Yearly Archives: 2012 Back

Phew, 2012 in Review!

Phew, 2012 was a rollercoaster! It was a pleasure to share the ride with so many of you and so we thought we might take this opportunity to look back on some of the APDL 2012 the highlights: January 17      Design Online Thinktank at The Edge. Over 70 people from the design community coming together … Read more

Thinking About Thinking

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about thinking.  Shane Thompson mentioned this idea a few weeks ago in his ‘Side Project’ discussion with Kevin Finn where he said that “often as designers  we are not good at thinking about thinking”. That is, we are not good at understanding the thinking that underpins our actions, … Read more

Side Project – Andrew Ballantyne

Join us on the 28 November, 2012 as Andrew Ballantyne talks  side projects. The APDL lecture series uncovers and explores the Side Project and the inspiration that exists outside the world of design. Shane Thompson (2012 Queensland Smart Design Fellow) asks leading design thinkers about the projects they undertake outside their primary work practice, how these extra-curricular … Read more

Side Project with Kevin Finn

Join us this Wednesday night as we chat with Kevin Finn about his side projects including Open Manifesto and DESIGNerd. The free talk starts at 6pm, SLQ Auditorium 1. Following the talk, play DESIGNerd with Kevin over a drink in the APDL Lounge. Kevin is an internationally recognised graphic designer. Having begun his career in … Read more

Portable Presents – LOOKBOOK.nu

Portable, POPULACE, APDL and The Edge are proud to present a talk with Yuri Lee and Andy Chen, the creative minds behind the leading online fashion community LOOKBOOK.nu A collective fashion consciousness that allows users to upload outfit looks and then vote on their favourites, LOOKBOOK.nu empowers everyday people around the globe to create and … Read more

Kirby Ferguson competition

Tickets are now on Sale to hear Kirby Ferguson speak on Thursday 4 October. Kirby’s approach to creativity is helping to shape how we relate to, learn and share content in the digital era. In exploring creative styles, he also questions how the work of previous cultural groundbreakers such as Thomas Edison, Led Zeppelin and … Read more

APDL Lecture Series

The popular Asia Pacific Design Library lecture series returns with a new line-up of design minds talking about the passion projects they undertake outside of their primary design discipline. Discover how the ‘side project’ influences their creativity in our new 10-question interview format lead by Shane Thompson (2012 Queensland Smart Design Fellow), then take the opportunity to … Read more

Helsinki ARMI forum

I’ve been in Helsinki for a little over a week now attending Helsinki Design Week events and also speaking to a number of designers about the role of design in broader society and culture. This is my third trip to Finland. My previous trips were brief and delightful and this time around I greeted Helsinki with … Read more

Design: Top-down, Bottom-up

Recently I was lucky enough to be selected as a finalist in the 2012 FutureNet/Consult Australia ‘Write Yourself Away’ essay competition. This is an annual essay-writing competition that offers an emerging built environment professional the chance to win a scholarship to travel overseas to attend a conference or event of their choice. A big congratulations to … Read more