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CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series - Dr Jo Jung and Dr Hanadi Haddad

Thursday, 20 April 2017


Presenter: Dr Jo Jung

Title: Industry projects as student assessments

Biography: Dr Jo Jung is the coordinator of Games & Interactivity at School of Arts & Humanities. Her research interest is in the field of human-computer interaction – in particular, graphical user interface (GUI) design approaches to improve the quality of user experience. Jo completed her PhD at Curtin University and the research topic was on socio-emotional UI design strategies, which adapted human behaviours and emotions to develop a set of design guidelines.

Jo has presented research at international conferences including British HCI group annual conference in Scotland and Design & Emotion conference in Hong Kong.

Abstract: DES3208 Design Project is a shared unit in Bachelor of design for four majors including Animation, Games & Interactivity, Graphic Design, and Spatial Design. This unit provides students with the opportunity to participate in the development of a creative project located in an industry environment. Projects can be carried out individually or in teams and will be based on a real life problem. The unit will require students to engage in authentic project management process as they develop their project, analysing needs and appropriate methods, developing design and implementation plans and critically evaluating results, establishing clear metrics, templates and standards.

In this CREATEC presentation, Jo will talk about the process of the unit including recruiting industry participants, managing student-client projects and impact on students’ learning.

Presenter: Dr Hanadi Haddad

Title: Integrated Learning as a teaching approach

Biography: Dr Hanadi Haddad has a background in Interactive Media Development, Design and Interactive Television. She is currently a lecturer in Design and Professional Placement Coordinator at the School of Arts and Humanities, ECU. Previously she was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Murdoch University. A graduate of Curtin University, her PhD (The Design and Effect of Synthetic Character-Agents in Computer Mediated Information Delivery) involved multidisciplinary research between the School of Design and School of Computer Science. Her research interests include Visual Communication, the latest project focusing on Design Interventions to Promote Understanding of the UV Index.

Abstract: ECU values Work Integrated Learning as a teaching approach. SAH’s Bachelor of Design is a prime example of a course that utilises this method to enhance student experience, engage industry, as well as generate research collaboration opportunities.

This presentation will showcase a selection of WIL activities from classroom, project and practical experiences and highlight those that have been nurtured from undergraduate teaching briefs to funded research collaborations.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Venue: ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.308
Cost: Free
Light lunch will be provided


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