IxD and Assistive Technology

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Methods of Research

Methods of Research

From what I’m told, this is one of the most difficult stages of PhD study: the literary review. The bounds of knowledge, whilst not infinite, are most definitely not discoverable; the more you seek, the more you realise is out there, waiting like a kraken […]

This Is Not A PhD Proposal

This Is Not A PhD Proposal

…though I’m not sure what it is. It’s the beginning of an idea; one that I need to start speaking out loud before I either forget it, or it’s entirely drowned out by the snowballing, tangental research I’m doing at the moment in an attempt […]

2012, You’ve Got Big Shoes to Fill

2012, You’ve Got Big Shoes to Fill

By most reports, 2011 was madness: there were more violent revolutions and celebrity terrorist deaths than ever before; the Earth made many attempts to rid itself of us through fire, flood and famine (usually in successive weeks); the US realised that Apple was making more […]

You Made An App. It Didn’t Change The World.

You Made An App. It Didn’t Change The World.

There have been precious few blog posts from me of late which have been a good, solid rant. Let’s be honest: why does one start a blog, if not to air their overblown opinions? Thank goodness there are still ballbags on the interwebs, helping to […]

Digital Studio – Week 07

Digital Studio – Week 07

I had a moment (or twelve) of hesitation about the direction of my project this week. After speaking to one of the lecturers at uni, I received my first piece of constructive criticism around my approach to this project. I’d like to think that I […]

Where To From Here?

Where To From Here?

Personally, I’m in the Bill Hicks camp when it comes to advertising. You don’t have to dig too far through this blog to find some of my middle-class, white, uneducated rantings on the subject. But because of my vocation (and the previous list of adjectives), […]

Back To School

Back To School

There’s still a month or so before I’m back to uni for the final year of my undergrad. But being the last year, I’m pretty determined to put my head down and hit the ground running to make sure I’ve got the option of enrolling […]

Please Stop With All The Fun

Please Stop With All The Fun

It’s difficult to find the time for blog writing amongst all the drinking, music and general fun that’s been going on around the place over the past month. Instead of dragging everyone through the details, like an Ellis-esque American Psycho, I might just babble my way […]

Drunken Thought For The Night: What’s Wrong With Bass Guitarists?

Drunken Thought For The Night: What’s Wrong With Bass Guitarists?

I just arrived home from stopping by the local to check out a (friend of a) friends’ band. They weren’t bad, but we did find ourselves making note of the bass guitarists dance moves – something akin to a chicken, pecking at seed. Which started […]

Art and the City

Art and the City

Tonight I hung around at uni for a few extra hours to attend this weeks COFA Talk: Art and the City. I’m quite interested in how government attempts to reconcile art within public spaces and was particularly keen to hear what Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover […]

Chaser-Bashing: All Aboard The Bandwagon!

Chaser-Bashing: All Aboard The Bandwagon!

I – like many – believe that The Chaser has passed its use by date. Not that the creators aren’t filled with talent and ideas, but the format is starting to feel a little tired and more forced with each episode. With the final airing […]

Daily Telegraph: Is This Journalism?

Daily Telegraph: Is This Journalism?

I always thought it was the duty of a journalist to report on the news, not to invent it. I understand that with the editorial slant that each media organisation puts on their own paper/television channel/radio broadcast, that the details can be spun, muddied, embellished, […]

Off-Topic 02 or “Wanted: Girl Nerds (only hotties need apply)”

Off-Topic 02 or “Wanted: Girl Nerds (only hotties need apply)”

Update: I should know better than to put a picture of a young, beautiful girl on my blog. All you 15 year old boys hitting Google Images are ruining my stats. In an attempt to return to equilibrium, I’ve updated the picture below. This one […]

Multimedia Authoring – Week 06

Multimedia Authoring – Week 06

Concept Research With the presentations held in last week’s tutorial, we had something of a respite from the weekly code editing and ‘hacking’ tasks. I probably should have been a little bit more proactive and done my own code work, but following the homework rush […]

Off-Topic 01

Off-Topic 01

Things have been getting far too serious around this blog for a while now – I haven’t had a whole bunch of time to post anything outside uni work. So as a break from all of that, here is some comic relief. I spotted this […]

The Cost of Design

The Cost of Design

A constant desire to update and change my blog layout has resulted in a shift to this new subdomain. I decided that, like Eli’s blog, I should create a sort of break between my personal work and my professional work. So here it is. Welcome. […]