Hi All This has come through from AUT’s Commercialization Unit. Worth looking at………. If you are an entrepreneur with a fantastic business idea, then we want to hear from you! The AUTEL Innovation Challenge provides a unique opportunity to profile and celebrate the innovative minds of AUT staff and students. AUT Enterprises Limited (AUTEL) is excited to bring this opportunity to AUT and explore the quality and breadth of research that is taking place. The AUTEL Innovation Challenge aims to […]
A little while ago Steve and I wrote a journal article that was published in the IDEN (Industrial Design Educators Network) Journal. The article described the development of the Product Design programme here at AUT (Titled: From Product Design to Design Thinking. Here is the link to the journal. http://www.idenjournal.com/137730386
Congratulations to Rowan Dunford, Sam Lin, Juan Pederia, Kate Ramsay, Jenna Makgill, Mark Wu, Casey Ng and Navik Lal who are all finalists in the 2012 Best Design Awards. The winners will be announced in October. Well done to them and the staff involved! http://bestawards.co.nz/entries/product/
One of the Product Design Departments friends (+ visiting guest), Kent Lundsberg, with the Auckland Transport Blog is presenting a film screening of “Urbanized” as a fundraising film night. Kent is Urban Planner/GIS Specialist from Isthmus Group,and active participant on the Auckland Transport Blog.
“Urbanized is the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, joining Helvetica andObjectified, and is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.”