As Australians rush to join the knowledge economy where technology driven skills and jobs dominate, more students are looking for specific, employable skills rather than multi-year degrees from distinguished institutions. Reflective of a wider consumer movement, the push for a more accessible, more personalised student experience is creating smaller disrupters and forcing larger institutions to … More Higher, faster, smarter? The future of Australian higher education.
As the world’s appetite for digital media continues to climb at record rates, the role of traditional media and their employers becomes more uncertain. One need only look as far as Fairfax Media’s March announcement to cut 120 jobs from its Sydney and Melbourne newsrooms as hard evidence that journalism must adapt to a new … More Brand journalism boom
It’s Thursday night but it feels like Friday night. I’m off to a gig at Melbourne Music Week. I don’t know what I’m seeing, nor do I care. “What’s the name of the group you’re seeing tonight?” asks Renaldo from accounts. “I dunno, they’re from Denmark, its tech-house or something” I say. Neither of us … More The night I went to hospital
This article was also published in philtimes.com.au It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine. But for the Philippine island of Bohol, it’s music that’s mending their hearts. When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippine island, it not only killed 222 people, ruined thousands of homes but also destroyed its churches – … More Rebuilding one note at a time
This article was also published in Open Journal. While many Melburnians know that cycling is a sustainable, healthy alternative to driving a car in urban areas, cycling still only accounts for a small proportion of daily travel. Naturally, improved infrastructure for bike riders is crucial for lifting this number but so to is our mindset. Bike … More City Cycling – You can’t afford not to
As media organisations strip their staff and streamline their product to stay afloat, opportunities for alternative voices are emerging. But are these alternative voices, that don’t just talk back to media but now make it themselves, having any real influence? I would argue that though the way we consume news has changed, traditional news organisations … More The not so everyday heroes of journalism
Listen to what I’ve learnt about experience design. My reflections are based on my own work experiences and what I took from an interview with Jonathon Roper as well as Sacha Greif’s post about interface design.
I’ve always found creativity puzzling. Some people even call themselves a ‘creative.’ But I think all humans are creative. People are creative when they solve problems. They might solve your financial problems, your gardening problems or your dinner problems. We all think, therefore we all can create. But whether that creation is ‘creative’ or not, … More The Creative Puzzle
On a wet night in Collingwood people mingle in a garage. It feels like a small house party. Howqua, also known as Ben Campain, chats freely to people over a beer and thanks them for coming. After all, their helping him raise funds to get to Canadian Music Week – his first international gig overseas. … More Howqua
Check out my first infographic attempt here using Pictochart. The infographic analyses the feedback I’ve received so far for Contemporary Media Work Practices at RMIT University. https://magic.piktochart.com/output/5685513-feedback-via-an-infographic