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Karl Kane MDes (Distinction), BA, BDes (Hons)

Senior Lecturer

School of Design

Karl Kane's research focuses on service, experience and social design, civic participation and brand communication. He leads and facilitates the brand communication and experience suite of papers as part of the BDes (Hons) degree, and specialises in contextual-studio and work-integrated teaching and learning modes. His personal research interests primarily sits within the area of 21st Century Citizenship. He teaches in the visual communication degree and consults/mentors within Open Lab, with a focus on service, experience and social design.

Karl Kane is a design educator, researcher and practitioner at the School of Design, Massey University College of Creative Arts. 

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Master of Design (Distinction) - Massey University (2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Design (First Class Honours) - Massey University (2002)

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)
  • Make/Use won the Open Source use in the Arts at the New Zealand Open Source Awards 2016. See http://nzosa.org.nz/categories/ - New Zealand Open Source Awards (2016)
  • Make/Use won a Bronze Best Design Award in the Exhibition & Temporary Structures category at the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards 2016. See https://bestawards.co.nz/spatial/exhibition-installations-and-temporary-structures/makeuse-exhibition - Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

His research focuses on service, experience and social design, civic participation and brand communication. His current research primarily sits within the area of 21st Century Citizenship. He consults/mentors within Open Lab, with a focus on service, experience and social design.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, 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 Management and Studio and Professional Practice (120303): Design Practice and Management (120300): Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified (120399): Digital and Interaction Design (120304):
Political Science (160600): Political Science not elsewhere classified (160699): Studies In Human Society (160000):
Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) (120307)

Keywords

Karl's area of expertise centres on the emerging field(s) of experience, service and social design. He has a professional, academic and teaching & learning background in visual communication design, art direction, and in design history and theory (contextual studies). 

He also has expertise in political communication design and issues of 21st Century citizenship. 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

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

Creative Work

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.
Kane, K., Parkin, TJ., & Robinson, C. (2016). Vote Local: voter advice application for local body elections.
[Design]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T., Robinson, C.
McQuillan, HL., Archer-Martin, JL., Bailey, J., Fox Derwin, EL., Kane, K., O'Hara, WJ., . . . Stewart-MacDonald, B. (2015, July 11). Make/Use. [collaborative research project including interdisciplinary development of: open source system for user modifiable zero waste fashion + garment and textile collection + experience design + exhibition + display furniture + workshops + identity + open source typeface + posters + publication + website + video + photography]. Auckland, New Zealand: Objectspace.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Archer-Martin, J., Bailey, J., Kane, K., McQuillan, H., O'Hara, W.
Kane, KW., & Holmes, C. (2014). New Zealand Police Armed Offenders Squad Identity, Wahaika [Artefact]. : New Zealand
[Artefact]Authored by: Kane, K.
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. (2014). On The Fence 2014: voter advice application. Wellington
[Design]Authored by: 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.
Bailey, J., & Brown, A. (2014). LAWA: Land Air Water Aotearoa (website, data visualisation, science communication, brand system).
[Design]Authored by: Bailey, J., Brown, A.Contributed to by: Kane, K.Edited by: Bailey, J.
Bailey, J., Brown, A., & Kane, K. (2013). LAWA: Land Air Water Aotearoa (Phase 1).
[Design]Authored by: Brown, A., Kane, K.

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.
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.
Parkin, TJ., & Kane, K. (2016). Designing the future: engaging millennials in active civic participation through user-centered design practices. ???? Yet to be published ????. : By the people: Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kane, K., Parkin, T.
Kane, KW. (2015, October). Tomorrow’s country, engaging with the Future: Design and Democracy. Presented at Australasian Parliamentary Educators’ Conference. New Zealand Parliament, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kane, K.
Brown, A., Kane, K., & Bailey, J. (2015, November). Public Sector Design. Presented at Helix: A symposium on the New Zealand Design DNA project. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bailey, J., Brown, A., Kane, K.Contributed to by: Bailey, J.
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.

Other

McQuillan, HL., Archer-Martin, JL., Bailey, J., Kane, K., Fox Derwin, E., Menzies, G., . . . Stewart-MacDonald, B. (2015). Make/Use exhibition catalogue.
[Other]Authored by: Archer-Martin, J., Bailey, J., Fox, E.Contributed to by: Kane, K.Edited by: Archer-Martin, J., Bailey, J., Kane, K.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2014 - New Zealand Police
    Identity design, Armed Offender's Squad
  • 2013-2014 - Ministry for the Environment et al
    LAWA 'Data Democratisation' Project
  • 2012-2013 - New Zealand Post
    Experience Design Workshop Facilitation

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Karl is actively involved in the design and implementation of the new Bachelor of Design (Honours) degree. He leads and facilitates the brand communication and experience suite of papers as part of the BDes (Hons) degree, and specialises in contextual-studio and work-integrated teaching and learning modes.

Media and Links

Media

  • 21 Nov 2015 - Magazine
    'Run this up the flagpole' in New Zealand Listener
    Karl Kane was interviewed as an expert in visual communication design within the public sphere by New Zealand Listener reporter Sally Blundell, alongside his MDes Candidate and vexillologist Thomas Le
  • 19 Aug 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    Smart apps to encourage youth vote
    Stuff.co.nz and Fairfax Media featured On The Fence (NRO1) and Ask Away (NRO2) in an article about the Design + Democracy Project's work leading up to the 2014 General Election. In the article, which
  • 13 Jul 2015 - Radio
    "Ethics in fashion" Interview on Radio New Zealand
    Radio New Zealands "Standing Room Only" show interviewed Holly McQuillan just prior to the opening of Make/Use.
  • 04 Aug 2014 - Newspaper
    'Electoral Commission's new ads welcomed'
    Karl Kane was interviewed by the National Business Review as a political communications commentator (NRO1, NRO2) in response to the Electoral Commission's strategic shift in their voter engagement str

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