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Associate Professor Rodney Adank

Associate Professor - Industrial Design

School of Design

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Rodney Adank works across areas of affective design, ergonomics, product design and development. He has special interests in: seating and adhocism, usability due to sensory experience, resilient design in relation to disaster contexts, and design theory in relation to methods and creativity.

Thematics

Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Built Environment And Design (120000): Design History and Theory (120301): Design Innovation (120302): Design Practice and Management (120300): Industrial Design (120305)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3

Research Outputs

Book

Goellner, M., Warell, A., Adank, R., Garrett, L., & Parker, T. (2011). Design for Desirability: A Collaborative Innovation-Initiative between New Zealand Design Academia and Industry. In A. Silva, & R. Simões (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Trends in Product Design and Development. (pp. 328 - 347). USA: Engineering Science Reference
[Chapter]Authored by: Adank, R., Garrett, L., Parker, A.
Adank, RG., & Mehzoud, SA. (Eds.) (2009). Surplus and creativity: Design and the readymade. Wellington, New Zealand: Affect: The Centre for Affective Design Research
[Edited Book]Edited by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Warell, A. (2008). "Five Senses Testing" - Assessing And Predicting Sensory Experience Of Product Design. In PMA. Desmet, J. van Erp, & MA. Karlsson (Eds.) Design & Emotion Moves. (pp. 35 - 58). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Adank, R.

Creative Work

Adank, R. (2017). General Motors Bench Seats 2017: Chevrolet 59, Impala 62, Holden 71. Instagram - Web portal.
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R., Marin-Hoyos, M., Du Plessis, L., Kremer, K., Gardiner, J., & Chu, W. (2017). Metrositi. 22nd - 23rd May: Jupiters Casino Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia: Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2017
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R., Kremer, K.
Adank, R., Austin, N., Wright, H., Fulton, P., & Jones, M. (2017). Octave. Red Dot Museum, Singapore
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R., Drain, A., Jones, M., McCafferty, S., & McIntyre, L. (2017). Lattice. Singapore: Red Dot Awards
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R., Drain, A., McIntyre, L.Contributed to by: Drain, A.
Adank, RG. (2017). Morris Minor Chair.
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG. (2017). Rover 75 Suite.
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R. (2016). Blue Rover Chair. European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante, Spain
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R. (2016). Holey Chair. IP Australia, Discovery House, Canberra, Australia
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R. (2016). Morris Rover Chair. European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante, Spain
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R. (2016). Rocking Rover. Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, Stout Street, Wellington New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R. (2015). Move Over Rover. Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University, Wellington: "Virtually Pop" Exhibition, curated by J.Preston and A. Geczy, aligned with Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R. (2015). Day Out Chair. Instagram
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG. (2015). Adorer Chair.
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG. (2015). Rare Rover.
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG. (2015). Utility Rover.
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Foster, S., Mehzoud, S., & Adank, RG. (2010). Mac Pac Interactive Product Information Interface prototype. Christchurch
[Design]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG. (2010, November 15). Surplus & Creativity: Design and the Readymade - Kinder, Softer, Sweeter. (No. of Pieces: 31) [Curated exhibition: Mixed media]. Department of Conservation, Te Papa Atawhai, 18 Manners Street, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Adank, R.
Mehzoud, SA., & Adank, RG. (2009, November 18). Surplus and creativity: Design and the Readymade. [Co-curated exhibition: Mixed media]. Conservation House Te Whare Kaupapa Atawhai, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Adank, R.

Thesis

Adank, R. (2015). RARA : Rover chairs an adventure in adhocism. (Master's Thesis, Massey University, College of Creative Arts, Wellington)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Adank, R.

IP

Adank, RG.(2016). . IPONZ Design Registration 422039: New Zealand: Rocking Rover Chair, 2016
[Patent]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG.(2016). . Design Registration Number: 201614994: Australia: Holey Chair, 2016.
[Patent]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG.(2016). . Design Registration No. 003368737-0002: European Union: Morris Rover Chair, 2016
[Patent]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG.(2016). . Design Number: 003368737-0001: European Union: Blue Rover Chair, 2016
[Patent]Authored by: Adank, R.

