School of Design


Exhibitions and Performances

CRIT week Wearable Technology Show (Media Design)

Date: 30 October 2014

Time: 6.00 pm

Venue: WIG401, Victoria University, 139 Vivian St, Wellington

End of year events - CRIT week session

 Wearable Technology Fashion show poster

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Public Lectures

CRIT week panel discussion: Designing the Media

Date: 28 October 2014

Time: 5.30 pm

Venue: LT2, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, Wellington

Reflecting upon the rapid evolution in the code-based nature of design, which now has Photoshop artists being replaced by Javascript developers and where the successful front-end designer is starting to behave more like a system administrator, this panel aims to discuss the responsibilities digital designers should take or feel for their work; in these times of ever greater power and abuse of the technology we build our crafts around.


Themes for the panel include:

What does it mean to design a new medium, or media, while trying to anticipate its potential social and societal impact?

How do we work with and around the implications surrounding privacy and information security when designing for systems that harvest personal data?
What are some of the positive changes that the creative use of networked technology provides us, and how may these affect social engagement?
Where are the key challenges for young and upcoming digital designers today, and how might we adapt future design education to prepare for these challenges accordingly?

Confirmed speakers:

John Edwards - NZ Privacy Commissioner
Miriam Lips - VUW Professor of e-Government
Richard D. Bartlett - Director of Autonomy at


School of Design contact:

Walter Langelaar, Media Design

p: +64 4 463 5512


CRIT week panel discussion: The future of Design graduates

Date: 29 October 2014

Time: 5.30 pm

Venue: LT2, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Wellington

The topic: The future of design graduates

The future (and present) of design points towards exciting developments: the union of the digital and physical, technology developments that give us an increased ability to design for human experiences, our interconnectedness that allows us to design locally for global markets, young digital native generations with unlimited access to information. We are also facing great and growing challenges from social, environmental and political spheres.


Themes for the panel include:

What gets you excited, motivates you, when designing 
What are the most exciting developments (in design, technology, culture, society…) you see as a designer for the next 3-5 years 
What are the biggest challenges/opportunities (in design, technology, culture, society…) you see as a designer for the next 3-5 years 
What would a dream graduate be like for you to hire now and within the next 3-5 years 


Confirmed speakers:

Mark Pennington – Director Formway Design 

Jamie McLellan – Jamie McLellan Studio

Dr Peter Haythorntwaite – Haythornwaite Design

Holly Beals – Candywhistle Design/Weta


School of Design contact:

Dr Edgar Rodriguez Ramirez, Industrial Design

p: +64 4 4636245


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Welly Swift

Date: 1 November 2014

Time: 10.00 am

Venue: School of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, Wellington

A one day event teaching design students the basics of native iOS development using Swift.

HackPack want to show students that they can design and build their own applications while simultaneously introducing them to professionals within the industry.

HackPack will provide mentors for the day form a range of local design and development companies. Aiming to provide one mentor to every four–five students.

Paperkite has expressed interest in providing the curriculum and resources for the day.

There are 25 spaces available.

Attendees need to register for this event via


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