Design Research Writing Workshop

The Design Futures Lab presents a Design Research Writing Workshop. This hands-on workshop will cover helpful strategies to develop writing and research skills in the field of design research.

This workshop is open to both supervisors and Higher Degree by Research students from all universities. The workshop will include presentations, critical discussion, practical advice and tips from presenters whose expertise spans design research, editing, writing and design practice.

Brad Haylock: Literature Reviews in Design Research
Penny Modra: Write Right, Right?
Peter Hall: Relational and Reflexive Research Methods

Event Details:
Date: Friday 14 November, 2014
Location: Building 13, Level 4, Room 2
Emily Macpherson Building
Corner of Victoria and Russell Streets
RMIT City Campus
Melbourne VIC 300
Time: 2:00-5:00pm

Free, but bookings essential
This event is followed by a Public Lecture by Peter Hall

RSVP by Wednesday 12 November

Bios for presenters:

Brad Haylock is an artist, designer and publisher. He is an Associate Professor of Design at RMIT University, and is founding editor of Surpllus, an independent commercial press focusing on critical and speculative practices across art, design and theory. He has designed and published such titles as: Six Degrees:1992-2012; Minimal Domination; and Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981-1984

Penny Modra is editorial director at The Good Copy, a new Melbourne-based writing studio and publisher. She spent seven years as editor of Three Thousand and editorial director of The Thousands city guides nationally. She has written weekly visual arts columns for The Age and The Sunday Age;edited books including Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These (Amanda Maxwell, 2008) and 21:100:100 (Gertrude Contemporary, 2008); and produced city guides for Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne. She has worked for clients including London’s Future Laboratory and PhD students whose theses are due in 12 hours. Penny was a co-founder of Melbourne’s experimental poster publishing project Is Not Magazine (2005-2008, RIP)

Peter Hall is a design writer whose research focuses on mapping as a design process. He is a lecturer and program convenor at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He wrote and co-edited with Janet Abrams the book Else/Where: Mapping – New Cartographies of Networks and Territories. He has been a contributing writer for Metropolis magazine since 2000 and has written widely about design in its various forms for publications includingPrint, ID. Magazine, The New York Times, and The Guardian. His other publications include the books Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist, Sagmeister: Made You Look and Pause: 59 Minutes of Motion Graphics