Conference

Adank, R. (2017, July). Blue rover chair: Adhocism and design DNA. Presented at Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand 8th Annual Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R. (2017, May). Design in the disaster context: From adhoc solutions to developed resilience. Presented at Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., Marin - Hoyos, MA., Du Plessis, L., Kremer, K., Gardiner, J., & Chu, W. (2017). Metrositi: Public Shelter System. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. Gold Coast, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R., Kremer, K.
Adank, R. (2017). Which multitool would MacGyver Use? Equipment taxonomy designed to achieve agility in Adhoc field deployment. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australia & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference. Gold Coast, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R., Garrett, L., & Edgar, O. (2017). Situated Design: Developing Depth and Understanding in Equipment Design for Urban Search and Rescue. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australia & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference. Gold Coast, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, R. (2017). Search and rescue needs stuff: Products and services that need development and shaping for purposeful application. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australia & New Zealand Search & Rescue. Gold Coast, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Kremer, K. (2017). Floodscape: a smart phone application for herding cats in an unfolding tsunami event.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australia & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference. Gold Coast, Australia.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R., Kremer, K.
Adank, RG.Move Over Rover - a high chair to adhocism. [Range Rover leather seats, steel pipe, cast iron clamps, power supply, 1140mm x 1560mm x 1750mm].. In Virtually POP is a curated (peer-reviewed) exhibition aligned with the 2015 POPCAANZ Conference ISBN 978-0-646-93725-0. Wellington
[Conference Other]Authored by: Adank, R.
Howden-Chapman, P., Adank, R., Joiner, D., & Stearns, C. (2013). Residential Reconstruction on the Rim of Fire. In Urban Affairs Association 43rd Annual Conference Building the 21st Century City: Inclusion, Innovation, and Globalization(pp. 237 - 237). , 43rd Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference Building the 21st Century City: Inclusion, Innovation, and Globalization San Francisco, California: Urban Affairs Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Sigurjonsson, J., Smith, P., Shekar, A., & Adank, R.The continuum of design and engineering education: Competencies in final projects. DS 62: Proceedings of E and PDE 2010, the 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education - When Design Education and Design Research Meet. (pp. 315 - 320).
[Conference]Authored by: Adank, R.
Foster, S., Mehzoud, S., & Adank, R.(2010). Up with play: Interactive demonstration. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Other]Authored by: Adank, R., Foster, S.
Foster, S., Mehzoud, S., & Adank, R. (2010). Up with the play. Poster session presented at the meeting of 7th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment. Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R., Foster, S.
Sigurjonsson, J., Smith, P., Shekar, A., & Adank, R. (2010). The continuum of design and engineering education: Competencies in final projects. The 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education 2010. (pp. 1 - 6).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG. (2009). Aesthetics of Interaction: Design, the Ageing and Sensory Experience. In RG. Adank, & L. Gardner Wood (Eds.) New Zealand: 15th New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference: Ergonomics for the Ageing Population,
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R.
Goellner, M., Garrett, LK., Parker, AI., Adank, RG., & Warell, A. (2009). Design for desirability: An innovation-focused research collaboration between academia and industry. International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference: Design, Rigour & Relevance. (pp. 2909 - 2919). Korea
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R., Garrett, L., Parker, A.
Goellner, M., Garrett, LK., Parker, AI., Adank, RG., & Warell, A. (2009). Design for desirability: An innovation-focused research collaboration between academia and industry. In International Association of Societies of Design Research: Design, Rigour & Relevance(pp. 207 - 207). , International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009: Korean Society of Design Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R., Garrett, L., Parker, A.
Blaise, A., Legg, SJ., Widanarko, U., Noble, AD., Adank, RG., & Davidson, G. (2009, May). Comparison of two tramping backpacks using subjective perceptual methods in simulated field conditions. . Rotorua, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Snowdon, J. (2008). Quick Deployment Disaster Shelters: Building Community Through Design. In E. Seville, S. Wilkinson, R. Potangaroa, & J. Le Masurier (Eds.) http://www.resorgs.org.nz/irec2008/i-rec2008_papers.shtml. Resilient Organisations Research Programme University of Canterbury Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Private Bag 4800 Christchurch, New Zealand 8140: 4th International i-Rec Conference - Building resilience: achieving effective post-disaster reconstruction
