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Tim Parkin MDes, BDes

Senior Lecturer

School of Design

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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Professional

Qualifications

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

Prizes and Awards

  • On the Fence (NRO1) won the Information Award at the Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) in Melbourne for excellence online. The ANZIA awards are an annual event, held jointly by InternetNZ and auDA, celebrating the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals who excel in delivering online content that is accessible, innovative, informative and secure. - Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (2016)

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

Journal

Kane, K., & Parkin, T. (2016). Improving political literacy by design: Voter advice applications for young New Zealanders. Set: Research Information for Teachers. 3, 45-50 Retrieved from http://www.nzcer.org.nz/journals
[Journal article]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.

Creative Work

Kane, K., Parkin, T., & Robinson, C. (2017, June 8). VoteLocal: voter advice application for local body elections. [Photographic Print, 841mm x 1189mm]. Good Design Australia Showcase Exhibition, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney, Australia.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C.
Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C., Baxter, K., & Turnidge, T. (2017). On The Fence 2017.
[Design]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C., Turnidge, T.Contributed to by: Robinson, C.
Brown, A., Parkin, T., Tobin, A., & Le Bas, T. (2017). Our Data, Our Way: What New Zealand people expect from guidelines for data use and sharing. New Zealand: Data Futures Partnership
[Design]Authored by: Brown, A., Parkin, T.Contributed to by: Brown, A.
Brown, A., & Parkin, T. (2017). Select All: a practical introduction to Inclusive Design for the New Zealand design community.. Wellington, New Zealand: Open Lab
[Design]Authored by: Brown, A., Parkin, T.Contributed to by: Parkin, T.
Kane, K., Parkin, T., & Robinson, C. (2016). VoteLocal: voter advice application for local body elections.
[Design]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C.
Le Bas, T., Kane, K., & Parkin, TJ. (2015). Flagpost; A place for us to reimagine our flag, together.
[Design]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.Contributed to by: Kane, K.
Parkin, T., Whitty, J., McQuillan, H., Holdaway, S., Bailey, J., & Brown, A. (2015). Space Between online platform: sustainable fashion e-commerce strategies. Wellington, New Zealand: Space Between
[Design]Authored by: Bailey, J., Brown, A., 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, K., Parkin, T., & Robinson, C. (2014). On The Fence 2014: voter advice application. Wellington, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C.Contributed to by: Kane, K.Edited by: Kane, K.
Parkin, T., 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, T., 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, T., & Foon, L. (2012). Starfish New Materialism: strategic direction and rebranding for sustainable fashion label Starfish Fashion Ltd. Wellington, New Zealand: Starfish Fashion Ltd
[Design]Authored by: Parkin, T.
Parkin, T., & Foon, L. (2012). Common Thread: sustainable fashion communication strategies for Starfish Summer 2013 collection. Wellington, New Zealand: Starfish Fashion Ltd
[Design]Authored by: Parkin, T.

Report

Brown, A., & Parkin, T. (2016). Designing for all: a national design challenge. Workshops summary and action plan produced in conjunction with Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Open Lab.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Brown, A., Parkin, T.
Kane, K., & Parkin, T. (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, T. (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

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: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Kane, K., & Parkin, T. (2017). The Design & Democracy Project: Facilitating 21st century citizenship in Aotearoa-New Zealand. In W. No, A. Brennan, & D. Schugurensky (Eds.) By the people: participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education. (pp. 96 - 103). Phoenix, Arizona: By the people: Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Parkin, T., & Kane, K. (2017). Designing the future: Engaging millennials in active civic participation through user-centered design practices. In W. No, A. Brennan, & D. Schugurensky (Eds.) By the people: participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education. (pp. 196 - 206). Phoenix, Arizona: By the people: Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Kane, K., & Parkin, T. (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. Tempe, Arizona, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.Contributed to by: Parkin, T.
Parkin, T., & Kane, K. (2015, December). Designing the future: Engaging millennials in active civic participation through inclusive practices. Presented at By the People: Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education.. Tempe, Arizona, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Kane, K., & Parkin, T. (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, T. (2014, November). Designing the library of the future. Presented at National Digital Forum 2014 Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
[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

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