PhD (Queensland University of Technology), BCI(CommDesign) (Queensland University of Technology), BMultimedia (Griffith University)
BMultimedia Griff, BCI ComDes (Hons1) QUT, GradCert Academic Practice QUT, PhD QUT
- Director, Urban Informatics Research Lab
- Program Leader, Social Entrepreneurship and Design Incubation, QUT Design Lab
- Associate, Digital Media Research Centre
- Postgraduate Studies Coordinator, Interactive and Visual Design
- Senior Lecturer, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty
Jaz is also the founder and acting chair of ACM SIGCHI FoodCHI, a global food and computer-human interaction research network, and the founder of CASE for Women (CreAtive Social Entrepreneurship for Women). She is an advocate for transdisciplinary research, carefully balancing creativity and criticality. In her doctoral research, titled ‘Playpolis: Transyouth and Urban Networking in Seoul,’ she developed a new conceptual approach to urban sustainability that recognises ‘play’ as the core of transformative interactions in cities as complex techno-social networks. She builds on this concept to explore how various forms of digital and playful experiences are designed, developed, and integrated in different cultural contexts, and creates such experiences for liveable and equitable urban futures. Her current research explores designing novel technologies and services for care across three inter-related themes: self-care and mutual aid; social entrepreneurship, and; co-creative urban transformation. Her innovative approach to understanding techno-social developments by coalescing macro- and microscopic research methods has contributed to a wide variety of research and development domains from urban studies to interaction design. She has collaborated with leading international researchers, published in books and journals across various disciplines, and given invited talks at major international conferences including the inaugural Global Social Economy Forum in 2013 and the opening keynote at the 2010 UNESCO Creative Cities Conference.