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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.

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.

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