Tim Parkin MDes, BDes

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Senior Lecturer

School of Design

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (04) 801 5799  ext. 63370
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Professional

Professional Biography

Tim is the Subject Director of Visual Communication where he has been responsible for leading a team in implementing the new undergraduate programme to NASAD accreditation standards. He is a Senior Lecturer in Brand Communication and Service Design.

Tim is a visual communicator whose research focuses on the trans-disciplinary field of experience design. His work investigates the use of design thinking and user centred processes to develop solutions for social innovation and civic engagement.

Tim mentors at Open Lab – a staff and student run enterprise design environment within Massey University. He is also an advisor with the Design & Democracy Project – a research unit focused on enhancing the role that design and design thinking has to play in 21st century citizenship.

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Qualifications

  • Master of Design - Massey University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Design - Victoria University (1995)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Tim's research focuses on the use of design thinking and user centred processes to develop solutions for social innovation and civic engagement.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of Research Codes
Built Environment And Design (120000): Design Innovation (120302): Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice (120303): Design Practice and Management (120300): Digital and Interaction Design (120304): Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) (120307)

Keywords

Design Thinking, Service Design, Experience Design, Social Enterprise, Brand Communication.

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Kane, K., Parkin, TJ., Robinson, C., & Le Bas, T. (2016). Vote Local: Design & Democracy Project.
[Design]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C.
Parkin, TJ., Whitty, J., McQuillan, H., Holdaway, S., Bailey, J., & Brown, A. (2015). Space Between online platform.
[Design]Authored by: Bailey, J., Brown, A., McQuillan, H., Parkin, T., Whitty, J.
Parkin, TJ. (2015). On the Fence / Design & Democracy Project.
[Design]Contributed to by: Parkin, T.
Parkin, TJ. (2015). Space Between.
[Design]Contributed to by: Parkin, T.
Kane, KW., Robinson, C., Howie, M., & Parkin, T. (2014). Ask Away : Design & Democracy Project. Wellington
[Design]Authored by: Brown, A., Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C.Contributed to by: Kane, K.Edited by: Kane, K.
Kane, KW., Parkin, T., Robinson, C., & Stowers, K. (2014). On The Fence : Design & Democracy Project. Wellington
[Design]Authored by: Brown, A., Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C.Contributed to by: Kane, K.Edited by: Kane, K.
Parkin, TJ., Kane, K., & Schleser, M. (2014, March 10). Wellington City Youth Council Video Project: 'Film Wellington - One-Minute Film Competition'. Wellington Central Library.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Parkin, TJ., Stowers, K., Hawkhead, A., & Minogue, I. (2013). Scoop ice-cream instillation: the significance of design-led processes in guiding and commercialising science research.
[Design]Authored by: Parkin, T.
Parkin, TJ., & Foon, L. (2012). Starfish Fashion Branding System.
[Design]Authored by: Parkin, T.

Report

Kane, K., & Parkin, TJ. (2015). Exploring a future Te Papa experience: a collaborative project between the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Massey University School of Design.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.Contributed to by: Parkin, T.
Kane, K., & Parkin, TJ. (2015). Analysis into millennials' relationship with tax and the hidden economy: a collaborative project between Inland Revenue and Massey University's Design & Democracy Project..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.Contributed to by: Parkin, T.

Conference

Kane, K., & Parkin, TJ. (2016). The Design & Democracy Project: Facilitating 21st Century Citizenship in Aotearoa-New Zealand. ??. : By the people: participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Parkin, TJ., & kane, K. (2016). Designing the future: engaging Millennials in active civic participation through user-centered design practices. ???. : By the people: participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Bailey, J., kapica, N., kane, K., & parkin, T. (2016). Experience in Principle: Experience in Practice– Curriculum-informed service design and placemaking. , SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) Academic Summit 2016
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bailey, J., Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Kane, K., & Parkin, TJ. (2015, December). The Design & Democracy Project: Facilitating 21st Century Citizenship in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Presented at By the People: Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education.. Arizona State University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.Contributed to by: Parkin, T.
Parkin, TJ., & Kane, K. (2015, December). Designing the Future: engaging millennials in active civic participation through user centred design practices. Presented at By the People: Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education.. Arizona State University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Kane, K., & Parkin, TJ. (2015). Creative innovation in a real world: Teaching experience, service and social design through cooperative work-integrated learning.. , New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 2015 conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.Contributed to by: Parkin, T.
Kane, K., & Parkin, TJ. (2014, November). Designing the library of the future. Presented at National Digital Forum 2014 Conference. National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Tim is the Subject Director of Visual Communication where he has been responsible for leading a team in implementing the new undergraduate programme to NASAD accreditation standards. He is a Senior Lecturer in Brand Communication and Service Design.

Courses Coordinated

  • 197.191 Art and Design: Special Topic I
  • 222.257 Design Studio IIA (Visual Communication)
  • 222.357 Design Studio IIIA (Visual Communication)

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