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Warell, A. (2008). Exploring sensory perception, appraisal and concern: An approach to support design activity. In PMA. Desmet, SA. Tzvetanova, PPM. Hekkert, & L. Justice (Eds.) http://www.designandemotion.org/society/knowledge_base/?root=2. Hong Kong: 6th Design & Emotion Conference 2008 - Dare to Desire
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG. (2008, October). Exploring sensory perception, appraisal and concern: An approach to support design activity. Presented at 6th Design & Emotion Conference 2008 - Dare to Desire. Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Warell, A. (2008). Exploring sensory perception, appraisal and concern: An approach to support design activity. In http://www.designandemotion.org/society/knowledge_base/?root=2, 6th Design & Emotion Conference 2008 - Dare to Desire Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Warell, A.(2008). Exploring sensory perception, appraisal and concern: An approach to support design activity. Paper presented at the meeting of http://www.designandemotion.org/society/knowledge_base/?root=2. Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG. (2008, April). Quick Deployment Disaster Shelters: Building Community Through Design. Presented at 4th International i-Rec Conference - Building resilience: achieving effective post-disaster reconstruction. Hotel Grand Chancellor, Christchurch New Zealand..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Snowdon, J. (2008). Quick Deployment Disaster Shelters: Building Community Through Design. In http://www.resorgs.org.nz/irec2008/i-rec2008_papers.shtml(pp. 16 - 16). , 4th International i-Rec Conference - Building resilience: achieving effective post-disaster reconstruction Resilient Organisations Research Programme University of Canterbury Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Private Bag 4800 Christchurch, New Zealand 8140: http://www.resorgs.org.nz/contacts.shtml
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Snowdon, J.(2008). Quick Deployment Disaster Shelters: Building Community Through Design. Paper presented at the meeting of http://www.resorgs.org.nz/irec2008/i-rec2008_papers.shtml. Hotel Grand Chancellor, Christchurch New Zealand.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Adank, R.
Warell, A., Adank, RG., Garrett, LK., Goellner, M., & Parker, AI. (2008). Design for desirability: perceptions and implications in New Zealand export industry. 15th International Product Development Management Conference. (pp. 1 - 12).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R., Garrett, L., Parker, A.
Warrell, A., Adank, RG., Parker, AI., & Goellner, M. (2008, June). Design for desirability: Perceptions and implications in new Zealand export industry. Presented at European institute for advanced studies in management (EIASM) 15th international product development management conference. Hamburg Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R., Parker, A.
Warrell, A., Adank, RG., Garrett, LK., Goellner, M., & Parker, AI.(2008). Design for desirability: Factors mindsets and practices in New Zealand export industry. . Hamburg Germany
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Adank, R., Garrett, L., Parker, A.
Adank, RG., & Finnis, KK. (2007). Disaster denial: Solutions for survival. In Proceedings of the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to response and recovery(pp. 1). : GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 12
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
O'Donovan, M., Adank, RG., & Pawson, A. (2007). ResQmax: A multitool for Fire Brigades and Urban Search and Rescue. In Proceedings of the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to response and recovery(pp. 55). : GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 12
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Cook, W., Adank, RG., & Chua, A. (2007). The Hydrant mains-connected emergency water tank system. In Proceedings of the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to response and recovery(pp. 8). : GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 12
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Tolladay, I., & Adank, RG. (2007). R-PLB: A personal response locator beacon. In Proceedings of the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to response and recovery(pp. 72). : GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 12
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Snowdon, J., & Adank, RG. (2007). Unite: Modular shelter solution for immediate disaster response. In Proceedings of the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to response and recovery(pp. 69). : GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 12
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
McLaughlin, D., & Adank, RG. (2007). Airaid: Emergency manual nebulization. In Proceedings of the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to response and recovery(pp. 51). : GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 12
