A huge congratulations to our product design third years who submitted their final projects for assessment yesterday! Everyone has been working incredibly hard all semester to reach this point so it’s exciting to see everything come together. The work is looking fantastic and will be on display in the studio spaces on level 3 of WE Building during this year’s Art & Design Festival from Friday 11th until Wednesday 16th November. There is also a display of excellent work from […]
Xero is holding an open studio event at their Auckland office on Tuesday 15th March from 5-7pm. The purpose of the open studio event is to give students an insight into how Xero’s Marketing and Product design teams work. It’s also an opportunity to learn about intern and graduate opportunities offered at Xero through Summer of Tech and the Xero Grad Programme. As well as giving students from a variety of design schools in the city a chance to socialise together. […]
Where: Level 4, AUT Sir Reeves Building, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland When: Thursday 8th October, 6:00pm – 8:30pm Pre Drinks at: 6:00pm ALL Students: FREE DINZ Members: $15.00 Non DINZ Members: $25.00 To RSVP click here SPEAKERS LINE UP INCLUDES: Mark Gowing Mark Gowing Studio Andrew Ashton Work Art Life Paul Garbett Garbett Design Q&A with Dean Poole Alt Group For more information click here.
In association with Hewlett Packard, the AUT Kickstart weekend is a 54-hour event that provides an entrepreneurial experience for students. The event begins Friday night with idea pitches and continues through brainstorming, business plan development and prototype creation. The weekend culminates in Sunday night demos and presentations in front of some very cool judges. More details online at https://startup.aut.ac.nz Start Date/Time: Friday 11 September 2015, 5.30pm Finish Date/Time: Sunday 13 September, 9.00pm Location: AUT South Campus, 640 Great South Road, Manukau Cost: Your first entrepreneurial challenge is to raise your […]
Run by the Designer’s Institute of New Zealand, on the 13th of May a group of designers from major companies including Jasmax, Fisher & Paykel, and Nike Lab will be speaking at Level 5, Seafarers Building, 52 Tyler Street, Britomart. The event will run from 6-8.30pm with refreshments from 6pm. Tickets are free for all students and graduates, $10 for DINZ members and $15 for non members. Purchase tickets here. Tickets are limited so get in quick! For more information […]
On Wednesday 22nd of April a Sustainable Transport and Urban Design Seminar will be held inside Auckland Hospital’s Clinical Education Centre (CEC) in connection with the Design for Health and Wellbeing (DHW) Lab. The seminar will include a presentation by award winning author and urban design expert Charles Montgomery from Vancouver. He will be speaking from 11am until noon. The current third year design brief has also been dealing with the transport context in relation to Auckland hospital in association […]
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Run by Objectspace, Best in Show is an exhibition of student work from art and design graduates from all around New Zealand… including students from AUT. The work covers a number of disciplines including industrial design, jewellery, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. “Best in Show 2015 provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s best up and coming designers and is a yearly highlight on the Objectspace calendar. Previous Best in Show exhibitors have quickly gone on to achieve international recognition. This New […]
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If you’re interested in drawing and illustration or just looking to get inspired check out Chromacon indie arts festival at Aotea Square from 18-19 April. It’s a free event that provides the opportunity to connect with homegrown artists, illustrators, animators, game developers and more. The festival includes live events, drawing demos and panel talks throughout the day. For more information check out the website or facebook page.
The 2015 James Dyson Award is now open, and the brief is simple: “Design something that solves a problem”. The competition provides an excellent opportunity to put your design skills to the test on an international level. A strong entry could mean valuable recognition of your work as well as some major prize money that doesn’t hurt either. The Prize: The international prize is NZD$60,000 for the student or team, NZD$10,000 for the student’s university department, a James Dyson Award trophy. International […]
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One of the top speakers from the 2015 Better By Design CEO Summit was New Zealand’s own Andy Hovey, Global Product Design Director of accounting software business Xero. Best known for making the dull tasks of accounting fun, Xero has grown from a startup to an internationally recognised business. From 3 minutes onwards, hear Andy explain the insights behind some of the company’s most successful products and the value of designing for experience. “we didn’t introduce, necessarily, any new functionality or feature… we […]
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