We are pleased to announce that we have joined the international DESIS Network of research institutions which are actively engaged in research with a focus on Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability. Our DESIS Otago Coordinator is Associate Professor Caro McCaw. We look forward to the opportunities to strengthen our research in this area through more international collaborations.
An example of a project that incorporates principles of design, social innovation and sustainability is Professor Mary Butler's research into vision screening of children by their peers in school. You are invited to hear Mary talk about her work at her Inaugural Professorial Event on 26 March. Click here to find out more about this event and to register to attend.
As well as our research stories, this month we've included a story about features of the Hub on our Dunedin campus. Artist and design consultant Simon Kaan talks about these in a video, Te Ara Honohono.
Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies