Letter to Students 05

20th May 2005 Dear Students, These past few weeks we have seen a considerable amount of interaction between staff and students. Many of you have said this has been unnerving though an even larger number have said you are enjoying the climate of dialogue and dissent. Those of you in second year are also seeing…… Continue reading Letter to Students 05

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Letter to Staff 06

January 2006 Dear Colleague, It is two years today from my taking over as Program Director. In this period I have worked with a view to make the program and the program community truly world class. My first task was to demonstrate leadership and quality in the local Australian context. The next task will be…… Continue reading Letter to Staff 06

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Letter to Sessional Staff

Dear colleague, We are coming to the end of another semester, and it is time to look back with pleasure on yet another four-month engagement with students. We are at the same time all looking into the next semester, planning and preparing for another round of courses and teaching. For the second year students in…… Continue reading Letter to Sessional Staff

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How do you build Creativity

(First you clear the land, then you squat on the land, you sleep there in tents, you make friend with the isects that live there, you cry for your shortsightedness in clearing the land and begin replanting trees and weeds. You then go looking for another place, on the way you wonder if you should…… Continue reading How do you build Creativity

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3+3+2

This is what I wrote to the 4th year students. Let us call it the 3+3+2 post. Okay? The 4 year Industrial Design Program is a progression in 3 stages: The Lower Pool, The Upper Pool and the Premajor/Major. The Lower Pool: The first stage lasts for three semesters. In this period the student leaves…… Continue reading 3+3+2

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