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February 27, 2018 @ 8:13 AM

As part of Sydney Design Festival we're exhibiting the Play Up project at the Australian Design Centre. This project was a collaboration with Jean-Paul Bell, making a range of props to assist performers using humour to stimulate memory in dementia care. I caught up with the Australian Design Centre to talk about the project and reflect on the practice of Social Design.

The conversation can be found HERE.    

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February 27, 2018 @ 6:20 AM

It is now common for defendants to appear in court via video from a correctional centre. Making sure the encounter works well means more than a reliable technical connection, for remote defendants the court atmosphere, rituals and subtle interactions can be lost. And for the Judiciary and legal practitioners, even with higher levels of training, viewing a remote defendant from prison may influence the way that person is perceived.

At the Design Innovation Research Centre we conducted a deep design research project exploring these interactions, with the intention of improving the interaction between all parties and moving towards fairer and respectful experiences of justice.  

A large part of this study involved redesigning the ...

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February 14, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

For the past 6 years I've been lucky enough to work with a team of amazing designers, architects, researchers and spatial psychologists on projects exploring the role of design in promoting social justice in prisons, courts and communities.

We have compiled all of this work on a Design for Social Justice website, which provides an overview of each project and links to download the research reports.

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