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Associate Professor Stuart Medley

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6709, Mobile: 0488331564, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML10.210B
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6709
Mobile: 0488331564
Facsimile: +61 8 9370 6667
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML10.210B  


Stuart is an Associate Dean within the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Australian Institute of Technology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009.


Recent Research Grants

  • Request for food and nutrition curriculum support materials as part of the WA Healthy Children Program - K-10 School Food and Nutrition Curriculum Support Materials,  Department of Health WA,  WA Healthy Children Program,  2013 - 2021,  $982,895.
  • Using community engagement and enhanced visual information to promote FireWatch satellite communication as a support for collaborative decision-making,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2012 - 2016,  $487,368.
  • Screening the Score: Exploring the Potentials and Limitations of Presenting Music Notation on the iPad,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014 - 2016,  $20,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Haimes, P., Medley, S., Baba , T., (2016), A pattern language: designing a hazard information map interface for community-based user. International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design, 20(1), 5-13, DOI: 10.20668/adada.20.1_5.
  • Haimes, P., Medley, S., Brady, D., Baba, T., (2016), Exploring community attitudes towards sharing of bushfire information online. Journal of Disaster Research, 11(3), 552-558, Tokyo, Fuji Technology Press, DOI: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p0552.
  • Haimes, P., Medley, S., Clarkson, B., (2014), Geo-spatial simplicity: Designing map interfaces for bushfire planning. The International Journal of Visual Design, 7(2), 37-45, Champaign, Illinois, Common Ground.

Conference Publications

  • Price, A., Medley, S., (2018), The value of images: using pictures and words to enhance intercultural and international communication. ACUADS 2017 Conference: Australian National University School of Art & Design, 10p., ACUADS.
  • Medley, S., Mutard, B., (2017), Non-face caricature. Theory and workshop. CONFIA 2017 Proceedings, 253-263, Barcelos, Portugal, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave.
  • Medley, S., (2016), Deliberately getting it wrong: accelerating towards finding a style for character design through the psychology of seeing. CONFIA 2016 Proceedings, 350-366, Barcelos, Portugal, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave.
  • Medley, S., Kueh, C., (2015), Beyond problem solving: A framework to teach design as an experiment in the university environment. Ministry of Design: From Cottage Industry to State Enterprise, Colloquium Proceedings, 2(28-29 May 2015), 170-180, St. Augustine, Trinidad, The University of the West Indies.
  • Medley, S., (2015), Illustration advocacy: Using psychology theory to strengthen the case. CONFIA 2015 Proceedings, 327-340, online only, CONFIA.
  • Haimes, P., Baba, T., Medley, S., (2015), Mobile map applications and the democratisation of hazard information. SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, SA 2015, Article num. 7, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, DOI: 10.1145/2818427.2818440.
  • Haimes, P., Jung, J., Medley, S., (2013), Bridging the gap: scenario-based design as a solution for delayed access to users. Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools Conference Proceedings, 1-10, Paddington, NSW, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • McMahon, M., Haddad, H., Medley, S., (2013), The Making of SCA Face: building a school of art and design identity within a university. ACUADS 2012: Region and Isolation: The changing function of art & design education within diasporic cultures and borderless communities, 10p, Western Australia, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • Haddad, H., Medley, S., (2013), The HD Magazine: Graphists and Wordsmiths. ACUADS Conference 2012 - Region and Isolation: The changing function of art & design education within diasporic cultures and borderless communities, 8p., Western Australia, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • Medley, S., (2013), Designing with Images: using a realism continuum to choose pictures for communication tasks. Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2012, 9p., Perth, Australia, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • Kueh, C., Medley, S., Price, A., (2013), Service Design 101: The joy and challenge of introducing service design into an undergraduate design curriculum. Crafting The Future: 10th European Academy of Design Conference, 13p, Gothenburg, European Academy of Design.
  • Haimes, P., Brady, D., Clarkson, B., Medley, S., (2013), Engaging with communities as a design process: redesigning the FireWatch interface. Earth: Fire & Rain - Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2013, 107-124, Nerang, Queensland, AST Management Pty Ltd.
  • Rainey, A., Medley, S., (2013), A Picture is Worth a Thousand Votes: Graphicacy Skills for Political Debate. Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2012, 14, Perth, Australia, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Medley, S., (2014), Vox Caldus. Ancrages, Maison des Auteurs, Angoulême, France, la Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l'image.
  • Barstow, C., Phillips, M., Medley, S., (2014), A dancer, an artist, a designer walk into an ambush... inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Medley, S., (2014), No.19 Squadron Spitfires Scramble!., RAF Duxford, Imperial War Museums.
  • Medley, S., (2013), Umpire catalogue. Umpire, Spectrum Project Space.
  • Medley, S., (2013), Ranfurly Illustrations. Project Maniototo, Town of Ranfurly, New Zealand, Project Maniototo.
  • Medley, S., (2013), Invariant Array. Becoming, Art Gallery of the University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China.
  • Medley, S., (2013), The Great Tree. Adventures in Comics, Margate, UK, Marine Studios & HKD Design.
  • Medley, S., (2013), Becoming Catalogue. Becoming, University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China.
  • Kueh, C., Haddad, H., Ormsby, E., Medley, S., Price, A., (2014), The Happiness Project. The Happiness Project, Fremantle Town Hall.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Designing For Communities In Bushfire-prone Situations: Redesigning The Firewatch Website Interface.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Cultures Of Practice Within Design: An Exploration Of The Differences And Similarities Between Photography And Painting As Representational Practices.
  • Master of Arts by Research,  A Design Thinking Approach To Professional Development In Reasonable Adjustment: A New Methodology For Trainers In The Vocational Education And Training Sector Of Western Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  What Remains Is The Book: The Idea Of The Book In And Around Electronic Space
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Print To Pixel: How Can The Cultural Implications Of Mediated Images And Text Be Examined Using Creative Practice?

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving The Aesthetic And Other Experiential Design Aspects Of Bicycle Paths In Western Australia
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