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Innovation and Creative Intelligence

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

After three years at the ABC, first as a UX consultant and then as creative director of R&D, I’m moving on – taking on consulting work and writing up my PhD. And it’s wonderful to see how many amazing things are going on in the world. Sydney is flourishing: startups and innovation labs are sparking up all over the place, and virtual worlds are back in style – this time with mixed and augmented reality firmly in the mix.

I’m already consulting to three intriguing startups and giving a keynote at the SBS Leader Innovation Day. As I say, this city is not standing still.

So to my first appointment: I’m joining the fledgling UTS Innovation and Creative Intelligence unit to help figure out how we build adaptive resilience into our organisations, and to map the new landscape of collaborative creativity. It’s a truly incredible cross-disciplinary group, bringing together people from all across UTS and beyond. This is the kind of liminal zone where great things are possible.

In my first week I’ll be participating in a 2-day Innovation and Creative Intelligence (ICI) Lab entitled Responding to Turbulence – Building Adaptive Resilience. How very apposite.

And then I’ll be wanting to talk to you about how you are adapting to and taking advantage of change. Seriously, I want to talk to you. Drop me a line.

Experience Art

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Back in 2008 I presented a paper at OZCHI in Cairns, and met a few of my research heroes. I documented the experience on Twitter, but despite my optimism at the time there is no longer any trace of those tweets.

So this year when I attended the workshop on Public Art, Evaluation and HCI I left twitter behind and posted on alpha instead. So for now at least, you can read my observations of our various contributions there.

Form factors

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I’ve been obsessed lately with form factors for interactive devices. To the extent that I’ve been carrying around models of tablet computers made of foam core and acetate, just to get a feel for how they might fit into life.

It might be considered a little silly to carry around blocks of shiny foam that don’t do anything. Nonetheless. And @timbomb tells me that I’m conducting a phenomenological investigation, so there.

form factors

So why these sizes?