research Career Assessment, and then identify a concrete plan of action for the second half of the year. Each of us is at different stages in our research career trajectory – perhaps about to, or just completed…

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Attention HdR Students • The Three Minute Thesis competition ➤ 8 July, 2020

The Three Minute Thesis competition is here again and you are invited to participate. This annual competition is designed to promote your project and cultivate your academic, presentation and research communication skills.  It is also a lot of fun and we encourage to participate. This year the Faculty of Education and Creative…

PhD student scholarship round

Commencing September, 2020 • Special QUT Design Lab PhD Scholarship ➤ Applications Close 13 July, 2020

Special PhD Scholarship Round The Division of Research and Innovation are making one PhD scholarship available to the QUT Design Lab, if their applicant can enrol and commence by 1 September 2020 (before the 2021 Annual Scholarship Round opens). To keep things as streamlined as possible, the following guidelines apply: Any student put…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

BMW and QUT Partnership for Design students

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…

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…

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…