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Associate Professor Stuart Medley

Associate Professor

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6709
Mobile: 0488 331 564
Facsimile: +61 8 9370 6667
Email: s.medley@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML10.210B  

Stuart is the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Design (W64) within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Qualifications

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

Research Outputs

Book Chapters

  • Medley, S., Zaman, B., Haimes, P. (2020). The Role of Cuteness Aesthetics in Interaction. Emotions in Technology Design: From Experience to Ethics (125-138). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53483-7.

Conference Publications

  • Medley, S. (2020). The ‘Graphic’ in ‘Typographic’: Picture Theory Applied to Type Through Caricature. Proceedings of the 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Image and Imagination (280-290). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41018-6_24.

Book Chapters

  • Medley, S. (2019). Making Visible: Illustration Through Identification, Categorization, and Metaphor. A companion to illustration (21-46). John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/LCCN 2018049741.

Journal Articles

  • Medley, S., Mutard, B. (2019). Applied Comics For Law And The Avatar-Brainstorming. University of Western Australia Law Review, 46(2), 252-257.

Conference Publications

  • Medley, S. (2018). Deliberate Communication with Pictures: A Science Fiction?. Proceedings of International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? (12p.). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings1091115.
  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • Medley, S., Mutard, B. (2017). Non-face caricature. Theory and workshop. CONFIA 2017 Proceedings (253-263). Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave.

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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.20965/jdr.2016.p0552.

Conference Publications

  • 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). Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave.

Conference Publications

  • Medley, S. (2015). Illustration advocacy: Using psychology theory to strengthen the case. CONFIA 2015 Proceedings (327-340). 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. https://doi.org/10.1145/2818427.2818440.
  • 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 (170-180). The University of the West Indies.

Journal Articles

  • 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.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Medley, S. (2014). Vox Caldus. Maison des Auteurs, Angoulême, France.
  • Barstow, C., Phillips, M., Medley, S. (2014). A dancer, an artist, a designer walk into an ambush.... inConversation. Edith Cowan University.
  • Medley, S. (2014). No.19 Squadron Spitfires Scramble!. RAF Duxford.
  • Kueh, C., Haddad, H., Ormsby, E., Medley, S., Price, A. (2014). The Happiness Project. Fremantle Town Hall.

Conference Publications

  • 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). Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • 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). Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • 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). 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.). 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.). Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • 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). AST Management Pty Ltd.
  • 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). European Academy of Design.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Medley, S. (2013). Ranfurly Illustrations. Town of Ranfurly, New Zealand.
  • Medley, S. (2013). Becoming Catalogue. University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China.
  • Medley, S. (2013). The Great Tree. Margate, UK.
  • Medley, S. (2013). Invariant Array. Art Gallery of the University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China.
  • Medley, S. (2013). Umpire catalogue. Spectrum Project Space.

Books

  • Medley, S. (2012). The Picture in Design: What Graphic Designers, Art Directors and Illustrators Should Know about Communicating with Pictures. The Image, 168. Common Ground Publishing.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Medley, S. (2012). Illustrations for the book Doing Research in Design. London, New York.
  • Medley, S. (2012). Score and Script. Centre for Recent Drawing, Islington, UK.
  • Davies, K., Medley, S., Haddad, H. (2012). HD Magazine - Health Edition Design and Journalism. Perth, WA, and online.
  • Medley, S. (2012). Life Boat. Margate, UK.
  • Medley, S. (2012). Perth Augury. Perth Town Hall.

Journal Articles

  • Medley, S., Haddad, H. (2011). The Realism Continuum, Representation and Perception. The International Journal of the Image, 1(2), 145-156.

Conference Publications

  • Medley, S., Haddad, H. (2011). The Mechanics of Caricature and Their Application in the Classroom Through Software. Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (482-487). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Medley, S. (2011). Snow Day. The Dunedin Comic Review.
  • Medley, S. (2011). Mechanical Elephant by Stuart Medley. Marine Studios, Margate.
  • Haddad, H., Medley, S., Davies, K. (2011). HD Magazine: Pacific Politics Edition - art direction. Perth WA.
  • Haddad, H., Medley, S., Davies, K., Mason, A. (2011). HD Magazine: Science Edition - art direction. Perth , WA.
  • Medley, S. (2011). Slowbeings logo. Beverly, Massachusetts.

Journal Articles

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Medley, S. (2010). Truth Mirror: A Display of Emotion. Eastern Pavilion, Jamsil Sports Complex, Seoul, Korea.

Journal Articles

  • Medley, S. (2009). The feeling’s neutral for pharmaceutical packaging: how the pharmaceutical aesthetic equals the modernist aesthetic. Australasian Medical Journal, 1(12), 146-151. https://doi.org/10.4066/AMJ.2009.121.
  • Medley, S., Kaye, N. (2009). Figures: a social application of infographics. visual:design:scholarship, 4(1), 78-90.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Medley, S. (2009). Solar energy system diagram. Beverly, MA.
  • Medley, S. (2009). World Languages graphic. Beverly, MA.
  • Medley, S. (2009). Comiczone Logo. Beverly, MA.

Conference Publications

  • Medley, S., Kaye, N. (2008). Figures: The Social In The Visual - A Context Centred Graphical News Magazine. ACUADS 2008 Conference: Sites of activity /On the edge (online). UniSA Press.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Medley, S. (2007). Old School, New School, Truetype School. Switzerland.
  • Medley, S. (2007). Test Pup: technologies for the oil and gas, petrochemical and subsea industries.. Lightship Visual.

Research Projects

  • Diagnosing Innovation: A Human-Centred Design Approach to Cultivate Innovative Culture in Western Australian Health System , Department of Health WA, Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects, 2021 ‑ 2024, $70,000.
  • Aboriginal Health, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Covid-19 Research Fund, 2020 ‑ 2022, $200,000.
  • 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 ‑ 2022, $1,141,835.
  • 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, $215,982.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Moving graphic design forward with service design methods - diversifying the role for graphic design among small local industry projects
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Vessels for the devil: Exploring the rhetoric of the monstrous-feminine in graphic culture
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The disney renaissance era and millennials: The influence of a decade of disney visual sotrytelling on young creatives
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Erotics of Comics

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Re-imagining academic workspace design through engaging stakeholders: A participatory co-design approach

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Print to pixel: How can the cultural implications of mediated images and text be examined using creative practice?
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cultures of practice within design: An exploration of the differences and similarities between photography and painting as representational practices.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The other art of computer programming. A visual alternative to communicate computational thinking
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Designing for communities in bushfire-prone situations: Redesigning the firewatch website interface.
  • 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, Toeing the triple bottom line: Interior design for retail spaces

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Improving the aesthetic and other experiential design aspects of bicycle paths in Western Australia
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