#scribbleAKL have set up a pop-up mini golf in silo park for this week, made from almost everything borrowed! The mini golf will be open from the 28th September – 5th October, 10am – 5pm. Entry is $5.00. Check out the event on Facebook. #scribbleAKL are a creative conversation club that meet once a week, usually Mondays at 7:30pm. People are welcome to share, hear, get or give feedback on ideas of their own and ideas that they’ve heard about ranging from […]
Check out this quirky blog by Grant Snider, posting incidental comics. This one comic strip about ideas is something to always keep in mind when exploring opportunities through ideation. Some great messages. Check out the blog by clicking here.
At the first Idealog Live event held here in Auckland, or very own graduate Nick Hayes, now working in the Design and Health Wellbeing Lab presented his Masters project, George. This was the first event in the series of “The Pitch Circus.” Nick was of one three young entrepreneurs selected to present his business idea, with 3 minutes and 33 seconds to explain what his idea was, what the problem was he was addressing, who the idea would benefit and […]
A huge congratulations to Nikolai Sorensen, former Product Design student for becoming a finalist in the SMEG Art Design Competition. Nikolai worked alongside the Textile and Design Lab to create a seamless fridge cover as part of a competition run by SMEG. At AUT, students are extremely lucky to have such amazing resources at their finger tips such as the Textile and Design Lab to collaborate with, learn from, and explore. Making these connections while studying provides students with a wealth […]
IDEO has released their next generation of HCD Connect, called Design Kit. This free kit is a full set of design tools, methods and cases studies to support and increase the level of human-centered design internationally. It explains the mindset of designers, and the philosophy required to design with a human-centered approach through a set of interviews with Tim Brown, Krista Donaldson, David Kelley, Emi Kolawole, Patrice Martin, John Bielenberg and Gaby Brink. All of these great people hold a […]
Back in 2010, semester two, students over the four year levels participated in the 3 day design challenge with the brief offered by Ray Avery New Zealander of the year. Students were divided amongst seven teams to develop a humidification system for baby incubators for third world countries, with a budget of only $100. Teams consisted of first years, to postgraduate students working together all with their allocated roles. Check out how it went by watching the video below.
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Tom Dixon, british product designer has been acknowledged as the designer of the year 2014 by Maison & Objet for his creative contribution to the industry. Part of this acknowledgement invites the designer to showcase their work in a traditional exhibition style, but Tom decided to change things up. Tom has created a site specific installation called “The factory” – a live production line and shop. “the underlying motivations behind ‘the factory’ came from Dixon’s desire to bring the scent of […]
“How can we make cities safer places?” Smart have installed a range of urban pedestrian traffic lights to occupy pedestrians while waiting to cross. “The ‘dancing traffic light’ puts a spin on the traditional, illuminated red person used to indicate vehicular safety, by asking everyday participants to contribute to the figures fluidly, free-style moves. A walk-in booth invited passers-by to pick a song and groove to the tunes, while their silhouette was projected onto the virtual display.” Check out the video […]
“Objectspace is a public gallery dedicated to positioning making in the fields of craft, applied arts and design, within a range of cultural, economic and social frameworks, in order to provoke new assessments about works and practices.” The gallery welcomes submissions from a range of practitioners including designers to submit proposals to exhibit their work. Submissions are accepted at any time with no deadlines. Staff will assess the merit of proposals, and a decision will be made based off the […]