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Mills, P., & Adank, RG. (2007). GATHER: GPS digital register. In Proceedings of the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to response and recovery(pp. 53). : GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 12
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Garrett, LK., & Adank, RG. (2007, September). Human factors in design: Case studies and perspectives. Presented at Occupational Health Physiotherapy Group 2007 Annual Seminar. Stella Maris Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R., Garrett, L.
Adank, RG., Warell, AV., & Robertson, TR. (2007). Moving towards aesthetics: Sensory testing in product design/development. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference: 'Ergonomic(s) Perpectives'(pp. 34 - 37). : New Zealand Ergonomics Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., Warell, AV., & Robertson, TR. (2007, November). Moving towards aesthetics: Sensory testing in product design/development. Presented at New Zealand Ergonomics Society Conference 2007. Waiheke Island, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R.
Snowdon, J., & Adank, RG. (2007). Unite: Modular shelter solution for immediate disaster response. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: From warnings to reponse and recovery. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
McLaughlin, D., & Adank, RG. (2007). Airaid: Emergency manual nebulization. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to reponse and recovery. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
O'Donovan, M., Adank, RG., & Pawson, A. (2007). Resqmax: A multi tool for fire brigades and urban search and rescue. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to reponse and recovery. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Finnis, K. (2007). Disaster denial: Solutions for survival. Poster session presented at the meeting of 1st Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warning to response to recovery. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Pawson, A., & Adank, RG. (2007). Vertebrace: A multi scenario first aid stretcher. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to reponse and recovery. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Cook, W., Adank, RG., & Chua, A. (2007). The Hydrant mains-connected emergency water tank system. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to reponse and recovery. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Mills, P., & Adank, RG. (2007). Gather: GPS digital register. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to reponse and recovery. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Tolladay, I., & Adank, RG. (2007). R-PLB: A personal response locator beacon. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference: from warnings to reponse and recovery. Brisbane, QLD
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Warell, AV. (2006, September). Assessing the sensory experience of product design: Towards a method for 'Five Senses Testing'. Presented at 5th International Conference on Design and Emotion. Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Warell, AV. (2006). Assessing the sensory experience of product design: Towards a method for 'Five Senses Testing'. In 5th International Conference on Design and Emotion(pp. 9). : Chalmers University of Technology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Warell, AV. (2006). Assessing the sensory experience of product design: Towards a method for 'Five Senses Testing'. In MA. Karlsson, P. Desmet, & J. van Erp (Eds.) Proceedings from the 5th International Conference on Design and Emotion. Goteborg, Sweden: Design and Emotion 2006
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R.
Jacobs, AM., Adank, RG., & Shekar, A. (2005). Development of a user interface for a home automation system. : 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R.
Jacobs, AM., Adank, RG., & Shekar, A. (2005). Development of a user interface for a home automation system. Virtual Modelling and Rapid Manufacturing - Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping. (pp. 607 - 611).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R.

Other

Prasanna, R., Adank, R., & Kremer, K. (2014). Successfully got through to the 2nd round of Humanitarian Innovation Fund ( Large Grant). Topic: Floodscape Value: 139,620 GPB.
[Other]Authored by: Adank, R., Kremer, K., Prasanna, R.Contributed to by: Prasanna, R.
Adank, RG. (2010). Surplus & Creativity: Design and the Readymade Kinder, Softer, Sweeter. (pp. 1 - 66). Affect: The Centre for Affective Design Research
[Other]Edited by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., & Mehzoud, SA. (2009). Surplus and creativity: Design and the readymade.. (pp. 1 - 60). Affect: The Centre for Affective Design Research
[Other]Edited by: Adank, R.
Adank, RG., Low, K., Parker, AI., & Honger, J. (2008). Tait Radio Communications - Developing a Design Philosphy. Affect - the centre for affective design research
[Other]Authored by: Adank, R., Parker, A.
Adank, RG., Mehzoud, SA., & Taylor, L. (2007). The Birdhouse Project.
[Other]Authored by: Adank, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
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Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

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