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Karl Kane BA, MDes, 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

  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (2012)
  • Master of Design - Massey University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) - Massey University (2003)

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 0 3
Team Member 0 1

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

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

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

  • 197.379 Service and Experience Design
  • 222.215 Brand Communication
  • 222.454 Visual Communication Design Research Project

Media and Links

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