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The School of Art and Design brings together visual artists, spatial designers, fashion designers, filmmakers, curators, entrepreneurs, graphic designers, digital designers, product designers, and other cultural practitioners from New Zealand and around the world to work on expanded notions of art and design. The aim of the Art and Design researchers is to give rigorous tools for art and design research to a variety of practitioners from diverse cultural backgrounds, in a dynamic and supportive environment.

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  • Embracing the Tall Poppy: Overcoming Tradition in Customer Jewellery Design Preference 

    Kennedy, J (ideasondesign, 2015)
    This case study examines the role that Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) plays within the New Zealand jewellery industry. One company's attempt to subvert tradition and encourage personalization of milestone jewellery such as ...
  • The Information Designer Through the Lens of Design for Learning 

    Potter, E (Design Research Society (DRS) 2016, 2016)
    All effective information design helps people to access, understand, and use information, but not all information design is intended to help people learn. This paper examines instructional design—the activity ...
  • Introduction: the city without qualities 

    Hopewell, Hannah; Douglas, Andrew (Interstices/Enigma: He Aupiki, 2015)
    The introduction outlines the salient themes and considerations for the journal issue titled The Urban Thing. In it various considerations of thing theory are outlined and related to urban conditions as they emerge ...
  • Paradigm Shift: report on the new role of design in business and society 

    Muratovski, G (Elsevier / Tongji University Press, 2015)
    As leading businesses and global organizations started gaining new understanding of the value of design, their internal culture and attitude towards design began to change. Financial companies and management consultancies ...
  • Making things happen: experiments in prototyping from a hospital design lab 

    Bill, A; Collier, G; Reay, S (Cumulus Association. Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, 2015)
    In this paper we focus on design experimentation and prototyping within a hospital design lab. We describe how things designed within this environment act as socio-technical entities that support the work of the hospital. ...
  • Inorganic collections. Atmospheric distributions of the sensible and regimes of public space 

    Douglas, C (Enigma: he aupiki, 2014)
    Inorganic collections, kerbside collections of inorganic waste that cannot be recycled or disposed of by the regular means, are held in most parts of Auckland twice yearly. In practice, proscribed items are abundant, piles ...
  • Multimodal books in a tertiary context: bridging the gap between traditional book arts and new technologies 

    Kaiser, LJ (Common Ground, 2015)
    Our relationship to books is mutating dramatically, not just for readers and writers, but also for those who design and create books. This research explores how multimodal books might be used to integrate old and new ...
  • Food design thinking 

    Zampollo, F (Universidad de los Andes, Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, 2014)
    No abstract.
  • SkiNZ "Patience": personal narratives of identity within gay leather culture 

    Austin, L (Common Ground, 2014)
    Image dominant cultural coding plays an important role in how we perceive culture. This exists in many areas including, but not limited to advertising, education, news, and popular art, etc. I would argue that the majority ...
  • Visual Feasts - photographic narratives of belonging 

    Robertson, N (World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E), 2014)
    Can photography contribute to inter-generational knowledge transmission through images of food and sites of hunting and gathering? Can education of sites of significance, environmental resources and ecologies be enhanced ...
  • Sustainable design education: designing virtual online teaching resources for fashion and textiles 

    Finn, A; Fraser, K (Common Ground, 2015)
    In an environment of economic uncertainty and increasing competition, universities are challenged to find alternate methods of maintaining quality educational outcomes given the rising costs for teaching space. Further, ...
  • The Naughty Nineties movable book prototype (1981), and the paper-engineering roll-on effect in tertiary teaching 

    Kaiser, LJ (Otago School of Art and the University of Otago Centre for the Book, 2014)
    ‘Movable books’ is the term that best encompasses the wide range of paper-engineered books, and includes those with pop-up mechanisms. Movable books epitomise the work of art in book form and date back many hundreds of ...
  • Travelling houses: global encounters 

    Engels-Schwarzpaul, A-C (The Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO), 2015)
    No abstract.
  • Post screen not displayed 

    Charlton, J (Edicao, 2014)
    It seems that we are always waiting for screens. But what are we really waiting for? Treating the screen as an object of sculptural concern, this paper attempts to understand how inherent event-relationships might escape ...
  • The burden of ethics: the use of design and architecture as political propaganda 

    Muratovski, G (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (POPCAANZ), 2014)
    In the face of an underlying theoretical structure that links the subjects of propaganda and politics with architectural and design practice, it can be argued that both designers and architects often use ideologies ...
  • Sex and power in Māori carving 

    Robertson, N; Ellis, N (World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E), 2014)
    Traditionally Maori carving has been regarded as depicting benign ancestors. However, when looked at more closely we can see these carvings as articulators of sex and power in Maori culture - from the choice of ancestor ...
  • Sites for contemporary Gothic 

    Piatti-Farnell, L (Aeternum, 2014)
    No abstract.
  • Neither light nor language 

    Jackson, ML (TaPRA Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Group, 2014)
    This paper takes the context of responding to the film, Dark Light (2014) by Maria O’Connor, as a provocation to engage with aspects of the work of Jacques Derrida on the animal and the human. Dark Light develops as an ...
  • I food design. Do you? 

    Zampollo, F (Enfasis, 2013)
    No abstract.
  • Machine/ Flow/ Territory 

    Jackson, ML (Deleuze Studies Journal, 2013)
    In his lecture of 14th March 1979, within the series, The Birth of the Biopolitical, Michel Foucault discusses in some depth the American form of neo-liberalism, contrasting it with the development of neo-liberalism in ...

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