Hinchcliffe, Asst. Prof. Geoff
Assistant Professor, Media & Graphic Design
Faculty of Arts & Design
Bldg, Floor & Room: 7, C40
Telephone: (02) 6201 2262
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5034
Before commencing his academic career, Geoff worked as a commercial graphic designer in print publication, web, interactive media, and broadcast graphics. He has served as a councillor for the Australian Graphic Design Association at state and national levels. Geoff's current focus is on new forms and practices in graphic design: web design; interface design; generative design; and data visualisation.
Areas of Teaching
- All areas of graphic design
- Web and interface design
- Information graphics and data visualization
- Graphic design theory and history
Geoff's practice-based PhD focused on the aesthetic dimensions of web-based software and software production as a creative practice. His experimental design work parallels his theoretical research, exploring creative modes of software design and interaction. See the Research tab for more details and his personal website:http://gravitron.com.au
- PhD in Communication, University of Canberra (UC)
- Bachelor of Visual Arts (Graphic Investigation), Australian National University (ANU)
- "Colouring Digital Collections". Museums and the Web Asia 2015, October 2015. ISBN TBC.
- "Data, Computation and Creative Collaboration - reflections on interdisciplinary digital design and research". ACUADS Conference. University of South Australia, September 2015. ISBN TBC.
- "DaDa Visualisation". 2015 International Symposium of Electronic Art. Vancouver University, August 2015. ISBN 978-1-910172-00-1.
- "Data As Script - A critical lens for interface production". ACUADS Conference. Australian National University & University of Canberra, September 2011. ISBN 978-0-9758360-7-1.
- "Pushing Your Button". Cumulus 38° South : Hemispheric shifts across learning teaching and research. Swinburne/RMIT, Melbourne, October 2009.
- "Losing Control: Looking beyond the surface of the aesthetic interface". International Symposium of Electronic Art. Singapore 2008. ISBN 978-981-08-0768-9
- "Interface to Learning: Creating a Design-centric Learning System". ACUADS Conference: Thinking the Future: Art, Design and Creativity. Victorian College of the Arts/Monash Uni, Melbourne, September 2006. ISBN 978-0-9758360-1-9
- "Engagement, experience, meaning: critical concerns for eLearning technologies in design education". Designs on eLearning: Teaching and Learning with Technology in Art, Design and Communication. Royal College of Art, London, 2005. ISBN 1-903455-09-X
- "DIY Significance: Significance in the Digital Domain". (in)Signficance. University of Canberra, May 2015.
- "An Interdisciplinary Machine: Reflections on Digital Practice-led Research". Driving Forces: The Role of Artists and Designers in Interdisciplinary Research. Australian National University, March 2014.
- Interview with Desktop magazine, February 2013.
- "Data Columns". Tangible data visualisation for Power of 1 Voice, Museum of Australian Democracy, 2014.
- "DaDa Visualisation". Mobile web interface, data visualisation and thermal printer application. Unruly Orchestrations, Belconnen Arts Centre, 2014.
- "Discover the Queenslander". Web application for State Library of Queensland, 2013. http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/showcase/discover-the-queenslander#/mosaic
- "Virga". Data lighting sculpture produced in partnership with Rob Foster (f!nk) for Make's flagship retail store in Melbourne, 2013.
- Autonomous social media visualisation for Crowd Convergence, 2013.
- GRAVITRON. Creative prototypes and research notes. http://gravitron.com.au
- 2014 "The Power of One; tangible data representation for MOAD" Value $10,000
with Mitchell Whitelaw for Museum of Aust Democracy. (Cat2)
- 2014 "Developing the generous retail interface" Value $15,000
for Make Designed Objects. (Cat3)
- 2013 "Discovering the Queenslander" Value $20,000
with Dr Mitchell Whitelaw for State Library of Queensland. (Cat2)
- 2013 "Autonomous social media visualisation" Value $10,000
for Crowd Convergence, Sydney. (Cat3)
- 2012 "Digital Cultural Interfaces to Environmental Data" Value $18,000
with colleagues from DDMA research cluster. (Cat3)
- 2011 "Data Aesthetics in Retail Space" Value $27,000
with Whitelaw & Robert Foster for Make Design Objects. (Cat3)
- 2011"Interactive Visualisation of Australian Prints and
Printmaking" Value $27,000
with Whitelaw, Hinton & Ennis-Butler for National Gallery of Australia. (Cat2)
- 2009 "Made Space - Online retail representation &
engagement" Value $11,000
for Make Designed Objects, Melbourne. (Cat3)
Other Grant Income
- 2013 "Curriculum development for flexible delivery" Value $88,000
UC Structural Adjustment Funding grant.
- 2009 "Incubator - UC Work Integrated Learning Value "$20,000
Collaborative project with Business & Government, Information Sciences, Arts & Design.
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