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Liz Watson

APDL Little Designer Workshop Place + Pattern Play Reflection

Last month the APDL hosted a series of Little Designer workshops in the Design Lounge which played upon the notion of place and pattern. The…

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Inspire: Reflection on a Fellowship

Inspire: Reflection on a Fellowship

Smithsonian Fellow Dawn Boland reflects upon her time working at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (CHSDM) in the United States as part of the…

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What is a Design Minds Article?

What is a Design Minds Article?

Design Minds utilises design thinking to develop the capabilities of successful and creative 21st century citizens within existing education and learning benchmarks, and uses the idea…

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Australia needs an innovation ‘skunkworks’

Australia needs an innovation ‘skunkworks’

Malcolm Turnbull has been heralded as the new “innovation PM”. Expectations are high that he must now translate his rhetoric around agility, disruption, entrepreneurship into…

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Where does design fit in to the Innovation Agenda?

Where does design fit in to the Innovation Agenda?

In Malcolm Turnbull’s media release for the ‘Ideas Boom’ it is hard to know why the word design doesn’t make an early appearance.  Although, it’s not so…

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Design: Our Future

Design: Our Future

Earlier this year I presented the keynote at the Industrial Technology and Design Teachers (INTAD) State Conference entitled Design: Our Future held at Harristown State High School…

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Smithsonian Opportunity for Queensland Researchers

Smithsonian Opportunity for Queensland Researchers

The Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowship program is open for applications! Queensland researchers looking for an amazing opportunity to work at one of the world’s leading scientific and educational…

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Insight into Design Thinking Workshop

Insight into Design Thinking Workshop

I reached out to place the marshmallow crown on the top of my team’s spaghetti and string tower as the buzzer sounded to end this…

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Collections Inspire Innovation Thinking

Collections Inspire Innovation Thinking

2015 Smithsonian Fellow Dr Kathy Mackey has recently returned from Washington DC where she spent three months working with the Smithsonian Centre for Learning and…

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Brighten Up

Brighten Up

I used to love telling ghost stories with a torch tucked under my chin when I was nine years old. I spent hours with friends…

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Animation and Coding Professional Development Workshop

Animation and Coding Professional Development Workshop

Looking for an engaging and interactive workshop that takes a practical look at coding and gaming software? Want to know how to incorporate digital technology in fun programs for…

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Successful STEM education program finds new home at UQ

Successful STEM education program finds new home at UQ

The Wonder of Science program is now part of The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute’s suite of education programs. The Wonder of Science will inspire students in years…

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