Laurene is the 2012 Nierenberg Chair for the CMU School of Design. She was appointed as Associate Professor of Design and Communication in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia in 2008. Since 2009, she has been Research Leader within the RMIT Design Research Institute, leading a community of inquiry into the Mediated City. Between 2005 and 2010, she was Project Leader and Researcher within ACID (the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design). Here, her research focused on the human dimensions of interactions between people, systems, and collaborative technology.
Laurene comes from an art and design education background with a major in sculpture. She is a practicing artist, designer, and educator in Australia and internationally. Laurene is an active member of the Arts and Cartography Commission within the International Cartographic Association. She is also a researcher within the Design Futures Laboratory at RMIT. Her leadership and participation in this range of design research contexts has resulted in her co-convening international workshops and sysmposia, exhibitions and publications, including three edited publications. Laurene is also a Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council Industry Linkage Grans
This lecture was given on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm in MMCH A-14.