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

Lecturer

School of Design

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (04) 801 5799  ext. 63659
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Professional

Professional Biography

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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Qualifications

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

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 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.
McQuillan, HL., Archer, JL., Fox Derwin, E., Kane, ., Bailey, ., Menzies, ., . . . O'Hara, . (2015, May 1). Make/Use Exhibition. (No. of Pieces: 9 garments, 6 flats, digital prints, screen prints, 1 website, 1 catalogue/publication, exhibition design, modular furniture parts, Film and cognitive tools.) Object Space.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Archer-Martin, J., Bailey, J., Fox Derwin, E., 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., & 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.
Bailey, J., Brown, A., & Kane, K. (2013). LAWA: Land Air Water Aotearoa (Phase 1).
[Design]Authored by: Bailey, J., 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.
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, 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.
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.

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.

Courses Coordinated

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

Other Links

  • Design & Democracy Project - Led by Karl Kane, Design & Democracy Project is a strategic research unit established within Massey University’s College of Creative Arts.

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